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Do you wonder how you can prevent youngsters (12-19 year olds) from dropout in sport?
Join us at the final conference ‘Keep Youngsters Involved in Sport’
in Amsterdam on the 14th & 15th of March 2019
During the past two years the project ‘Keep Youngsters Involved’ has worked on the question ‘how can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?’. During this final conference, we are going to present the outcomes of the project which are applicable at sports clubs all over Europe.
You will learn from keynote speakers about youth participation in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The 14 factors ‘how to prevent youngsters from dropout in sport’ will be presented. And youngsters themselves will take part in the conference to tell you about their experiences.
Thursday 14th of March we will tell you about the project ‘Keep Youngsters Involved’; what did we do, what are the outcomes and why is that interesting for you? Keynote speakers will tell you all about their experience with youth participation, professional and personal. Later in the afternoon, you can join different workshops with a focus on target group youngsters from lower social backgrounds.
Friday 15th March we will start the conference with an interactive session with youngsters based on the 14 factors to prevent dropout from Sport. In the afternoon we will work on Nation action plans, so you are able to implement the products and tools in your own country at local, regional or national level.
The European Erasmus+ Sport 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, a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters (12-19 years) in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Together with seven European partner (sports) organisations, the Knowledge Centre for Sport has worked on the project over the last two years. During this final conference, we are going to present the outcomes of the project which are applicable to sports clubs all over Europe.
English spoken conference.
Amsterdam, Sportclub Only Friends, Beemsterstraat 652
€185,- (including coffee/tea, lunch, snacks and dinner, excluding travel and accommodation costs)
Online registration is closed now.
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Start of the final conference...
The story of ‘Only Friends’...
Two years ‘Keep Youngsters Involved’...
- Project - by Dorien Dijk, Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands
- Review and analyses and explanation of the 14 factors - by Catherine Woods and Joey Murphy, University of Limerick, Ireland
- Explanation of the actions - by Dan Boboc, NISR, Romania
- Toolkit - by Tuija Tammelin, LIKES, Finland
Keynote speakers will tell you all about their experiences...
- Stichting Alexander - National Dutch Institute for active youth participation - this institute is expert in how to involve youth from lower socio-economic backgrounds
- Houda Loukili is active in kickboxing. She was scholarshipper of the Richard Krajicek Foundation and is now a sport employee of the local sports organisation ‘Sport Utrecht’
- Dennis Bohm, 20 years old, was chair of a youth committee at tennis club TV Luctor in Almelo for 5 years.
1. Keep girls in between 12-19 years involved in SportExpert: Haïfa Tlili (FR), intercultural research to enhance women, UFOLEP France Process: Bart Verschueren (BE), University of Leuven Youngster: Lotte Barendse
2. Keep disabled youngsters 12-19 years old involved in SportExpert: Dennis Gebbink (NL), Only Friends Process: Annemieke Beute (NL), Royal Dutch Swimming Federation Youngster: ….
3. Keep youngsters from lower socio-economic neighbourhoods involved in SportExpert: Diederik Fit (NL), project leader at Topscore Amsterdam Process: Catherine Woods (IE), University of Limerick Youngster: Dennis Bohm
Opening and start of the programme...
Interactive session with youngsters; the card games...
- Movie: experiences from Dutch youngsters from lower socio-economic neighbourhoods
- Good practice: Dutch swimming club
- Good practice: How the Portuguese football Federation deals with dropout - by Prof. Dr. André Seabra (PT), Portuguese Football Federation
Create a National action plan for your country...
Common European implementation and dissemination plan...
Wrap up and evaluation of the meeting...
Closure, tips and recommendations...
Houda Loukili (NL) is active in kickboxing. She was scholarshipper at the Richard Krajicek Foundation and is now a sports employee of the local sports organisation in the municipality of Utrecht, called ‘Sport Utrecht.’ She promotes sport and physical activity in different programmes.
