ENGSO Youth has the objective of empowering youth and supporting them in finding their active role in society.
Our work is based on the following working groups.


Main aim:

to promote the participation of youth in sport regardless of disability, ethnicity/race, gender, socio-economic status, location, or other background characteristics through building a strategic network, creating tangible opportunities, and engaging in key chances for advocacy.


Main aims for 2023


• Active collaboration with stakeholders, NGO’s, other relevant institutions in the field in order to forge strategic changes for target groups and their ability to participate equally in sports and sport governing bodies.

• Creating opportunities (projects, events, workshops) for each of the target groups using sport as a tool for social inclusion as well as ensuring social inclusion within grassroot sports.

• Raising awareness of the current barriers and abilities to overcome these challenges through ENGSO Youth policy/position papers and advocacy for change during relevant events.

Education and employability

Main aim:

to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities, as well as to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for youth within the grassroots sport sector.


Main aims for 2023


• Advocating for the quality physical education of youth.

• Contributing to the recognition of sport as a valuable tool for education in school.

• Promoting volunteering as a tool for non-formal education and employability.

• Fostering lifelong learning through non-formal education in and through sport.

• Advocating for decent jobs for every young person.

• Promoting the employability opportunities for youth in the sports sector.

Sustainable development

Main aim:

to support sustainability take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts through the use of sports; to support the Working Group in the implementation of the sustainable approaches.


Main aims for 2023


• Climate - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

• Support other WGs with their work connected to the SDGs.

• Support ENGSO Youth to work innovatively.

Sports diplomacy

Main aim:

 to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for youth and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels connected to the Sport for All sector; Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development within the Sport for All sector.


Main aims for 2023


• Supporting other ENGSO Youth Working Groups with mapping their stakeholders.

• Establishing formal partnership with international governing bodies.


Main aim:

to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for youth within the grassroots sport sector.


Main aims for 2023


• Making meetings and gatherings more active.

• Supporting youth’s psycho-social health and promoting health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) in youth.

• Increasing ENGSO Youth’s visibility, liaising and partnering with relevant institutions in the area of health.