News from ENGSO Youth

The Study on sport’s contribution to youth employment is out!

Youth unemployment is one of the most pressing issues in Europe today, with more than 14 million young job seekers currently without work. In 2016 ENGSO Youth has teamed up with the Vrije University of Brussels, Streetfootballworld and VDAB Belgium and formed a European consortium awarded to obtain the Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 Strategy. After two years of work the study was published on 19 October in English, French and German. Read more about the study here.

Sport for a better world: international sports federations and international organisations working together in the heart of the Olympic Capital

On 5 October in Lausanne ENGSO Youth was the only youth-led organisation to join more than 130 representatives of international organisations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), international sports federations (IFs), United Nations' agencies and representatives of the civil society to discuss strategies and possible forms of collaboration towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through sport.

ENGSO Youth has intervened by introducing its SDGs workshop programme "Road to 2030: sport for all 17" in the plenary, as well as the findings of the Pink Paper.

You can read more about the meeting here.

You(th) Be Active - the role of young people in building a healthy and active European society

The International Sport Association of Budapest, funded by ENGSO Youth Committee member, Bence Garamvölgyi, implemented an Erasmus+ funded youth exchange in Hungary in late September-early October. From Portugal to Bulgaria and Sicily to Latvia, the project united 40 young Europeans to learn about the importance of active and healthy living and the basics of EU youth and sport policies. During the week participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the key messages of the European Week of Sport introduced by the experts of the Hungarian Leisure Sport Federation. In order to promote the #BeActive lifestyle for wider audience and to engage the local community, participants organised sport activities at a local school for over 120 children. The event joined the European School Sport Day 2017 as well. Read more about the You(th) Be Active exchange here.

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