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European Youth and Sport Forum

The training activity took place
in Pajulahti, Finland
organised by ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association), ENGSO-Youth (European Non-Governmental Sport Organisation Youth), SLU (Finnish Sports Federation), Svoli (Finnish Gymnastic Federation) and the Young Finland Association
26th of September to 1st of October 2006

Aims & objectives

The European Youth and Sport Forum 2006 was organized by ISCA in cooperation with SLU, SVOLI, Young Finland and ENSGO Youth during the Finnish presidency of the EU and brought together 110 young people from 32 different European countries.

They worked together to create a declaration on the main three themes of the Forum – Health, Equality and Active Citizenship.

The declaration - Youth - Future for Sport in Euorpe - was then presented to the Finnish presidency, the European sport directors meeting and the ministerial conference.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

GROUP: 110 young people from 32 different European countries
Participants were between 18-30 years old with experience in youth work, community work or sport involvement
TEAM: group of 15 facilitators from 7 countries
main trainer Jonathan Bowyer

Training methods used & main activities

Small and big group work
Open Space
Future Workshop
Sport Activities

Outcomes of the activity

The EYSF2006 built on the results of previous year's forum and worked on the basis of a non-formal educational processwith special focus on the following topics:
* Youth and health
* Equality
* Volunteering
* Project planning

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Facilitating discussion groups
Chairing case study groups and action learning sets
Running energising games
Making notes from speakers and discussions
Encouraging everyone to participate fully in the programme

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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