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Experts and stakeholders workshop on Sport for Development


Experts and stakeholders workshop on Sport for Development

On the 6th of June, FairPlay-vidc will organise an expert and stakeholders’ workshop on sports and social development.

Austrian Cup winner FK Austria Wien will host the event at its brand new fan centre in the Franz-Horr-stadium in Vienna’s 10th district.

This networking workshop is one of the initiatives by FairPlay-vidc towards the programme of activities to commemorate and prepare for the FIFA World Cup 2010 which will be held for the first time on the continent of Africa.

Purpose of the workshop
The main objective of this workshop is to bring together development policy experts and stakeholders in the area of Sport and Development to exchange and discuss the knowledge, experience and expertise of NGOs, initiatives of African groups as well as sport organisations. In addition, the workshop will discuss the potentials of sports as a tool and medium for development cooperation, how to build and improve on the successes of the past and to carve out new routes and methods for future development policy strategies and tasks.

Youth participants
The guest of honour will be a group of ten boys and girls from Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) from Nairobi, Kenya. MYSA is a FIFA Football For Hope partner and one the of the success stories of football for development initiatives in Africa. Established in the late 1980s, MYSA operates from the slums of Nairobi and targets the youth for development initiatives through sports.

North-South partnership
An African community initiated football project in Vienna, the New African Football Academy-NAFA, will present the result of development cooperation initiatives through football by African communities in Austria. Another Football for Hope Partner, Delta Cultura, will present their football for development projects and a football school in Cape Verde. Bella Bello Bitugu of the University of Innsbruck in Austria will also present the results of the research strategy paper on the potential of sports in development policy tasks in education and information vis a vis the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The workshop will be opened by ex-beach volleyball professional Oliver Stamm (Right To Play) and the chair of the Austrian Players Union VdF, Oliver Prudlo, a former FC Wacker Innsbruck player.

The workshop is supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation, the City of Vienna, FK Austria Wien and INEX-SDA from the Czech Republic.

Download the full programme in English from "Related Document"

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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Kurt Wachter


Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 23:00


PDF icon FairPlay Workshop Programme57.99 KB

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