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Sport for Sustainable Development

ENGSO Youth launches first transcontinental Erasmus+ Programme-funded project.

In today's interconnected world, many young people are concerned about global issues, while sustainability remains one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

Due to its universality, sport is an ultimate tool to empower, connect and educate young people all over the world. The upcoming summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, Dakar 2022 and Paris 2024 have considerable potential to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development and to promote a durable social legacy for the new generations.

Our project Sport for Sustainable Development aims to involve youth leaders, youth trainers, coaches and NGO staff from three continents in a number of interrelated activities in order to develop their skills on how to use sport as a tool for achieving sustainable development goals.

Participants will be involved and empowered to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with and learn how to use sport and act as multipliers for positive change in their local, national and international environment. The Sport for Sustainable Development project builds on long-term, cross-sector cooperation allowing involved organisations to exchange experiences and methodology in the fields of sport-based non-formal education and youth-led sustainable development, thus also strengthening their capacities for increased levels of action.

The project is a collaboration between five partners from three continents: Europe, Africa and Asia. The main goal of the Sport for Sustainable Development project is to create a platform for the transfer of knowledge in the field of sustainable development through sport between three continents (Europe, Asia and Africa).

The kick-off meeting will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 20-21 March 2020.

Main objectives of the project

  1. Create a platform for sharing and transfer of knowledge in the fields of sport-based non-formal and formal education between partner organisations and stakeholders representing the youth, education and sport sectors
  2. Up-skill youth sport trainers, youth workers, youth leaders and NGO staff to increase knowledge, skills and competences in the field of sustainable development through sport and for empowering young people they work within their local communities
  3. Raise awareness on the educational power of sport activities together with the importance of using the potential of large-scale and middle-scale sport events also for educational purposes
  4. Gather information on good practices in the field of sustainable development through sport, and develop an online training manual for delivering the SDG workshop
  5. Provide learning and mobility opportunities for disadvantaged young people to experience the educational legacy of Tokyo 2020, Dakar 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games
  6. Create legacy activities to support the post-Tokyo 2020 youth sports education and link it with the pre-educational activities of Dakar 2022 and Paris 2024
  7. Build capacity and create synergies through partners from different sectors

Visit the ENGSO Youth website for more information. 


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