Join our Mission 2030 Workshop on Peace, Development and Partnership


Join our Mission 2030 Workshop on Peace, Development and Partnership

09 June 2023

We are happy to announce that "Creating Safe Environments to Build Cohesive Communities", the eleventh event in the Mission 2030 Workshop Series, will be hosted on 4 July 2023, 13:00 – 15:00 (UTC+2/CEST). Register now and secure your spot

Creating safe environments where people can come together and build cohesive communities is a crucial goal for societies around the world. According to UNHCR, 89.3 million people have been forcibly displaced in 2021 “as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or other events disturbing public order.” This has led to an increase in xenophobia, discrimination, and intolerance, particularly towards refugees, migrants, and other marginalized groups. The Sport for All Movement has a role to play to curb these issues; after all, a safe environment is a prerequisite to playing sports. Beyond this consideration, the situation calls for further efforts to promote mutual understanding and tolerance, and Sport for All can contribute to that endeavour.

At its core, the Sport for All Movement aims to provide equal opportunities for everyone to participate in physical activity regardless of their background or ability. In addition to its physical benefits, Sport for All has the potential to bring people together and promote peace and development by transcending boundaries.  In a current world that sometimes appears fragmented and divided, creating a safe environment is essential to building cohesive communities where mutual understanding and tolerance thrive.

The workshop aims to explore the ways in which Sport for All can be used as a powerful tool to promote peace, encourage community building, and support conflict prevention. Our panel of expert speakers will share their insights and experiences on how Sport for All can be used to create the conditions to build safe environments. Our panel of leaders from across the Sport for All and development sectors will inspire action and encourage participants to think about how they can use sport to make a positive impact in their own community.

Join us to learn, engage, and be part of the conversation! Participation to the Workshop is free and open to everyone, register now! 

Following your registration, you will receive a link to join the Workshop on Zoom.

The Workshop's tentative programme is available below or here: Programme[PDF]