Sport for Sustainable Development (SSD) is an Erasmus+ Sport funded project, and a transcontinental initiative between 5 partners from 3 continents (Europe, Africa and Asia): ENGSO Youth as the coordinator, National Olympic Committee of Senegal, Kokushikan University of Japan, Hungarian University of Physical Education, and Sport and Citizenship.
Although the training course in Japan, the youth exchange in Senegal and the closing seminar in France have been postponed to 2022 due the global Covid-19 pandemic, several other activities took place during the past years.
ENGSO Youth recognizes the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities as well as to health, education and social inclusion objectives. That is why, within the framework of the SDD project, we have developed the training manual for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals workshop, entitled “Score All 17”.
Kokushikan University of Japan held a workshop for its stuents in Tokyo, in November 2020. The team presented the project, its main objectives and goals, the “Score all 17” manual and its translation to Japanese, and discussed the expectations for the international training course Tokyo will host in 2022.
Senegalese National Olympic and Sports Committee held two local coordination meetings in October and November 2020 with the team of 6 young partcipants who will join the training course in Tokyo. During the meeting, the participants learnt about the main objectives of the Sport for Sustainable Development project, its first outcome “Score all 17” manual, the international collaboration and the expectations of the project.
In December 2020 and January 2021 ENGSO Youth organised two online seminars, presenting sport as an enabler of Sustainable Development.
ENGSO Youth presented the project and the importance of Sport for Sustainable Development initiative during the European Sport Platform 2021, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Ivana Pranjić, the project manager of SSD project, highlighted the main objectives of the project, the role of youth in the Sustainable Development movement, the collaboration between 5 partners from 3 different continents and the goals for 2022.
The planned project activities for 2022 are the training course in Japan, the youth exchange in Senegal and the closing seminar in France.
You can learn more about the project on the official website: www.sport4sd.com
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Sport programme.