The purpose of “Advancing Career Development of Athletes in the APEC Region” is to bring together representatives of government,. Academia and business to discuss the most effective ways to provide career development for young athletes, especially female athletes. In doing so, a holistic approach can be realized for developing career development programs. In addition, the APEC Sports Policy Network (ASPN), established in 2016 under the “APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Education and Career Planning for Young Athletes” (HRW 05 2016S) project, will further discuss the ways to raise awareness of woman sports to increase women’s participation in sports.
In this year, two workshops will be held and APEC Sports Newsletter will also be published in April, July, and October. The 2017 APEC Workshop “Linking Education and Start-Up: Youth, Women, and Athletes” will be held in Ha Noi on May 13, 2017, which will focus on government policies to connect start-up and education for women athletes as well as share best practices for youth start-ups; “2017 APEC Women Sports Summit” will be held in Taipei in October 2017, which will discuss the best ways to cultivate women’s sports habits and advance the visibility or women’s participation in sports through public-private-partnership (PPP). The APEC Sports Newsletter will be a information platform to share APEC economies’ policies and best practices in sports and human resources related issues.
All APEC economies will be invited to participate the workshop and summit as well as to contribute the articles for the columns in the APEC Sports Newsletter.