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EYSF 2008 // A great success
EYSF2008 review

After six lively and inspiring days in Paris, packed with workshops, expert lectures, plenary discussions and intensive networking participants, guests and organizers are tremendously happy to conclude a successful EYSF2008.

The following newsletter will serve as a review and follow-up on the EYSF2008 for those who participated and those that did not have the chance to be present. During the final panel discussion session we agreed on a massive out-reach effort to bring attention to the EYSF Pink Paper Declaration. In this spirit we encourage everyone to reach-out to your friends, organisations and politicians to share the declaration with them and create a momentum of high attention. So that the EYSF spirit can live on in our actions, our organisations and political spheres.

Enjoy reading and remember to let us know about your success stories in reaching-out.
Jean-Luc Frast // ISCA office
EYSF 2008 Declaration
Download now available

The European Youth and Sport Forum 2008 gathered over 100 European young people from 32 different countries. Following the European Union presidency the Forum took place in France from the 30th of November to the 6th of December.


This year’s EYSF aimed to demonstrate how young people put the words of the White Paper on Sport, the European Commission’s policy document, into practice. The EYSF 2008 delivered much more than recommendations, it delivered options and solutions for citizens, volunteers, professionals and decision makers to questions posed in the White Paper. 


The declaration is a document made up of significant recommendations, presenting the youth perspective and response to the White Paper.


Download the text of the declaration here.

EYSF 2008 Pink Paper
Get your inspiration from the pink paper

The Pink Paper is a document where participants contributed with their ‘best practice examples’ in order to form a catalogue, which gathers information on various initiatives and serve as impetus for all organisations to join in these efforts in a political and structural sense.


On the final day of the EYSF2008 the ‘Pink Paper’ was delivered together with the EYSF2008 declaration presented to French and European political institutions and representatives. It is hoped that the inspiration of the ‘Pink Paper’ will influence future European and national agendas and highlight the contribution of youth in the field of sport and social change.


Download the text of the Pink Paper here.

EYSF 2008 Videos
Interviews, journals and sessions can be streamed

The European Youth and Sport Forum 2008 has been covered by a professional team of the CRITT media center. If you want to revisit some of the sessions or impress your friends, family and colleagues with interviews, sessions and journals recorded at the EYSF2008, have a look at the  videos site here.


The EYSF 2008 blog at YOURCE is still alive and we encourage you to use it even more. Do you wanna share your feedback about the EYSF2008? Do you have some ideas for follow-up activities? Do you need partners for your project? Use YOURCE blog and the enlarged YOURCE network to get your project started.


The EYSF 2008 blog at YOURCE is here.

EYSF 2008 Pictures
share your memories

Hundreds of pictures have been taken during EYSF 2008. For those who want to share more pictures and have a look at other we can recommend picasa webalbums with the possibilities for high resolution picture sharing. Some photos can allready be found at Anita's photogallery here, or Jiri's photogallery here.
EYSF 2008 on Facebook
Connect with your friends

We are really happy to see follow-up social activites of the EYSF 2008 all over the net. If you want to join some of the Facebook groups you can visit European Youth and Sport Forum 2008 in Paris group here, or Pink Paper declaration on sport here.
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Thanks to all the partners
Thank you Paris

A big and sincere THANK YOU to all organisational and associated partners of the EYSF2008. We are glad that you joined us in this journey and made it possible to host the Forum in Paris in the middle of an intense French EU presidency. It was a pleasure working with all of you and we hope that you and your young representatives will join the EYSF again in 2009.
Season's greetings
ISCA President Offers New Years Greetings

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of 2008, I want to personally thank you for your continued commitment to the sport for all movement. It was an exciting year for ISCA as we continued to represent sport for all to the governmental, non-governmental and corporate sectors.

2008 also marked the 2nd European Sport for All Congress, which was organized in cooperation with CESS and UBAE. I am pleased to send you the Congress Review magazine which contains articles, interviews and summaries of this important event.

I often hear from ISCA members and friends and want to thank you for your well wishes, great ideas and suggestions on how ISCA can serve you even better. As we enter 2009, we will continue to improve our work as the leading international representative of the sport for all movement.

Have a safe and happy new year and thank you for being an important part of our success. I look forward to seeing you at an ISCA event in 2009!

Warm regards,

Mogens Kirkeby

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