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Conference on International Sport Volunteerism

Conference on International Sport Volunteerism

At the first ever Conference on International Sport Volunteerism, the EYVOL project will share their learnings so far on the topic of volunteering for social inclusion through sport.

Date

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:00 to 19:00

Location

Paris
France

Empowering Youth Volunteers Through Sport (EYVOL) is a transnational and multi-sectoral cooperation initiative co-funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme, involving partners from the Olympic Movement, the United Nations, academia and civil society working together to develop and implement innovative educational methods to train youth volunteers on how to utilise sport to promote inter-cultural dialogue, peace and socio-economic development.

While embracing the whole international dimension of sport volunteerism, EYVOL addresses special attention to the Enlarged Mediterranean Region, including the Middle East, with a view of promoting the role of sport as a way to narrow the gap between the North and the South of the Mediterranean Basin. 

The first group of internationally recruited EYVOL volunteers were deployed in Doha at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, and the first outcome of the analysis of Best Practices on Volunteering for Social Inclusion Through Sport will be presented on 26 November 2019 at the first International Conference on Sport Volunteerism hosted by the Sorbonne University in Paris.

During the event, EYVOL’s partners will share information on the results achieved so far by the project, with regard to the analysis on good practices on volunteering for social inclusion through sport, and will continue to gather information from organisations to further collect and develop good practices in the field of recruitment, deployment and training of youth sport volunteers, also in view of future employability.

The Conference will also foster debate on how to enhance opportunities that major sporting events or sport in general can offer to youth, including those who wishes to donate their time and make available their skills for the success of an event or a project.  

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