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International Coalition kicks-off “EYVOL”, an EU-funded programme on “Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport”
20 February 2019, Athens
An international coalition of organizations from the Olympic Movement, the United Nations, Academia and civil society has started today “EYVOL - “Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport”, a two-year project co-funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme and aimed at developing a common framework on “Sport Volunteerism”.
The EYVOL programme, has been announced from the United Nations Headquarters in November 2018, on the occasion of the 8th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, attended by UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres.
Commit2Dialogue: Partnerships for Prevention and Sustaining Peace” was the overarching theme of the, held on 19-20 November, 2018, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “Over the past few years we have witnessed a rise of violent extremism, xenophobia, and discrimination. Intolerance and fear of the other continue to prevail in many societies. There is an urgent need to re-commit to interreligious and intercultural dialogue and to the promotion of tolerance, diversity and a culture of peace”. To this end, the Forum provides an open space for UNAOC Group of Friends, UN system entities, civil society including NGOs, faith-based organizations, media and private sector to share good practices on ways to promote dialogue and understanding with partnerships that work.