Role of youth in shaping the legacy in sports - ENGSO Youth panel colored ENGSO's Seminar Day in
This round table speed-up exchange between decision makers and youth took place on June 9th as part of the official programme, hosted by our member French National Olympic Committee at Avenue Pier de Coubertin 1. The 9th of June was the first day of ENGSO's General Assembly and we called it „Seminar day”. As the last programme point of the EU Seminar, ENGSO Youth organised a panel discussion on the role of youth in shaping the legacy in sports. The impressive panel was diverse, having had high level representatives of UNESCO, Mr Alexander Schischlik, Chair of Youth and Sport Department, Mr Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Sport Unit DG EAC of the European Commission, Mr Laurent Petrynka, President of International School Sport Federation and member of the Education Commission of IOC, Mrs Orlane Francois, President of ANESTAPS, Mr Andrea Casamenti, Board Member of the European Youth Forum and Mrs Gerda Katschinka as board member of ENGSO Youth. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Andrej Pisl from the European University Sports Association (EUSA). Mr. Pisl, wearing a sport jersey and having a whistle in case he needed to keep the time, made excellent connections between the different examples of the speakers on how their organisation involves youth to shape the legacy in sports. One of the examples was the Pink Paper, a set of recommendations that was written by the young participants of the European Youth Sport Forum earlier this year. During his intervention, Mr Tobias Stabler from Special Olympics Euro-Asia reminded us that all the dialogues (and following actions) shall be done inclusively and for all (with all). During the panel, once again the importance of youth active participation has been pointed out, while l
egacy is being kept: the recommendations were handed over to Mr. Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for sport last month. Apart from the Pink Paper, we heard good practices of involving youth in legacy-building in sport on regional, national and international levels.