Afternoon session 13:00-15:00 CET

  • Conference Room
  • 13:00 - 15:00

13:00 - 14:00 Cities & SDGs: What is the potential of sport in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

National governments alone cannot achieve the ambitious goals of the 2030 Agenda – but cities and regions can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most people live and work in cities, and urbanisation continues to grow all over the world, with 70% of the global population expected to live in cities by 2050. Moreover, in many countries, cities and regions have core competencies for policy areas underlying the SDGs. What role can cities play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through sport? And how can cities develop SDG-based strategies that increase revenues and brand awareness while contributing to the common good?

14:00 - 15:00 Youth Empowerment: How to best empower youth through sports events?

For some time, cities have been investing heavily in policy development for the education of young people through sport – often hosting sports events attractive to this segment of the population.

At the same time, many international federations are looking for new ways to engage young people; both through educational programmes and new formats for their events, while international organisations have lengthy experience in developing youth empowerment programmes.

What are the best ideas for empowering the next generation through sport?