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Going digital: Sport for Sustainable Development kick-off meeting

The times might be challenging, but we keep our Erasmus+ funded projects going. Last week, on Friday, March 20, we held the online kick-off meeting for the Sport for Sustainable Development project.

Partners from three continents joined the conference: Hungarian University of Physical Education, Sport and Citizenship, National Olympic and Sports Committee of Senegal and Educational Foundation of the Kokushikan.

The kick-off meeting was supposed to take place in Budapest, Hungary on 20-21 March 2020, but was move to online platforms due to the Covid19 pandemic.

The main aim of the online meeting was to kick off ENGSO Youth’s first ever transcontinental project, meet the partner organisations’ representatives and discuss how to best adapt to the current situation.

The project team agreed to identify one or two members from each partner organisation involved and form a steering committee. The main tasks of the committee will be to ensure a transparent and timely management of the project’s activities and act as the preliminary communication channel of project’s partners.

Main topic of discussion was also the training course in Japan which was supposed to take place in September 2020. The event might be postponed, depending on further developments of the Covid19 outbreak.

The training course will be hosted by the Educational Foundation of the Kokushikan. The participants will be young people from all over the world, aged between 18-30 and interested in sport for development.

The youth exchange for youngsters aged 18-26 which will be hosted by the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Senegal in Dakar is planned for 2021.

Other activities of the Sport for Sustainable Development will include creation of a training manual for delivering the SDG workshop, local visibility and dissemination activities and a closing seminar in Paris, France.



Sport for Sustainable Development aims to involve youth leaders, youth trainers, coaches, NGO staff from three continents in a number of interrelated activities in order to develop their skills on how to use sport as a tool for achieving sustainable development goals. Participants will be involved and empowered to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with and learn how to use sport and act as multipliers for positive change in their local, national and international environment. The Sport for Sustainable Development project builds on long-term, cross-sector cooperation allowing involved organizations to exchange experiences and methodology in the fields of sport-based non-formal education and youth-led sustainable development, thus also strengthening their capacities for increased levels of action.

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ENGSO Youth supports Sustainable Development Goals.