On the smooth shore of the Mediterranean sea in Larnaca, two strong waves set a date for building the basis of a strong collaboration: the one between youth and sport. Or, more precisely, between youth workers and football. OK, we can go even more precise and name the two actors who brought together a hole bunch of participants form both worlds: Erasmus+ and UEFA. How important is this? Right now, there’s 2.2 mil. amateur football players in Europe registered to sports associations, which, by the calculations of UEFA, means revenues of EUR 6.35 bln., either as income, or as less money payed by the states for health programs. Because doing more sports means people healthier.
Change the status quo, bring young people to the center stage, integrate refugees. Where do we start?
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