The “European Youth and Sport Platform is a three-day event, gathering around 100 participants from all over Europe to discuss and work on topics complimenting the priorities of the current Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The participants represent different national and international sport and youth organisations and thus bring a wide range of experience and ideas to the Platform. The majority of the participants is 18-35 years old and have experience in youth, community or sport involvement.
The European Youth and Sport Platform is a moment for the discussion of important youth and sport priorities where the participants engage in workshops, plenary sessions, sport activities and an exhibition fair, while working together to produce and develop a paper with precise recommendations to policy-makers and stakeholders.
From 1-4 June 2023, young leaders from all over Europe gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, for the inaugural edition of the European Youth & Sport Platform 2023.
The event was organised by ENGSO Youth in cooperation with ENGSO and The Swedish Sports Confederation, under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
With a mission to develop and advocate for youth and sport in Europe and under the theme of Youth Legacy in and within Sport, and in line with the Swedish EU Presidency’s priorities, good governance, sustainability and digitalisation were the key discussion points of the event.
The European Youth & Sport Platform 2023 initiated a dialogue between the European youth and the representatives from the European Commission, European Youth Foundation, European Youth Forum, European eSports Federation, European Hockey Federation, IOC Young Leaders programme, Youth Health Organisation, Ministry of Social Affairs Sweden and Swedish Sports Confederation.
Through the panel sessions and engaging workshops, young participants also had the opportunity to shape the future of the European youth and sport agenda, while also joining forces to produce and develop a conclusion paper with recommendations that will be now delivered to policy- and decision-makers.