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Between August 31 and September 2 Plekhanov Russian University of economics delegation took part in the annual conference of European Association of Sports Economics in Groningen, the Netherlands. The delegation members were Anatoliy Vorobiev, the Chair of Sports Industry Management and Marketing, Ilya Solntsev, head of Research Institute of Strategic development and complex research of the football and sports industry, and Nikita Osokin, a laboratory researcher of Research Institute of Strategic development and complex research of the football and sports industry.
The members of the conference were leading European institutions representatives in the field of sports economics and management (German Sport University Cologne, University of Liverpool, Loughborough University, Erasmus University, University of Southern Denmark). Among the conference members there were North American Universities (Vanderbilt University, Syracuse University, University of Massachusetts, George Mason University и University of North Carolina).
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics staff members made a report «Football Development Index: key performance indicators of national FAs». The PRUE delegation performance caused a heated discussion among the audience and received a lot of positive feedback.
According to the conference results the PRUE staff members became full members of European Association of Sports Economics for the very first time and that strengthened even more the position of Plekhanov University as one of the leading Russian institutions which conduct researches in the sphere of sports Economics.