Skills for You(th) through Sport (SK4YS)

The ’Skills for You(th) through Sport’ SK4YS is a transnational initiative of European sport, youth organisations and educational institutions in order to raise awareness on soft skills and competences gained through sport practice and to build capacity of these organisations to implement sport based employment programmes. The two years project builds on a cross-sectoral approach of sport, youth and education policies of the European Union and on the outcomes of some former European initiatives such as „Sport employs YOUrope”. Through strengthened cooperation, the project aims to increase recognition of transferable skills that sport can develop for young people – especially those not in employment, education or training.

As the main outcome of the project a webinar (educational modul) will be implemented for representatives of youth and sport organisations, coaches, trainers and youth leaders on topics related to soft skills development through sport, the contribution of sport and physical activity to key competences and developing sport and employability programs for NEETs. In order to raise awareness on the potential of sport in skills development and to introduce the outcomes of the project an open seminar will be organized with the participation of decision-makers, researchers and practitioners from across the sectors of sport, education and youth sectors.

Objectives of SK4YS

  1. Building capacity of sport and youth organisations, educational institutions to develop and deliver sport based employability programmes for NEETs;
  2. Promoting good practices and methodologies in the field of education through sport, especially in the context of cross-sectoral cooperation
  3. Advocating for increased awareness and recognition of soft skills gained through sport;