Sport and International Development

Journal n°13, by the Think tank Sport and Citizenship

thumbnail of Couverture revue n°13 déc. 2010 – think tank Sport et CitoyennetéThe end of 2010 sees exciting developments in Europe, and the decisions taken in the next few weeks will doubtless leave a lasting imprint on future European sports policies. The European Commission is preparing to publish its Communication on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on sport, a policy document which will complement the White Paper and suggest new measures for implementing the new possibilities opened up by the treaty. This eagerly awaited document will give a fresh impetus to European sports policy, although there is some doubt about the budget which will be allocated to it next year.

The coming weeks will also signal the launch of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. As the major source of voluntary activity in Europe, sport will be given a special place, as Ylva Tiveus, the director in charge of this dossier at the European Commission, points out in her article. This is a good opportunity to look at the many challenges facing the specificity of the European sports model.

Our journal this quarter contains a special focus on a very topical subject: sport and international development. It is no coincidence that we are examining this relationship a few months after two events rich in symbolism (the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa and the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore), considering the numerous issues raised by this subject. What does development through sport mean? What role can be played by sport in social change? In international relations and the construction of peace? These are some of the topics tackled by the experts and representatives of prestigious institutions, such as Wilfred Lemke, the special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, and Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee.


Table of Contents:

Exclusive interviews

Maria Badia I Cutchet, Member of the European Parliament.

Ylva Tiveus, European Commission.

Hicham El Guerrouj, Olympian.

Jean-Luc Janiszewski, French Sports Ministry.

Evans Lescouflair, Minister of Youth, Sport and Civic Action- France.

Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play.

Special Feature – Sport and International Development

 “Sport can help improve the lives around the world” 

Jacques Rogge, IOC.

 “Achieving the Millennium development Goals through Sport”

Wildried Lemke, United Nations.

 “Does football bring people together?” 

Paul Dietschy, Franche-Comté University.

 “Bosnia: football once again as a tool for peace” 

Loic Trégourès, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

“Private sector, mega events and development”

Roger Levermore, University of Loverpool Management School.

 “Does development condemn Africa?”

Jimoh Shehu, University of Botswana.

 “Closing the gap between sport and development actors”

Ingrid Beutler, SportAccord.

“Sport, Development and Social Change”

Gavin Jarvie, University of Stirling.

“Youth Olympic Games: a dream come true”

Jean-Louis Bonjon, CNOSF.


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