The partners of Keep Youngsters Involved are:

  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • IPDJ – Instituto Portugues Do Desporto E Juventude (Portugal)
  • LIKES – Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences (Finland)
  • NISR – National Institute for Sport Research (Romania)
  • University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • KNZB – Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (Netherlands)
  • TAFISA – The Association For International Sport for All
  • Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (Netherlands)

Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands is in charge of the project. Most partners are active members of two networks: TAFISA Europe and/or HEPA Europe. In partner countries, local sport clubs at grassroots level will test products and tools concerning preventing youngsters from dropout:

  • Gaelic football organisation in Ireland
  • Local swimming clubs in the Netherlands
  • Ice hockey in Finland
  • Football clubs in Portugal

These organisations will create an impact through strong cooperation with national partner organisations within the countries. Experiences and feedback from grassroots partners will also be collected to improve the tools.

Partner – project meetings

Partner meeting Erasmus+ project Keep Youngsters Involved in Zagreb, Croatia

November 17, 2017

The 3rd partner meeting took place in connection to the 13th Annual Meeting and 8th Conference of HEPA Europe. Important subjects during this partner meeting were:

  • a presentation of the project at a mini symposium at the HEPA conference;
  • the determination of 14 factors to prevent youngsters from dropout from sport;
  • a discussion about strategies, which explain how to work on the factors;
  • a discussion about and planning of the organisation of the national meetings. KCsport and Dutch swimming federation presented their experiences with the Dutch national meeting;
  • a discussion about dissemination and communication.

Partner meeting Erasmus+ project Keep Youngsters Involved in Helsinki, Finland

June 26 – 28, 2017

The 2nd meeting with the partners of the Keep Youngsters Involved project took place in Helsinki, Finland.

The central question in this project and discussed during the meeting is; How do you ensure that young people (12-19 years) continue to exercise and what are proven working tools? Scientific literature has identified 14 factors that affect the behaviour of youngsters to continue to exercise.

The next step is to design strategies and methods that influence these factors. The active parts of those methods will be derived from interventions, tools and good practices. The next meeting will take place at the HEPA conference in November. Partly, the goal of the conference is to collect feedback and additions to the work done. Another goal will be to spread the knowledge across several European countries.

Kick-off meeting Keep Youngsters Involved in Ede, the Netherlands

March 23-24, 2017

At the kick-off meeting partners got to know each other and discussed the tasks and roles of each partner. The planning of the work packages and phases of the project were specified.