• ENGSO Youth

EYVOL Project Partners Host Final Conference on International Sport Volunteerism

The final conference of the EYVOL project, under the theme “Innovative Tools for Transversal Skills Acquisition through Sport Volunteerism", took place on 29 October 2021, at the Seville FC Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain.

The conference was organized within the framework of ‘Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport’ (EYVOL) project. ENGSO Youth was one of the partners in the project, represented but our colleagues Bence Garamvölgyi (former committee member and project and policy manager), Nevena Vukašinović (former vice chair) and Ivana Pranjić (former committee member, project manager).

Inspired by Save the Dream, EYVOL, is a two-year transnational and multi-sectoral initiative coordinated by the International Olympic Truce Center (IOTC) and co-funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme, involving partners from the Olympic movement, the United Nations, academia and civil society.

During the conference, all partners presented the final project outputs, such as the guide on “Good Practices on Volunteering for Social Inclusion through Sport”, the tailor-made educational programme “Discovering and Enhancing Transversal Skills for and through Sport Volunteerism”, a self-assessment tool: WebApp “Assess YOUR Skills”, as well as policy recommendations.

In May 2021, ENGSO Youth led an online workshop where we presented EYVOL's module 5 "Working with socially disadvantaged/vulnerable groups".

Project EYVOL was jointly implemented with the Comité Olímpico de Portugal (COP), Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano (CONI), International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE), European Platform for Sports and Innovation (EPSI), European Non-Governmental Sports Organization - ENGSO Youth, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Fundación del Centenario del Sevilla FC, Orama Neon – Youthorama, and garagErasmus Foundation. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) were the official supporters of the initiative, which envisaged participation of Roma Cares Foundation and Al Sharq Forum.