European Commission

ENGSO Youth's activities throughout the years have been supported by Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programmes of the European Commission. 

The annual work programme of ENGSO Youth is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Any communication or publication related to the implementation of an annual work programme reflects only the author’s view and Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe (CoE; French: Conseil de l'Europe) is an international organisation focused on promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people. ENGSO Youth is partnering with European Youth Foundation and its diverse activities for years. 


The European University Sports Association (EUSA) is an organisation of the national university sports federations in Europe.
It was founded in November 1999 in Vienna/Austria by 25 national federations.EUSA General Assembly in Wroclaw re-elected Mr Adam Roczek as the President, and elected a new Executive Committee for the period 2016-2020.


 EPAS provides a platform for intergovernmental sports co-operation between the public authorities of its member states. It also encourages dialogue between public authorities, sports federations and NGOs. This contributes to better governance, with the aim of making sport healthier and fairer and ensuring that it conforms to high ethical standards. Established by Council of Europe in 2007.


ENGSO Youth is active member. Eurochild advocates for children’s rights and well-being to be at the heart of policymaking.

They represent network of organisations working with and for children throughout Europe, striving for a society that respects the rights of children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of all their work.


Peace and Sport

L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport was founded in 2007 by M Joel Buzou, who is the current President. It works for sustainable peace, throughout the world. To achieve this, it promotes the practice of structured sport and sporting values to educate young generations and help foster social stability, reconciliation and dialogue between communities.  Peace and Sport is a global initiative under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.


TAFISA stands as ‘The Association For International Sport for All’ nowadays from Germany leading the global Sport for All movement for An Active World .TAFISA began in the 1960s as the semi regular gathering of international but individual personalities and leaders interested and working in the field of Sport for All, under the title ‘Trim and Fitness’.


ICSSPE is the world’s largest network of organisations and institutions concerned with sport, sport science and physical education, accounting for millions of people. Among others, the Council belongs to the associated bodies of UNESCO and co-operates with the sport movement. By fostering sport, exercise, education and health, ICSSPE contributes to the development of human society. ICSSPE was founded in the late 1950s with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education

Europan Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. Representing 100 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations, it believes youth organisations are the tool through which YFJ empower, encourage, involve, represent, reach out and support young people. The Youth Forum brings together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe, organised in order to represent their common interests.
ENGSO Youth, as the only INGO representing youth in sports, has a status of an observer, looking forward to obtain full membership.

CoE European Youth Foundation

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. Only youth NGOs from Council of Europe member states, as well as the European Cultural Convention Signatories: Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Holy See, can apply to the Foundation. It is a division in the Youth Department of the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Directorate General of Democracy. 


streetfootballworld and ENGSO Youth are partnering on the development of the European Commissions' Study on the Contribution of sport to the Employability of Young People in the context of Europe 2020 strategy. 

Willibald Gebhardt Institut

The Willibald Gebhardt Institute - Research Institute for Sport and Society was established in 1992 in Essen, Germany. oday, some 25 years later, are about 20 sports and science institutions (regional, national, international) the WGI and are a further number of individuals and scientists from Germany, Europe and Asia member WGI (such as fellows).

No Hate Speech Movement

"No Hate Speech Movement" is a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online, to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship, including in Internet governance processes. The whole project is a tribute to youth participation and co-management.

European Week of Sport

The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

EU-CoE Youth Partnership

The EU-CoE youth partnership stems from the close relations that the Council of Europe and the European Commission have developed in the youth field over the years since 1998. The overall goal is to foster synergies between the youth-oriented activities of the two institutions. The specific themes are participation/citizenship, social inclusion, recognition and quality of youth work.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB and ENGSO Youth are partnering on the development of the European Commissions Study on the Contribution of sport to the Employability of Young People in the context of Europe 2020 strategy. 

European Athletics

European Athletics saw its origin in 1934 in Budapest, as an European Committee appointed by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). The EA role now includes the further development of the European competition programme and a number of other tasks in the service of its 50 Member Federations. Among others, ENGSO Youth has collaborated with EA in the development of the Young Leaders initiative.

Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia

Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia and ENGSO Youth are partnering together in order to make the sport inclusive for everyone. 


Special Olympics in Europe and Eurasia encompasses a diverse range of cultures, languages and customs. From Iceland to Israel, from Portugal to Siberia, Russia, Special Olympics athletes and supporters are dedicated to promoting respect, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.

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