In this day, 20th June, we celebrate the World Refugee Day, an important date selected by the United Nations. The European Multisport Club Association and the Welcome Team praise this initiative and are happy to play their role in the integration of refugees in the European continent. This is the power of Sport!
“In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.
To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee”.
Few days ago, Società Sportiva Lazio, represented by the president Antonio Buccioni and the Vice-President Federico Eichberg, received the appreciated visit of two emissaries of Feyenoord, the Dutch sports club that recently won the Eredivisie (football championship in Holland).
Feyenoord has decided to undertake a Multisport path, widening their experience from being a Monosport Club – football club – to a Multisport Club. That is why Mr. Ton Strooband and Mr. Raymond Salomon met Lazio management, identifiying in the white-skyblue Club and in the EMCA network a good partner of dialogue and sharing best practices.
Day after day, EMCA has been becoming a landmark in the European sport movement and the communications between our Clubs and other clubs and institutions are growing strong. And it is a pleasure for us to spread the Multisport culture among such important partners from different countries of Europe.
The European Week of Sport 2017 takes place in the last week of September (23rd to 30th) and EMCA, as part of the House of Sport, will play its role in the special House of Sport Conference, that will take place next 25th-26th September in Brussels, at Hotel de Ville (the City Hall).
The conference will be centered on the theme of innovation in sport and will start on Monday, 25th September, in the afternoon. It will continue through the whole Tuesday. In addition to the conference, physical activity events are going to take place in the Grand Place in front of the city hall.
After the success of the 2016 edition conference promoted by the House of Sport last year, named “Physical Activity: tomorrow’s cure”, our network is then preparing a new important appointment, that will be part of the 2017 edition of the European Week of Sport. Stay tuned for more details.
www.sportmyway.eu: this is the name of the brand new website realised by our Team for the Multisport Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.
Educating Multisport Coaches is representing a great challenge for our clubs and experts and – by visiting the website – you will be updated about news regarding our activities. Stay tuned!
The Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council is always a chance to sum up what the European Institutions have been doing in the previous months and what the next developments will be. For sport, the yesterday meeting of the Sport Council revealed itself particularly important, since it represented the end of the Work Plan for Sport 2014-2017, the first one since the inclusion of sport in the Erasmus+ Programme, and the beginning of the new one, based on the Commission’s evaluation and approved by the Sport Working Group.
The Council resolution confirmed the three priority themes of the Work Plan, that will be carried on until 2020: integrity of sport, the economic dimension of sport and sport and society. Emphasis was placed on combating corruption, safeguarding minors, developing links between sport and the digital single market, including media rights, as well as on education within and through sport, the role of coaches and sport diplomacy.
Ministers also adopted conclusions on sport as a platform for social inclusion and as a follow-up, they discussed how to develop a media policy that supports social objectives in sport.
The News Work Plan aims at strengthening cooperation between member states and the Commission and at developing a short- and medium-term strategy, through the presence of two Expert Groups (integrity and skills and workforce development in sport), that will analyse the sport challenges of the future, as the fight against doping, combating match-fixing and improving good governance in sports organisations.
The duration of the Work Plan, as suggested by the Commission, was prolonged till the end of 2020 – 3.5 years, to align it with the Erasmus+ programme.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OUTCOME OT THE COUNCIL MEETING (www.consilium.europa.eu/
Our Clubs efforts in the fireld of integration are well-represented by our WELCOME Project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU and organised by Società Sportiva Lazio Basket in cooperation with APOEL and HASK Mladost.
After a cycle of three webinars held in last weeks with the participation of coaches, our Clubs are ready to go in the field. The first one is APOEL, that tomorrow, 18th May, will inaugurate the activities in Larnaca/Lefkosia Cyprus, involving around 60 refugees in their Multisport activities.
For further information visit the Project Website www.projectwelcome.eu and the Facebook Page.
A two-day meeting rich of contents and #BeActive. Dublin hosted this year edition of the Key Players Meeting for the European Week of Sport. The EU Commission representatives met European Partner Organisations and National Coordinators, in order to exchange views and give guidelines about the 2017 edition of the Week, that will start next 23th September with a flagship event in Tartu (Estonia).
Thanks to the great organisation of the EU Commission with SportIreland, the first day was characterised by a series of TeamBuilding sport activities, all connected by the hashtag #BeActive. These activities were followed by a tour of the city and the final dinner ad Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin.
The second day of activities was represented by the institutional meeting, composed by two different parts: the first one regarding guidelines and programmes for the European Week of Sport; the second one, instead, was divided in two sessions, one dedicated to networking and one on social media activities.
To sum up, for our Stefano Orengo and Valerio Di Tommaso it has been once more a great occasion to participate and feel the #BeActive spirit, expressing once more the importance of being part of the EU family. A participation that will be in first place represented by the 25th September Conference in Brussels in the framework of the House of Sport.
Photos Taken from the EU Sport Official Twitter Account.