European Youth & Sport Forum
Throughout the week between November 25th and December 1st Jamie Tresidder, Sport Development Officer at the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth, was a participant at The European Youth & Sport Forum (EYSF) in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The forum was organised by The International Sport & Culture Association (ISCA) and comprised of 80 delegates from 28 Countries who are all involved in various sporting organisations throughout Europe which all primarily focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity.
The forum focussed on three main themes in sport which were volunteering, health and participation. Workshops based on these three topics were held throughout the week where discussions took place amongst the participants and facilitators about the issues that we encounter in our own communities and how Europe, as a continent can work together to improve these aspects of sport and physical activity.
The delegates worked tirelessly throughout the week producing a declaration on recommendations for the future of sport and physical activity across Europe as well as comprising of several examples of good practice from various projects which was then presented to a panel of delegates from The European Union who will implement the recommendations at a policy writing level.
A future group, of which Jamie is a part of has been established as a result of the forum and will be responsible for implementing the declaration across Europe.
Jamie commented: "I was extremely fortunate to be part of this incredible event and the experience has left me even more enthused and energised to establish more partnerships, and create more exciting opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to engage in sport and physical activity.
"I would like take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Street Games for supporting my application and providing me with the opportunity to be part of a group of people who are working together for the future of sport and physical activity across Europe."