European Life Goals Games

European Life Goals Games

The European Life Goals Games 2021 is a large-scale social sports event. In one week, more than 400 vulnerable participants from ten European countries can experience the power of sport. The European Life Goals Games 2021 will be held in September 2021, during the European Week of Sport 2021. The sporting event is specifically designed to promote sport participation and social inclusion. This project is made possible in part by the European Commission.

You can find more information about the event itself on our website www.europeanlifegoalsgames.com. Scroll down if you want to be kept informed of updates around the side events!

Partners: European Commission, Salvation Army, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
Target audience: Vulnerable persons from different European countries.

Would you like to be kept updated about the side-events?

Would you like to be kept updated about the side-events?

Our football teams are recruited through our own local network. These are participants of the local Life Goals programs. We do have room for visitors to register for our side events. Also, we are busy organizing side events such as capoeira and kickboxing. Not all side events have been completed yet, but you can leave all your details if you would like to be kept informed about updates and developments. As soon as you can register, you will receive an email from us!

Social sports event for people from the shelter

Social sports event for people from the shelter

The week of the European Life Goals 2021 is all about sport, brotherhood and gaining new experiences. A week in which all participants are empowered.

Many participants have a difficult life. A roof over your head and a daily meal are more important than regular sports and exercise. Nevertheless, sports contribute to a healthier life and regularity. By being part of a team, participants gain social skills and gain confidence.

In addition to the 400 participants, there is an important role for volunteers from the target group. In this way they gain work experience and bear responsibility. This benefits their self-confidence and also contributes to the participation of the participants.

In addition, an event like the European Life Goals 2021 removes many prejudices about homeless people and other people who have to rely on a shelter. We know from previous events that more understanding is created when visitors themselves come into contact with people from the target group.

Sports and intellectual showdown

Sports and intellectual showdown

The majority of the participants will compete with each other on the sports field, a smaller delegation is mainly challenged in the intellectual field. An international conference with the theme Societal Value of Sports is also part of the program. In the course of 2021, it will be announced which international guest speakers will make their appearance during the congress. They will give their vision on the added value of sport for the target group.

As said, registration for the five-day football tournament of the European Life Goals goes via our local network! More information about registering for the day tournaments will follow later. Or would you rather become a volunteer? Check the volunteers page for more info!

Partners

De European Life Goals Games is made possible in part by:

More information about the Life Goals Foundation

More information about the Life Goals Foundation