See you soon

Thank you very much for being with us in Amsterdam.

It really has been a pleasure having you in Amsterdam. Your presence and contribution was the implicit key for the success of this most comprehensive and interactive congress. For your information, a congress debriefing is available here.

We very much appreciate your support and hope to welcome you as an ECSS member and congress participant to ECSS Malmö 2015.

Should you have missed sessions from the congress or simply would like to watch again parts of the programme, please visit www.ecss.tv.

Being an ECSS member you can access the recordings via your ECSS account.

The opening ceremony with “juggling sport science” by Michiel Hesseling (www.maatshow.nl) is available on the ECSS YouTube channel, here.

Arnold de Haan, Willem van Mechelen and Peter Beek, Congress Presidents
Marco Narici, ECSS President


Welcome to Amsterdam

On behalf of MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, from both VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, we are very pleased to invite you to the 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science in Amsterdam.

The congress will be held between the 2nd and 5th of July 2014 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, only 15 minutes away by train from Schiphol Airport and near the old city centre of Amsterdam. By attending this congress you have an excellent possibility to discover or contribute to ‘Sport Science around the Canals’.

Both at VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center Amsterdam sports and human movement are studied in depth. The research of MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam aims to understand and improve sport performance by studying biomechanical, exercise and muscle physiological, and perceptual and cognitive processes and factors. Research at EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research is devoted to the health aspects
of sports and physical (in-) activity. The vast output in high-impact, refereed international journals devoted to both theoretical and applied aspects of sports and human movement research.

During the ECSS congress, information exchange in both oral and mini-oral presentation formats will be particularly emphasized and facilitated. The Young Investigators Award will again be one of the highlights of the congress. We are convinced that there will be a lot of exciting issues for everyone addressed in the programme.


Ten good reasons to attend the ECSS Amsterdam Congress:

  • Open academic mentality, outstanding expertise and vast experience in the field of sports and human movement sciences
  • Stable economic climate
  • Excellent accessibility by air, rail and road
  • Very compact city with a historic center: the “Venice of the North’
  • Superb local public transport and easy bike rental
  • Excellent congress facilities
  • Hotels in all categories
  • Cultural attractions with something for everyone
  • Dazzling array of restaurants, bars, entertainment and shops
  • Safe city, welcoming international visitors

We look forward to meeting you all in Amsterdam in 2014.

Arnold de Haan, Congress President 
Director MOVE

Willem van Mechelen
Co-director EMGO+

Peter Beek
Dean Faculty of Human
Movement Sciences