SK4YS is a transnational initiative of European sport, youth organisations and educational institutions in order to raise awareness on soft skills and competences gained through sport practice and to build capacity of these organisations to implement sport based employment programmes.
The two years long project builds on a cross-sectoral approach of sport, youth, employment and education policies of the European Union and on the outcomes of the Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The objectives of Sporting Inclusion and Diversity correspond to the strategic priorities of the Council of Europe’s Youth sector for the period of 2020-2021, namely priority n.3: Inclusive and Peaceful societies. Within the frameworks of the "Promoting social inclusion, fostering active participation, gender equality and combating all forms of discrimination on the grounds of Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights” we specifically focused on young refugees and their transition from childhood to adulthood.
Sport represents an educational avenue that can equip disadvantaged youngsters with skills, competences and it helps to build social capital which is an essential component of social inclusion and diversity, which you are fully aware of and we will take a chance to exchange good practices and also continue to create our impact in the field.
COME IN! - inclusive sports programmes for young people with and without disabilities Copy
Come In - Creating Opportunity for sport Members at grassroots level to Enable Inclusion, as a partner with the intention of continuing fostering inclusive sports programmes for young people with disabilities and young people without.
The project is lead by OPES, the Italian member of ENGSO, and involve 3 more partners: ENGSO Youth, ANESTAPS from France and SPARC form the UK and is funded by Erasmus+ sports chapter of the European Union.
35 participants took part in a Young Delegates meeting which was held on 22-26 November 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The event was supported by Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation with an aim of implementing the Council of Europe’s principles of the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life and to further disseminate the Have Your Say! manual.
The main goals of RISE are to fight against prejudices and discrimination of disadvantaged young people through sports while improving their soft skills and knowledge and creating positive atmosphere fostering inclusion, active citizenship and participation.
With the realization of the RISE project we also aim to support youngsters to take an active role and become youth leaders in their local communities and demonstrate positive development avenues for their young peers. On the other hand we also wish to bring participants closer to the core values of the European Union and develop their sense of European citizenship.
Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe - ASPIRE
ASPIRE has the main aim of offering suitable participation opportunities for refugees in and through sport, physical activity and play. This aim can be best achieved by the development and implementation of a training module that is informed by underpinning evidence and enhances the skills and competences of facilitators in sport organisations how to adapt to the specific context of refugees and migrants. The training module promotes the psychosocial support of refugees and intercultural dialogu
The project "Voices for truth and dignity - combatting sexual violence in European Sport through the voices of those affected"will generate crutial research data for the European sport community by listening to the voices of those that have been affected by sexual violence in sport.
ENGSO Youth is a partner in the VOICE project led by the German Sport University Cologne.
Study on the Contribution of Sport to the Employability of Young People in the Context of the Europe 2020 Strategy
The study will aim to increase knowledge on the interactions between sport, employment and youth across the EU in order to suggest improvements of EU policy in this area. It will provide an overview and analysis of good practices taking into account tools of recognition of qualifications gained through informal and non-formal learning related to sport in the Member States. It will propose possible future recommendations and plans of strategic actions in the context of contribution of sport to the employability of young people. It will build on already existing information in the other areas like volunteering, skills and development of human capital. It is part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
ENGSO Youth is partner in the study, which is carried out by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
The project "Recall: Games of the Past - Sports for Today"aimed to reintroduce Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) into the daily lives of young people as a means to tackle social challenges of today, including the epidemics of physical inactivity.
ENGSO Youth was a partner in the Recall project, which was led by the Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA).