Join us for the Sport for Sustainable Development conference

How to use sport as a tool for achieving sustainable development goals?

We will look for answers and innovative ideas on how to use sport as a tool for achieving SDGs at our Sport for Sustainable Development conference which will be held on 28 November in Paris, France. 



Venue: French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF). 

Date: 28 November 2022

Time: 9:30 – 16:15 CET

Co Funded Erasmus Left

Deadline for registration: 23 November 2022 

Venue: French National Olympic Committee
Maison du Sport Français 1, avenue Pierre-de-Coubertin 75640 Paris Cedex 13, France

THE PROGRAMME of the conference


9:30-10:00 – Welcome coffee & Registration

Moderator: Ivana Pranjić

10:00-10:20 – Introduction and Welcome


Astrid Guyart, Secretary General, French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) 

Sara Massini, Secretary General, ENGSO

10:20-10:40 – Keynote speaker on sustainability in and through sport


Claire Poole, CEO and Founder of Sport Positive

10:40-11:00 – Presentation of the “Sport for Sustainable development” results 


Christian Saleh Hajj, Project Coordinator, ENGSO Youth 



11:00-11:15 – Coffee break 

11:15 – 12:30 – Panel discussion: Role of Youth in Mega sport events


Slimane Tirera, Project manager for civic engagement, Paris 2024

Cecile Faye, Secretary General, Project Management Officer for Dakar 2026 YOG, Senegal NOC 

Francois Singer, Senior Purpose Partnership Manager, 17Sports

Anett Fodor, Committee member, ENGSO Youth

12:30-14:00 – Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30 – Testimonials – Mission: sustainability! 


Etsuko Sone, Japan 

Thomas Brichard, France 

Leyla Sonko, Senegal 

Bence Garamvolgyi, Hungary 

14:30-16:00 –Panel discussion: Sustainability and legacy of mega sport events



Iva Glibo, Committee member, ENGSO Youth

Jana Janotova, Policy officer & international relations, European Olympic Committees, Czech Olympic Committee

Sam Geijer, Researcher, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


16:00-16:15 – Closure 

Ugne Chmeliauskaite, Chair, ENGSO Youth

Ssd Project 2

Erasmus+ funded Sport for Sustainable Development project united youth leaders, youth trainers, coaches and NGO staff from three continents and involved them in a number of interrelated activities which took place in Senegal, Japan and Europe with an objective to develop their skills on how to use sport as a tool for achieving sustainable development goals. 


Participants were equipped with knowledge on how to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with, and learn how to use sport and act as multipliers for positive change in their local, national and international environment.


The Sport for Sustainable Development project builds on long-term, cross-sector cooperation allowing involved organizations to exchange experiences and methodology in the fields of sport-based non-formal education and youth-led sustainable development, thus also strengthening their capacities for increased levels of action.

The international project team will present the results and outcomes of the project at the closing conference in Paris. Professionals and experts from the field of sport and sustainability will join, to help discuss and explore how we can use sport for sustainable developing and benefit of society.


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