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BM.Granollers - TecnoCampus, first agreement though H4DC project.

Mataró-based university "TecnoCampus" and handball club BM.Granollers, recently signed a collaboration agreement between the two institutions, setting the first agreement signed within H4DC's framework. By this collaboration, BMG athletes will have the opportunity to get education scolarships that will help them on combinig their educational programs with the practice of high-level sport.

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H4DC Academy: Athlete suport service pilot program

The H4DC project started with the mission to design an innovative athlete support service which could bring together different actors that may complement their efforts in order to improve the dual career management of high-level sport talents. Sport talents, parents, coaches, clubs, school representatives, universities, and companies had been investigated in order to understand particular needs and visions to create a service model to put all these stakeholders in-line to work together around improving players development in each on the different ways: educative. sportive and vital.

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H4DC is ready to start!

In this last semester of 2017, the third Steering Committee of the Handball for Dual Careers (H4DC) project was held, this time in Amsterdam, host of  H4DC project partner Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) where main details were discussed in order to get everything ready for the star of the crucial phase of the project. The implementation.

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Finalized the first round of mobility exchanges of the three H4DC clubs

During the last months, and with the aim of exchanging knowledge of practices for the best combination of an educational/work life with high level sport practice, players and coaches of the three handball clubs participating in the H4DC project have traveled to visit their homonyms to learn and know first-hand the facilities, services and the different options offered to solve the problem of pursuing a dual career. This activity has also served as a strengthening of relations between the three clubs and will widen the season that comes with the second round of exchanges between the three clubs.

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First exchange between H4DC handball clubs

Swedish handball club and H4DC partner IK Sävehof, hosted the first exchange between clubs participating at the project and welcomed BM.Granollers to spend five days in their facilities in order to share knowledge of dual career practices in both clubs.

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Finishing first phase of H4DC project

Last week it was held the second part of the needs assessment of the three handball clubs participating in the H4DC project, studies led by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) with the objective to know the clubs' structures and to see how different actors of these clubs are dealing with the balancing of sport competition and studies/work. As in the first part of the studies, some interviews to key groups were made in order to start defining the new athlete support model that this project aims to.

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Newsletter H4DC!

It is already available the first edition of the H4DC project's "newsletter". With this mailing list, you can be up to date on what is going on on the project by knowing upcoming activites and how the project is developing and which results are being obtained. You can read May's edition here

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Intense week in Granollers

Last week was a very busy week at the Club Balonmano Granollers facilities thanks to the visit of the Dual Careers expert from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Stephan Hakkers, also partner of the project “Handball 4 Dual Careers”. Stephan Hakkers interviewed some different personalities from the club in order to know much better their opinions about combining sports and educational careers and work but also, to catch impressions about the characteristics the new athlete supporting service should have to be successfully implemented in the future. Not only talents, coaches, board of director’s members and parents from the club participated but also some representatives from educational centers and representatives of some club’s sponsors could add the point of view of the external actors from the club that also influence talents during their sportive career.

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Firsts activites of “HANDBALL 4 DUAL CAREERS”

After this first months setting up and initiating the project with the first “Steering Committee” that was taken place in Granollers in January, H4DC has already started the first activities that will help to gather valuable information and knowledge to help designing the athletes’ supporting service.

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