Project „SERVE“


The Center for Sports Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna is a partner of the international project "SERVE", which is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

SERVE main objective is to promote education in and through sports and encourage dual career (DC) of athletes by setting up a Trans-European network of three national volleyball sports federations and two sports science institutions from 4 European countries to develop, elaborate, test and evaluate a sustainable European educational and training model in Volleyball to increase skills in grassroots sports, school education and recreational family sports and provide a new dual career path for sports talents.

The project is coordinated by the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation. The Volleyball Federations from Croatia and Serbia as well as the Naional Sports Academy Vassil Levski from Bulgaria are involved as project partners alongside the Institute of Sports Science from the University of Vienna.

SERVE will include volleyball sports people from different ages and from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds living in remote areas or facing socio-economic difficulties whereas social inclusion and gender equality principle are embedded in all project activities. SERVE is designed fully in line with the European green policies as foresees the green approach to be applied during the whole project lifecycle. 


The project will start in spring 2022.