Sebahattin Devecioglu

Sport Migrant Integration Platform

This meeting of the Sport Migrant Integration Platform is designed to bring together project managers of sport integration projects in order to address various aspects of the issues raised above through sharing information about the respective projects with other participants. It will seek to gather information about challenges and obstacles to the
projects, and migrants’ participation in projects in order to highlight commonalities. The first afternoon session will address the challenges frequently raised by sport integration projects about accessing grants and funding. A workshop will allow participants to discuss issues they have faced in this respect, and look at methods for identifying funding, and improving grant writing skills.The closing sessions of the meeting will discuss plans for EPAS to conduct a study about facilitating the inclusion of refugees and migrants and sport activities.The feedback from participants will provide one of the bases upon which the study is formulated. The objective of the study is to provide a tool which can be used in inter-governmental discussions on integration and inclusion activities for refugees and migrants. The final session will provide an opportunity to discuss potential follow-up measures and share proposals for future action.

Universal Children’s Day 20 November 2018

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Mothers and fathers, teachers, nurses and doctors, government leaders and civil society activists, religious and community elders, corporate moguls and media professionals as well as young people and children themselves can play an important part in making Universal Children’s Day relevant for their societies, communities and nations.

Universal Children’s Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

2017: It’s a #KidsTakeOver