Youth on the MOVE project to be officially launched

Posted Feb 16, 2016

The Youth on the MOVE project, financed by the EU's Erasmus+ Sport programme within the field of capacity building of youth, will be officially launched on the 17th of February. Divided into online and offline training, the project will train 77 young people across Europe and Latin America to become Move Agents for the 2016 Move Week.

Over the last few months, the collaborating project partners - ISCA, SESC, UBAE and V4Sport - have been working on the content of the online training such as proactivity, sustainable activation, event management, sustainable partnership and human resource management.

Designed for each topic to last about 3 weeks, the training modules will allow the participants to receive theoretical knowledge from experts, get practical assignments and be tested about what they will have learned.

The online platform developed for this purpose will bring together all the participants and offer them access to multimedia materials and resources such as videos, presentations, webinars and an opportunity to connect with each other to exchange experiences and ideas.

Who are the participants?

An open call was sent out at the end of 2015 with the aim to find young enthusiastic individuals willing to learn more about how to organise events and campaigns promoting physical activity and well-being/healthy lifestyle. All together 30 participants from European countries and 47 from Latin American countries were chosen. They represent 20 different countries and nationalities spread into 46 organisations, institutions and governmental bodies in the field of sport, healthy lifestyle.

What’s happening in the next months?

On the 17th of February, the training programme will be officially launched. Followed, on the 29th by the online platform that will be open to the participants.

Those from Latin America will first meet for the offline training held from 17 th until 21 st of February in Bertioga, Brazil, kindly hosted by SESC Bertioga. The online training will then start on the 29 th of February for all the participants from Latin America and Europe. Participants from Europe will finally meet up afterwards from the 8 th to the12 th of June in Barcelona, Spain, kindly hosted by UBAE.