Dennis Gebbink (NL) is founder of ‘Only Friends’ a sports club for mentally and physically disabled people. He is also football- and martial arts trainer.
Tarik Pehlivan is Senior project manager and Deputy Director at Stichting Alexander (Alexander Foundation), a non-profit Dutch research and advice bureau on youth participation that implements projects for those already working with or interested to work with youth participation.
Dennis Bohm (NL) is 20 years old and was chair of a youth committee at tennis club TV Luctor in Almelo for 5 years. At the moment he is a student at the University of Delft.
André Seabra is the Director of the Portugal Football School – Portugal Football Association and Auxiliar Professor with Aggregation (PhD, MPH, MSc) at the Faculty of Sport – University of Porto. His main research interest is related to the study of the effects of recreational football on health promotion of children and adolescents.
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Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (abbreviated to KCSportNL) aims to strengthen the impact of sport through better use of knowledge and to increase the level of knowledge about sport and physical activity. More knowledge leads to better interventions, more effective programmes and a more competent workplace in sport and physical activity.
KCSportNL is an independent knowledge institute and is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS). We collaborate on sport and on other areas with the sectors’ most relevant knowledge institutes. KCSportNL is a member of a number of international networks, such as Tafisa 0and HEPA, and participates in European cooperation projects.
The research activities of the Department of Movement Sciences focus on two overarching themes. The first theme is Health & Well-being and concerns the optimisation of health and well-being in society through motor and physical activities. The second theme is Sports & Performance, which concerns performance improvement in a wide range of sport, motor and physical activities.
Physical Activity and Health examines from a multi-disciplinary perspective the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health in children, adolescents, adults and clinical populations. This research priority area encompasses determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, quantification of physical activity and sedentary behaviour using technology, the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on both cardiometabolic and mental health, and the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions designed to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour at programme and policy levels.
The Royal Dutch Swimming Federation is the national governing body for Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water in The Netherlands. Water and the Netherlands is inseperatly linked. Our strive is to encourage children learn how to swim and inspire others to participate in swimming as the swimmer they want to be.
The mission and tasks of the IPDJ (Instituto Portugês do Desporto e Juventude) have been defined by the Decree-Law n.º 98/2011, of 21st September 2011. Working in close collaboration with sports organisations, youth associations, student and local authorities, the IPDJ aims to support the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policy in the sport sector but also to promote daily exercise and physical activity as well as high performance, through the provision of technical, human and financial resources.
The Institute is also in charge of issuing permits and licenses and providing the certifications and credentials necessary by law. Furthermore, it also promotes, in collaboration with public or private institutions, studies and research on sport participation indicators and on the different factors for the development of physical activity and sport.
Located in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian National Research Institute for Sport (Institutul National de Cercetare pentru Sport) provides scientific support for many of the elite athletes from Romania in order to improve their performance.
LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health conducts and develops multidisciplinary and applied research on physical activity. Foundation for Physical Activity and Public Health LIKES sr was founded in 1970.
Our mission is to promote physical activity and public health and to support these research fields both in Finland and abroad. LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health is the operational body of LIKES.
As the leading international Sport for All organisation, TAFISA is in the privileged position to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe through the promotion of Sport for All and physical activity.
TAFISA has over 300 member organizations in more than 170 countries on all continents. We actively cooperate with other global change-makers, including the UN, WHO, UNESCO, the IOC, ICSSPE and others, in our mission to achieve an Active World.
Venue: Sports club Only Friends
1027 ED Amsterdam
Schiphol airport is the nearest airport to the venue in the Netherlands.
There is easy access from Schiphol Airport to train station Amsterdam Amstel by train (www.ns.nl/en).
There is a frequent connection to venue Only Friends by bus 37 and closer to the city centre.
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Hotels near venue Only Friends
- Bastion Hotel Amsterdam-Noord (2,8 km to Only Friends)
- IHotel (3,5 km to Only Friends)
- Hotel NH Amsterdam Noord (4,6 km to Only Friends)
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf (5,7 km to Only Friends)
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