Bengt Sevelius
     Honorary President of ENGSO

         Barcelona 2008-11-27

      “Contribution of European Non
Govern...
The impact of voluntary leadership


”The voluntary sector plays a decisive role in sport and
thus makes a major contribut...
ENGSO


ENGSO stands for the European Non-Governmental
Sports Organisation and is constituted by the national
umbrella org...
Governments are expected to create good
preconditions for sport as a vehicle for social change
and the NGO:s deliver the e...
European Parliament (EP) adopted 25/9 2008
The ”White Paper” on a strategy for Europe
on nutrition, overweight and obesity...
The EP calls on member states and on regional
and local authorities to work more actively to
ensure physical activity – pa...
EU-NETWORKS


• The EU-platform diet, physical activity and health.

ENGSO was the first sport organisation entering the
“...
• The EC has been drafting “EU-Policy Guidelines
   for Physical Activity”
= Policy Actions in support of Health Enhancing...
ENGSO – as a European Umbrella Organisation of
Sports – encourages the National Sports Umbrella
Organisations
to be more a...
ENGSO – “Round Table Sport for All”
TAFISA, ISCA, CESS, UESPT, FIEPS –EUROPE,
               ECBF and others
ENGSO-FORUM (Oct 2008)
Main themes – health and volunteering
In my opinion:
The health promoting physical activities within the
sports movement are advancing!
How?
… through broadenin...
SPORT FOR ALL!
= for all kind of ambitions – from elit – over sport for
 children, youth, adults and elderly to recreation...
Recommendation 3


Training and competition Guidelines
• Children and young people must be allowed to
  participate on the...
Recommendation 4


• All sports activities should be led and directed by
  qualified and proficient leaders, teachers and
...
Trends in society – some example


• Hectic lifestyle (family, job, economy etc.)
• Demanding job situation – “economical ...
Physical Activity – trend
“Private Consultation”
contra
“Active Participant in Club Activities”
Trends strongly challenging sports world


• The governmental attitude to sport
• Sport developing as a “lifestyle” – moti...
Millions of voluntary leaders create a
positive power, which strongly contributes
       to the development of society.
%




                         0
                             2
                                 4
                       ...
Necessary to methodically recruit new
 volunteers!

Therefore
- give the youngsters “a real say”!
- give women “a real cha...
The ”local authorities” of Sweden
 – Tasks in the field of sport

• Offer facilities for sport and recreation
• Support th...
ENGSO has been a partner of an EU-project called
“Sports co-ordinator”
Main aim – to create a vocational education and
tra...
The Swedish Public Health Policy



The main aim of the Swedish National policy for
 public health is to create social con...
“Sport for lifetime”


The strategic plan for promotion of health by physical
activities adopted by the Swedish Sport Conf...
The following domains strongly affect the Swedish
sports:


Nr 1   Participation and influence in society (democracy)
Nr 9...
The local sports clubs form the great potential by
offering a wide range of physical activities and
intensities.
… and whi...
An interesting Finnish project for health promoting is
called “Sports Club for health”:
Guidelines for health-promoting sp...
Sport in our countries will be what
     our local clubs make it.
As a summary:

The Sports Movement has to be seen as a strong
partner of the society when planning for increased
physical ...
Collaboration with scientific institutions on


• Mapping/analysing
   – Situations
   – Needs of education
   – Training ...
Grandmothers
-the time of the
rockingchair
is gone!
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity
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Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity

