Global Youth and Sport Forum: Towards the Millenni..
Global Youth and Sport Forum: Towards the Millennium Development Goals
Start date: Dec 1, 2010,
The Global Youth and Sport Forum will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has as its primary objective to establish a platform for 100 young Citizens of Europe, Africa and Latin America to debate and act upon the role of youth and sport to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Specific objectives and related primary outputs:a) To create a platform for non-formal learning, debate and reflection for youth leaders and youth workers as participants in the GYSF, using cultural differences as a strength and open dialogue as the medium (Learning Objective)b) To develop and disseminate recommendations from participants in the GYSF to stakeholders on local, national and international level regarding youth, sport and the MDGs. The recommendations will be collected in the GYSF Declaration, which will be debated with decision makers at the forum, and further disseminated and debated with other stakeholders in an extensive follow-up period, involving young participants from the GYSF (Political Objective).c) To establish a large scale "market" for participants in the GYSF in which projects and good practices can be presented and debated. The Good Practices will be collected in the Pink Paper of the Forum (Exchange Objective).d) To facilitate international networking and partnership-building between participants in the GYSF and among partner organisations for future youth initiatives relating to sport and the MDGs on local, national and international level (Partnership Objective)The partnership behind the GYSF is a unique constellation of International, member based youth and sport umbrellas (2), International Youth and Sport Foundations (2) and Regional Sport for Social Change Networks (3), the latter from Africa and Latin America. The partnership will facilitate an extensive outreach in terms of participant recruitment and not least dissemination and follow-up on GYSF results.
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