On April 29, 2022, the Project Team members met to discuss the progress that was made on the methodology and the questionnaires to be used for data collection. Methodology was not finalised yet, but draft questionnaires were prepared by the two lead researchers Guenther Grohall and Themis Kokolakakis. Since the last meeting, they confirmed to have held bilateral meetings with other researchers on the team to improve the methodology and the questionnaires.
Guenther Grohall presented the modifications made to the questionnaire and explained the logic of every question in terms of how they contribute to measuring the economic value of volunteering in sport. His part of the work was dedicated to measuring the economic effects of volunteering through sport clubs as places where most of the volunteers work and where volunteers play the crucial role in the pyramid of sport i.e., the European Sport Model. As an important part of the survey, the topic on how to reach the target group (not-for-profit sport clubs) in participating countries was discussed. As mentioned in the previous meetings, Grohall confirmed that partners expressed their views related to the collection of data that must be uniformed and comparable across nations.
Themis Kokolakakis had the same task of developing the questionnaire but for a different target group – volunteers in sport clubs (not-for-profit). Therefore, the questionnaire that was prepared and reviewed several times already, has a different concept altogether as it addressed individuals, not organisations.
Online meeting served to improve the structure and the content of the two questionnaires, as well as to agree how to reach the two different target groups – organisations (not-for-profit sport clubs) and individuals (volunteering in not-for-profit sport clubs). Participants agreed with the proposal of the Project Manager Alma Papić to target organisations and individuals in organised sport.