UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community

About European Athletics

European Athletics is the leader of high performance, ethical and well-being aspects of athletics in Europe. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a non-governmental non-profit organization of unlimited duration in the form of one of the six constituent area associations of the International Association of Athletics Federations.

We have a responsibility to lead and inspire all our sport’s stakeholders in order to help the maximum number of Europeans form a loyal relationship with athletics for life.

We believe the Young Leaders Community is an innovative tool for fulfilling our mission and adding quality the lives of the community members.

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UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities. Thus UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information contribute towards the realization of those goals. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

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About the Community

About the European Athletics Young Leaders Community

The European Athletics Young Leaders Community is a unique space for active young people interested in athletics, developing their skills, community service and making new friends.

It is driven by the ideas and input from its members with support from European Athletics, UNESCO and the national athletics federations in the 50 countries of Europe.

Our aim is to use modern communications and social network tools to encourage activity that helps promote athletics and local community service and helps prepare the sport’s next generation of leaders.

The main forms of activity are volunteer work for organisations with the sport and projects designed and implemented by members with support from the community’s partners.

Joining the community will allow you to:

  • Create a free profile
  • Find support for athletics-related volunter work and projects.
  • Upload information, photos and videos about your work and projects
  • Be eligible for recognition of your efforts that will help you advance in their education and employment careers.
  • Be eligible for outstanding achievments awards. 
  • Be a part of an online social network where you can develop friendships, exchange ideas and collaborate with likeminded people from around Europe. 
  • Attend live gatherings where community members can meet in person, learn from each other and participate in leadership training.

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