Sport for sustainable development: Call for participation


The Sport for Sustainable Development (SSD) is a transcontinental project, led by ENGSO Youth, unded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, in which Sport and Citizenship is taking part. Together, 5 partner organisations from 3 different continents, are working to elaborate an online platform that will facilitate the transfer of knowledge in the field of sustainable development through sport between three different continents- Africa, Asia and Europe.

Involved in sport professionally or on a voluntary basis- or perhaps you are aspiring to further expand your involvement in the sport sector? Interested in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but not quite sure how to contribute at your own level? Apply to join 40 young people from three continents, for a weeklong in-person Youth Exchange in Dakar (Senegal).


This is a learning and mobility opportunity for young people, from diversified backgrounds, to experience the educational legacy of Mega Sporting Events such as Tokyo’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dakar 2026’s Summer Youth Olympics and Paris 2024’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Develop your skills and knowledge through peer-to-peer learning, workshops and icebreaker activities, and expand your personal and professional networks!

We want to empower participants to be able to unleash the potential of the youngsters they work with and to transmit how sport can be used as a multiplier for positive change in their local, national or international environments.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for aspiring youth, proactive, motivated and passionate about sport with experience in the sport world- profiles may include:

  • Students,
  • Young professional wanting to share their experience in the field of sport
  • Sport federation staff or volunteers
  • Sport trainers and coaches
  • Priority is given to participants coming from challenging background

Selection will be based on the expected benefit the participant may gain by attending the Youth exchange programme. Diversity and gender equality will be considered during selection. Please note that all activities and information will take place in English. A total of 6 participants will be selected.

On Thursday 10 March 2022, all applicants will be informed if they have been selected or not.


The training course is set to take place between May 9th and 15th 2022, in Dakar, Senegal, the host of the 2026 Youth Olympic Games, the first African country to ever organize an Olympic event!


All costs associated to travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the SSD project!


Prospective attendees are required to apply by completing the following Google Form- here

Deadline for reception of applications: 28 February 2022, 5.00 PM.


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