ENGSO Youth at the Youth Forum Academy 2016
With an objective to empower, mobilise and connect youth organisations and individuals, ENGSO Youth joined ca. 50 representatives of European organisations at this year's #YFJAcademy in Paris, France. During the open session of the Academy, ENGSO Youth presented its Sustainable Development and Sports project, the Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020, the Sport Empowers Disabled Youth (SEDY) project, and performed a short yoga class, which inspired participants to practice similar sports in the future.
The four-day event was organised in late June by YFJ and hosted by CNAJEP, the French National Youth Council. The program consisted of 9 capacity building workshops: Participation to sustainable development goals, Internal communication, Messaging, Social media, Lobbying for beginners, Youth participation, etc.
Following the Youth Forum Academy, ENGSO Youth took part in the first Festival of Structured Dialogue - "Provox Festival", organised by CNAJEP in early July in Paris, France. As panellists in a debate on "How sport can be used as a tool for a better social integration", the Festival was a unique place for ENGSO Youth to have a sport-related discussion and tackle youth policies, best practices and the French contribution to the current cycle of Structured Dialogue with approx. 200 participants.