We give youth a real say in sport

In 2002, national sport organisations united to form a coalition to fight for youth rights within the European sport movement. The independent youth body of the European Sports NGO (ENGSO) – ENGSO Youth was born.

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Our definition of organised grassroots sport:

“Organised physical and sport activity practiced by people of all ages at a non-professional level and regardless of skills and ambitions. The activities are carried out on a regular basis for health, educational, social purposes and the enjoyment of movement and sense of belonging.”

We work on issues concerning young people and sport

Source: 2022 Flash Eurobarometer on Youth & Democracy


of young people participated in a sport club over the last 12 months.


of young people have at some point in their life participated in cultural or sports activities in another EU country.


In 24 out of 27 Member States, a sport club is the type of youth organisation young people are most likely to have participated in.

Our work is based on 5 working groups

Education & employability

Sport diplomacy


Social inclusion

Sustainable development

We run a Young Delegates programme

ENGSO Youth Young Delegates programme connects individuals who are willing to take meaningful action and play an important role in advocating and empowering children and young people in the sport for all sector. It is a devoted and knowledgeable group of individuals (18-30 years old), committed to using sport as a tool for positive social change.

These are our latest position papers

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Our secretariat is hosted by ENGSO member Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations.



Lietuvos sporto federaciju sajunga
Zemaites 6, LT-03117 Vilnius, Lithuania


Phone: +370 5 2310637


Email: [email protected]