The European Association for Sociology of Sport (eass) was established with the aim of promoting closer co-operation and networking between experts dealing with social issues related to physical activity and sport in Europe. This is particularly important today due to the emergence of a new social structure at the European level, and the ways in which sport is affected by changes in ethics, politics, economics, organisation, legislation etc. Scientific analysis of these issues and joint efforts to promote the sociology of sport in Europe seem to be necessary steps to take, particularly at this
historical moment in time when Eastern European countries are being integrated into the European Union. The eass is a stimulating forum for research, publications and professional development in the area of sport and social sciences. Work in the field is concerned with the study of sport in society as it affects human behavior, forms of expression, value systems, and the interrelationship of sport with other elements of culture.
This website is kindly hosted by the Department for Sociology of Sport at the University of Vienna.