• ENGSO Youth

ENGSO Youth at the European Sport Platform 2021

ENGSO Youth paves a way for the European sports youth to be represented and heard within the European sport for all sector.

Our task at this year’s European Sport Platform 2021 and the CHAMP conference was to raise the awareness about the important role youth has in addressing the global issues, such as sustainability, innovation, equality and more.

On Saturday, the European Sport Platform included a session, entitled “Sustainability in and through Sport - Air Quality (air quality issues that impact global sport)” which was moderated by our former committee member Lovisa Broms (who on day one of the event also led the Erasmus+ CHAMP conference which tackled the importance of innovation and modernisation).

Former ENGSO Youth chair Dr Paolo Emilio Adami, Medical Manager at World Athletics, impressed the audience with a detailed presentation about the relation between the air quality, and athlete’s health and performance.

He was followed by a former ENGSO Youth young delegate, now a Senior Lecturer (Academic) Sport Management at Bournemouth University, Niki Koutrou, who presented the main outcomes of the Play Green project and the “green” sport volunteering initiatives.

Our former committee member Ivana Pranjic made an inspiring presentation about our sport for sustainable development (project) and the related youth movement who is leading the global conversation on making our planet a healthier, more inclusive and equal place to live.

We concluded our trip to Vilnius with a committee meeting, discussing the current development of the organisation, and "SwinGing towards women leadership" workshop, where we presented our involvement with the project SWinG.