19 questions with Laura-Maria

Sport books or sport policies? Dream project? Karaoke?

We talked to our longtime Young Delegate and friend, and the 2021 Best Volunteer Award winner and now #ENGSOYouth alumni Laura Maria Tiidla.




  1. How did you find out about ENGSO Youth? Word of mouth 

  2. What inspired you to join ENGSO Youth Young Delegates? TAKING PART IN EYSF 2017  

  3. Best thing about ENGSO Youth Young Delegates PROGRAMME? The incredible international network  

  4. Your 3 most important values? Be true to yourself 

  5. What would be your dream “sport for development” project? A long term global leadership programme for youth in sport.  

  6. Why is volunteerism important? For the skills and confidence it provides  

  7. One super power young people have, and others don’t? Curiousity and Challenging traditional ways of thinking  

  8. Biggest issue in sport right now? Inactivity crisis  

  9. One life lesson sport has taught you? Tenacity, determination  

  10. Your favorite Global Goal, and why? Partnerships  

11. Climate action is necessary because __________ ? We only have one planet to live on

12. One sports person that inspires you daily? Engso chair Ugne Chmeliauskaite 

13. What is your proudest accomplishment? To continuously support and pave way for other young people. 

14. Where do you see yourself in five years? No idea, I will see what life brings my way. 

15. What was your favourite Olympic athlete in childhood? I didn’t watch the Olympics, I was too busy doing sports myself

16. What’s your favourite sport book? SPORT POLICY documents

17. What would you sing at Karaoke night? I can’t sing, so I avoid the karaoke like the plague. 

18. One super power you wish you had? Patience 

19. If you would be a superhero, what human rights crisis would you solve? Reducing inequalities