  1. 1. Bengt Sevelius Honorary President of ENGSO Barcelona 2008-11-27 “Contribution of European Non Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) to health improvement trough physical activity”
  2. 2. The impact of voluntary leadership ”The voluntary sector plays a decisive role in sport and thus makes a major contribution to the balanced development of society” (Informal meeting of Sport Ministers April 1994) “Sport is a full partner in society and thus should be considered as an essential element in policy-making, most particularly in the health, social and economic fields” (Sport Ministers meeting, Lisbon, May 1995)
  3. 3. ENGSO ENGSO stands for the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation and is constituted by the national umbrella organisations for sports (sports confederations, national olympic committees or a merger of these ones).
  4. 4. Governments are expected to create good preconditions for sport as a vehicle for social change and the NGO:s deliver the essential elements of physical activity, social inclusion, health, national profile and the important added value – fun!
  5. 5. European Parliament (EP) adopted 25/9 2008 The ”White Paper” on a strategy for Europe on nutrition, overweight and obesity – related issues.
  6. 6. The EP calls on member states and on regional and local authorities to work more actively to ensure physical activity – particularly though urban planning and developing public sport facilities.
  7. 7. EU-NETWORKS • The EU-platform diet, physical activity and health. ENGSO was the first sport organisation entering the “EU Platform on diet, physical activity and health” • The European Commission (EC) has formed a working group on health
  8. 8. • The EC has been drafting “EU-Policy Guidelines for Physical Activity” = Policy Actions in support of Health Enhancing PA” – addressed to policy makers in order to aid them to formulate cross-sectorial national policies • To be decided upon by the Ministers of Sport in Nov 08.
  9. 9. ENGSO – as a European Umbrella Organisation of Sports – encourages the National Sports Umbrella Organisations to be more active in developing and offering health enhancing physical activity
  10. 10. ENGSO – “Round Table Sport for All” TAFISA, ISCA, CESS, UESPT, FIEPS –EUROPE, ECBF and others
  11. 11. ENGSO-FORUM (Oct 2008) Main themes – health and volunteering
  12. 12. In my opinion: The health promoting physical activities within the sports movement are advancing! How? … through broadening the sports offer and developing existing and new sports to the new demands and new target groups. The aim has to be “Sport for All!
  13. 13. SPORT FOR ALL! = for all kind of ambitions – from elit – over sport for children, youth, adults and elderly to recreational and rehabilitation trough sports ”Sport for all” as a consept for physical activity, fitness, recreation and joy.
  14. 14. Recommendation 3 Training and competition Guidelines • Children and young people must be allowed to participate on the basis of their own wishes, skills, abilities and needs. ................ that everyone is given the opportunity to acquire basic sports skills. • Priority must be given to the fun and enjoyment of sport.
  15. 15. Recommendation 4 • All sports activities should be led and directed by qualified and proficient leaders, teachers and coaches, who have knowledge of children’s and young people’s physical, psychological, motor and social development. • The aim is to qualityassure the sports activities.
  16. 16. Trends in society – some example • Hectic lifestyle (family, job, economy etc.) • Demanding job situation – “economical crises” • Increasing commercialisation and privatisation in sports • Increasing obesity • Increasing number of retired persons • Increasing “non active youngsters” • Decreasing physical education in schools
  17. 17. Physical Activity – trend “Private Consultation” contra “Active Participant in Club Activities”
  18. 18. Trends strongly challenging sports world • The governmental attitude to sport • Sport developing as a “lifestyle” – motive to broaden the offer for all ages • Sport – a means for health promotion • Physical activities for prevention against and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses For this challenges more volunteers are needed – particularly on local level!
  19. 19. Millions of voluntary leaders create a positive power, which strongly contributes to the development of society.
  20. 20. % 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Au st ri a Be lg i um C ro a tia C ze ch ia Es to ni a Fi nl an Fr d an kr ik G e er m an y Is la Li nd th ua N ni an et he rla nd Sl ov s ak ie Sl n ov en i Sw a e Sw de n Voluntary sports leaders, % of populations 2003 i tz er la nd
  21. 21. Necessary to methodically recruit new volunteers! Therefore - give the youngsters “a real say”! - give women “a real chance”! - give elderly the chance to a “come back”!
  22. 22. The ”local authorities” of Sweden – Tasks in the field of sport • Offer facilities for sport and recreation • Support the clubs financially – in particular their children and youth activities • Secure land for outdoor activities and recreation as a part of their long-term planning The local authorities are the far biggest ”sponsors” of the Swedish sport movement!!!
  23. 23. ENGSO has been a partner of an EU-project called “Sports co-ordinator” Main aim – to create a vocational education and training programme for employees at sport centres Added value – to pave the way for a positive and welcoming attitude to the visitors (particularly newcomers) and be ready for active support (information, advices etc)
  24. 24. The Swedish Public Health Policy The main aim of the Swedish National policy for public health is to create social conditions that will ensure good health, on equal terms, for the entire population
  25. 25. “Sport for lifetime” The strategic plan for promotion of health by physical activities adopted by the Swedish Sport Confederation 2007 The plan stresses the impact of sport in society and the domains where we have to act.
  26. 26. The following domains strongly affect the Swedish sports: Nr 1 Participation and influence in society (democracy) Nr 9 Increased physical activity - of course Nr 4 Healthier working life Nr 5 Healthy and safe environments and products Nr 10 Good eating habits and safe food Nr 11 Reduced use of tobacco and alcohol, a society free from drugs and doping, and reduction of excessive gambling
  27. 27. The local sports clubs form the great potential by offering a wide range of physical activities and intensities. … and while existing in almost every village they could be a partner of health authorities in promoting “Health by physical activities adapted to individual needs.
  28. 28. An interesting Finnish project for health promoting is called “Sports Club for health”: Guidelines for health-promoting sport programmes”, are formed and advises given. Behind the project stands the Finnish Sport for All Association, European Sport for all Network, TAFISA – Trim and Fitness Sport For All Association
  29. 29. Sport in our countries will be what our local clubs make it.
  30. 30. As a summary: The Sports Movement has to be seen as a strong partner of the society when planning for increased physical activity among the whole population
  31. 31. Collaboration with scientific institutions on • Mapping/analysing – Situations – Needs of education – Training as an on-going process etc. • Evaluation of projects, actions rewarding systems etc.
  32. 32. Grandmothers -the time of the rockingchair is gone!

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