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Sport for Employability for young NEETS

Sport for Employability for young NEETS

Join MONITOR for a conference to reflect on the potential of a variety of approaches to ‘Sport for Employability’ targeting young NEETs and to address relevant policy issues on this topic.


Thu, 06/17/2021

17 June 2021 between 9:30 and 12:00 CET via MS Teams

Target group: this conference is aimed at representatives from:

  • sport for employability / sport for development organisations
  • employment sector (employment services, employers)
  • youth work with NEETs
  • education
  • sport sector
  • policy (local, national, European, International)
  • research

Programme: ​

09:30-09:45: Welcome and introduction to the conference

  • Marc Theeboom (Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

09:45-10:15: Introduction to Sport for Employability 

  • Fred Coalter (Visiting professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

10:15-11:00: Examples of effective Sport-for-Employability programmes 

  • Praveen Singh (Director Impact Magic Bus - India)  
  • Robin Schröder (Coordinator international projects Rheinflanke - Germany) 
  • Lindsey MacDonald (Managing Director Street League - United Kingdom)

11:00-11:50: Sport for Employability for young NEETs: Policy debate on the way forward 

  • Marisa Fernandez Esteban (Deputy Head of the EU Sport Unit)
  • Saad Mohammed (Head of Research & Impact Sport 4 Life)
  • Giovanni di Cola (Special Adviser Office of the Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organisation - ILO)
  • Iva Glibo (Committee Member ENGSO YOUTH)
  • Fred Coalter (VUB)
  • Moderator: Marc Theeboom (VUB) 

11:50-12:00: Closure

Register for the event here


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