Background information

Here you will find more detailed information about the current phase of the project. Furthermore, six partners present themselves and tell why they collaborate in this project to increase and share knowledge about ‘how to Keep Youngsters Involved’. And you will find the methodology for identifying the 14 factors.

Current phase of the project

What are the results of the different national projects till now? The project updates are divided into 5 phases. Here you will read more about the current status.

Phase V (February 2019) – Dissemination

This phase will include at least the following:

  • Finalisation of project deliverables and interactive website;
  • Dissemination activities;
  • Final conference (March 2019), with project partners and national partners who work
    with professionals and youngsters, HEPA partners, TAFISA Europe partners, organisations involved in the national projects and other EU countries;
  • Evaluation and follow up actions of project team to create more impact at local level in
    grassroots sport.

Would you like to know more about the other phases of the project?
Download the overview of all phases (phase I-V).


Six partners collaborate in this project to increase and share knowledge about how to keep youngsters involved in sports. Who are these partners?

The partners of Keep Youngsters Involved are:

  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • IPDJ – Instituto Portugues Do Desporto E Juventude (Portugal)
  • LIKES – Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences (Finland)
  • NISR – National Institute for Sport Research (Romania)
  • University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • KNZB – Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (Netherlands)
  • TAFISA – The Association For International Sport for All
  • Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (Netherlands)

Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands is in charge of the project. Most partners are active members of two networks: TAFISA Europe and/or HEPA Europe. In partner countries, local sport clubs at grassroots level will test products and tools concerning preventing youngsters from dropout.

These organisations will create an impact through strong cooperation with national partner organisations within the countries. Experiences and feedback from grassroots partners will also be collected to improve the tools.

Methodology for identifying the 14 factors

ePoster Presentation by Joey Murphy (University of Limerick) at the 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH), held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster from 15-17 October 2018.

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