The European Dual Career Toolkit is your gateway to the latest dual career research.


From research to practice

STARTING 11 helps quench your thirst for knowledge. The following platforms collate an extensive library of research and good practices regarding dual career and whole-person-athlete support.

TASS Extra

The research platform of STARTING 11 member TASS contains studies, papers and articles published worldwide. Short summaries of the articles focus on key take home messages for practitioners. Use the platform’s filter function to select the type of research that is most relevant to your dual career practice. Access TASS Extra here.

Olympic World Library

The Olympic World Library is administered by the Olympic Studies Centre of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It currently stores more than 35.000 publications. Career support and dual career are included in this library as priority fields. Use the platform’s search function to look out for the type of research that benefits your field of work. Access the Olympic World Library here.

Sport Psychology & Mental Support Research Group

The main research topics of the Sport Psychology and Mental Support Research Group (SPMB) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel are related to the career development of high-performance athletes, the provision of sport psychology support and the development of sport psychologists, and the development of mental skills in high-performance athletes. Browse through the individual researchers’ publications and the group’s scientific books. Access the SPMB here.

Erasmus+ Project Results Platform

The Erasmus+ Project Results Platform gives access to the results of all projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme and some of the projects funded under its predecessor programmes in the field of education, training, youth and sports. The database includes a pool of dual career-related research and good practices across Europe. Type keywords in the search box to find the projects that are most relevant to your work. Explore the platform here.