ACTIVE! Engage, Connect, Empower EU Youth through sustainable, inclusive and democratic Sport
ACTIVE! aims at fostering the active participation of youth in civic life by familiarizing them with the European youth goals and future EU youth policies through the power of sport.
Grant Agreement Number: 625743
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 05/2021-04/2023
The action aims at valorizing the powerful role of sport as a tool to facilitate the approach toward EU Youth Goals with specific reference to sustainability, dialogue and inclusion, and EU youth policies in general, for youth that are usually less represented and active in European civic life and transnational mobility activities, due to different social, cultural, economic backgrounds.
The educational value of sport for young people is well experienced by partner organizations, as well as widely recognized by main international agencies: policies and programs to promote youth involvement in volunteering and sports activities have been promoted both by the UN and EU as activities able to promote the integration of young people into their communities, allowing them to develop skills and experience that prepare them for civic, social, professional life, creating an easier environment that facilitates the participation of those young people that may be less likely to engage in active participation to civic life.
Partners identified no actions that specifically combine the potential of sport to approach all young people and the need to engage a wider target of young people in EU Youth Goals and policies, especially during the current Covid-19 recovery process, and therefore outlined the action.
ACTIVE! aims at fostering the active participation of youth in civic life by familiarizing them with the European youth goals and future EU youth policies through the power of sport. To achieve this, ACTIVE! will equip sports professionals and youth with skills that promote inclusive and sustainable grassroots sport activities.