Youth Integrity Ambassadors Programme is an Erasmus+ co-funded project that will host an international Training Course for Young people who are ready to commit and become Ambassadors of INTEGRITY in sport and beyond.
The project and its objectives are in line with the EU Youth Strategy.
The host of the training course will be the Confederacao Do Desporto de Portugal, set to take place in February 2023 in Lisbon. 36 young ambassadors will be equipped with project management skills, digital tools, and values such as democracy, equality and fairness to become ambassadors of integrity and active and responsible citizens at multiple levels.
The young participants will be both recipients and shapers of the educational program that will be implemented, by providing feedback on what works, what needs to be adjusted and what can be added to the program to be effective. Once tested, the feedback will support the creation of the Youth Integrity Ambassador Toolkit that will later serve as a tool to expand the network at a European level.
The Youth Sport Integrity Expert Committee (YSIEC) which met in Brussels on 28 September 2022 during the European Week of Sport, is in charge of designing the program based on the good practices collection. The YSIEC have already started to collect material and content for the upcoming training course.
The YSIEC is composed of a young representatives and a youth experts coming from each of the 8 partner organizations involved in the project. The European Lotteries will additionally contribute to the project by inviting and including the experts from the field of integrity.
During the Training Course, the young leaders will join forces with an aim to create an online campaign and choose the right tools to implement it. The aim of the online campaign will be to spread the message on the importance of sport integrity among young people.