UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


Susann Sundkvist – Mentoring Finland’s next generation of women athletes

February 28, 2014

Back in 2007, athletics was a part of Susann Sundkvist’s past, but it played no role in her present and she certainly didn’t envisage it as a part of her future.

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Susann Sundkvist (left) with top Finnish race walker Anne Halkivaha after the women’s 20km race at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

Mary Rose Herd – An Inspirational Official

February 25, 2014

The word “legacy” has become something of a buzzword in sport recently, with much being made of the potential for major sporting events to have a lasting impact on the cities and nations that host them. Yet this is nothing new, as Malta’s Mary Rose Herd can readily testify.

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Mary Rose Herd of Malta (bottom right) is a recipient of the 2011 European Athletics Women's Leadership Award for her commitment to the sport as an official and selfless volunteer.

It is all about people

February 10, 2014

There is a first time for everything. On 1st and 2nd of February 2014 was held in Berlin the first ever meeting of ENGSO Youth young delegates.

Coming from all over Europe, the delegates joined together to meet and get to know each other as well as to exchange, explore and define together some pathways for collaboration. Not only are their  different background and cultures a treasure, they are all sharing a common passion about active lifestyle to the rythme of sport and physical activities. The thourough discussion they had led them to realize to what extend ENGSO youth can be a collaborative platform to nurture relevant networks and projects but also to test ideas.


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