Founded in 1995 in Nice, France the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is a sport scientific society dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge at the European level.

Objective & Purpose

The European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is the leading association of sport scientists at the European level and maintains extensive co-operations with corresponding non-European associations. The purpose of the ECSS is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to sport science across Europe and beyond. Its topics include the motivation, attitudes, values and responses, adaptation, performance and health aspects of people engaged in physical activity and the relation of physical activity and lifestyle to health, prevention and aging. These topics are investigated on an interdisciplinary basis.


The ECSS is a non-profit organisation. It supports European institutions, such as the European Union and the Council of Europe, by offering scientific advice and assistance for coordinated European and worldwide research projects defined by these bodies. In addition it serves as the most important European network of sport scientists from all relevant subdisciplines.

Association Articles

The ECSS articles of association contain the ECSS Charter and the ECSS By-laws. Articles of association record such information as the college's name, its registered seat and the number of members of the ECSS Boards.