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Olympic Legacy
Start date: Nov 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Olympic Legacy is an international project bringing together youth organisations and local government offices in the UK, Brazil and Hungary to build on the legacy of the Olympic Games. This project will collect & share non-formal youth education developed through the Olympic games legacies and will build on the commitment of host country government, to ensure the Olympic games brings benefits to young people (particularly those with fewer opportunities). Countries have been chosen:UK: The most recent Olympic Games were held in London and there has been some amazing legacy youth education projects developed as a result of the games. We would like to share these with youth organisations in Hungary in the hope that partners can capitalise on these programmes and the benefits can be multiplied and reproduced.Brazil: The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio. We hope to offer young people from the UK and Hungary the opportunity to be Games Makers, to share in this phenomenal international experience in a participative way as well as developing their own trilateral sports education programme which can be rolled out to youth organisations when the Olympic waves sweeps Brazil in the Summer of 2016Hungary: Excitingly in 2017 Győr will be the host of the European Youth Olympic Festival and the Polgár Foundation are working alongside the Hungarian Olympic Committee to realise this project.In each of the three countries represented, there will be a local NGO/sport partners, experienced in the field of education through sports and we will also engage with local government office. We have selected these partners to be able to build local projects with the support and infrastructure form the local authorities in order to ensure that the programmes created through The Olympic Legacy will continue long after the 2016 Olympics and the 2017 Youth Olympic Festival and the end of the funding. The Olympic Legacy will include professional/youth meetings, In the UK we will meet with organisations who have created projects around sport as a tool for youth education, many using the Mayor of London’s sport legacy programme. We will visit the Olympic village and meet people who were positively affected by the games. The first youth meeting will take place in Rio possibly during the 2016 Olympic Games, where we hope participating young people may have the opportunity to volunteer at the games and be involved in contributing to the legacy. The evaluation meeting (involving young people and professionals will take place in Summer 2017 in Budapest to co-inside and allow collaboration with the Youth Olympic Festival in Győr. We will arrange opportunities for long-term volunteering, where the NGO's will host an EVS in their organisation, in order to support this project, and in addition to this each partner will offer an opportunity for a staff job shadows between the organisations, allowing for professional development and internationalism.
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