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On 25 May 2021 a webinar on Sport & Employability was organised to introduce our Monitoring & Evaluation Manual. During the past two years, our collaborative partnership, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme has been working hard to produce a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manual. Previous research has shown that there is a need for a general monitoring and evaluation (M&E) toolkit for ‘sport-for-employability’ organisations. The M&E Manual that includes guidance on how to define soft skill developmental outcomes and impact, a set of validated tools for impact measurement of these skills, as well as information on how to administer and analyse the data. 


On 17 June 2021 a conference on Sport for Employability for young NEETS was organised. The purpose of the conference was to reflect on the potential of a variety of approached to 'sport for employability' targeting young NEETS and to address relevant policy issues on this topic. The programme of the conference, as well as the PowerPoint slides and recordings (mp4) of the policy debate are available. 

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09:30-09:45   Welcome and introduction to the conference

Marc Theeboom (Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)


09:45-10:15   Introduction to Sport for Employability 

Fred Coalter (Visiting professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB)


10:15-11:00  Examples of effective Sport-for-Employability programmes 

Praveen Singh (Director Impact Magic Bus - India)  (slides are available)

Robin Schröder (Coordinator international projects Rheinflanke - Germany) (slides are available)

Lindsey MacDonald (Managing Director Street League - United Kingdom) (slides are available)


11:00-11:50   Sport for Employability for young NEETs: Policy debate on the way forward 

Panel members:

Marisa Fernandez Esteban (Deputy Head of the EU Sport Unit)

Harry Wade (Project Manager at DHL UK Foundation)

Saad Mohammed (Head of Research & Impact Sport 4 Life)

Giovanni di Cola (Special Adviser Office of the Deputy Director General of ILO)

Iva Glibo (Committee Member ENGSO YOUTH)

Fred Coalter (VUB)


Marc Theeboom (VUB) 

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