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Conference on Sport for Employability for young NEETS

Location: MS TEAMS
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17 June 2021 from 9:30 until 12:00 ECT 

Purposeto reflect on the potential of a variety of approaches to ‘Sport for Employability’ targeting young NEETs and to address relevant policy issues on this topic.

Target group: this conference is aimed at representatives from 

  • sport for employability / sport for development organisations

  • employment sector (employment services, employers)

  • youth work with NEETs

  • education

  • sport sector

  • policy (local, national, European, International)

  • research

Programme: ​

09:30-09:45   Welcome and introduction to the conference

Marc Theeboom (Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

09:45-10:15   Introduction to Sport for Employability 

Fred Coalter (Visiting professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)

10:15-11:00  Examples of effective Sport-for-Employability programmes 

Praveen Singh (Director Impact Magic Bus - India)  

Robin Schröder (Coordinator international projects Rheinflanke - Germany) 

Lindsey MacDonald (Managing Director Street League - United Kingdom)

11:00-11:50   Sport for Employability for young NEETs: Policy debate on the way forward 

Panel members:

Marisa Fernandez Esteban (Deputy Head of the EU Sport Unit)

Saad Mohammed (Head of Research & Impact Sport 4 Life)

Giovanni di Cola (Special Adviser Office of the Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organisation - ILO)

Iva Glibo (Committee Member ENGSO YOUTH)

Fred Coalter (VUB)


Marc Theeboom (VUB) 

11:50-12:00   Closure

If you want to attend the conference, please register via and we will send you a weblink and gentle reminder in advance.