The Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), which is chaired by ISF Deputy Secretary General / CEO Mr Kole Gjeloshaj, hosted the virtual workshop “Raising Awareness on Human Rights in Youth Sports: The Role of Sport Organizations and Educational Institutions”.
The virtual workshop was held on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 16:00-17:30, and was led by Mr Gjeloshaj and moderated by Louis Moustakas, CC Bureau member – Secretary General ENSE.
ISF CEO / Secretary General Mr Hrvoje Custonja and ISF Executive Committee member and Chair of the ISF Integrity Commission Ms Sophie Bordet participated in the event as well.
"Action, optimism, cooperation, altruism and creativity to achieve excellence and happiness is what must drive us in education trough sport for the youth generations," highlighted Mr Gjeloshaj as part of the welcome remarks at the beginning of the workshop.
The speakers participating in the “Raising Awareness on Human Rights in Youth Sports: The Role of Sport Organizations and Educational Institutions” virtual workshop were:
Dorothy Rozga, Head Child Rights, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
Anne Tiivas, Chair, Safe Sport International
Sara Massini, Secretary General, ENGSO
Marija Crnković, Head of Service of international cooperation, Ministry of Sport, Croatia
Iris Hugo-Bouvier, Football and Social Responsibility Coordinator, UEFA
Peter Brull, Sports Director, European Olympic Committees
Stanislas Frossard, EPAS Executive Secretary, Council of Europe
The workshop included 60-minute lectures followed by 30-minute questions and discussions on the following topics:
- Which human rights in sport are currently challenged in youth sport?
- Which strategies and methodologies should be pursued/used when addressing human rights in the sport with youth?
- Which results do we expect when emphasizing a human rights approach in sports coaching?
- How can we educate practitioners to support human rights in sport?
Info on registration can be found here.