Keep Youngsters Involved

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How to Keep Youngsters Involved in Sports

The project Keep Youngsters Involved aims to find answers to the question: ‘How can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?’. In many European countries we see that a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school or job schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters (12-19 years) in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The six international project partners want to increase and share knowledge. By creating a common understanding of effective and practice-based elements, partner countries are able to share their good practises and interventions.

Together we will select the best products and implement them in grassroots sports within the different European countries involved. In order to do this, we will try to ensure that more youngsters are – and stay – involved in grassroots sports and that fewer dropout. By involving youngsters more actively, for instance by asking them what they like to do, listening to their needs, giving them responsibilities in sport programmes, they will develop their own personal skills. At the same time, the project contributes to the active citizenship of young people, an active lifestyle and meeting physical activity guidelines.

The project is funded by the European Commission. It is a collaborative partnership project in the Erasmus+ Sport programme (2016). The project will take place from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2019.

Products and Tools

Learn more about proven working tools and methods to Keep Youngsters Involved that are being developed during the project and which can be used by professionals who are working with youngsters.
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Project updates about phases and work packages

Read the project updates about phases and work packages during the Project Keep Youngsters Involved.
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National meetings

As part of the project, national workshops and meetings will be organised within the countries of the partners. During these national meetings dialogue will be fostered between relevant stakeholders on national, regional and/or local level. In that way knowledge and experiences from all levels will be exchanged.
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Partners

The six international project partners want to increase and share knowledge. By creating a common understanding of effective and practice-based elements, partner countries are able to share good practises and interventions.
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