Rome, Italy, 4 November 2022 – The European Sports NGO (ENGSO) and the European Fair Play Movement signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the occasion of the European Fair Play Movement congress.
ENGSO, represented by the Secretary General Sara Massini, and EFPM, represented by the EFPM Committee member Philippe Housiaux, signed a MoU with the aim to promote fair play and the values of grassroots sport for the communities in Europe.
The EFPM promotes and develops Fair Play in sport, and reflects a philosophy of life that aims to create a better world through the spirit of Fair Play and the educational value of sport.
ENGSO’s mission is to represent, develop and advocate for voluntary-based sport in Europe, based on its core values of fair play, integrity, democracy, equality, inclusion, sustainability and education.
Both ENGSO and the EFPM are committed to the fundamental values of the European Union and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and equally acknowledge and advocate for the role of sport in ensuring a healthy lifestyle, socialisation, inclusion, and development contributing to strong and mature communities.
On 29 September, the meeting included a seminar on the topic of sport integrity and youth empowerment that was co-organised by the project’s partner The European Lotteries and included inspirational speakers from ENGSO and ENGSO Youth, Panathlon International, Belgian Lotteries, Special Olympics and EUSA.
The partners will now proceed with the selection of the participants and work to further refine the educational curriculum and the programme of the training course to take place in February 2023, in Portugal.