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European Youth and Sport Forum 2008

The European Youth and Sport Forum 2008 gathered over 100 European young people from 32 different countries. Following the European Union presidency the Forum took place in France from the 30th of November to the 6th of December.


This year’s EYSF aimed to demonstrate how young people put the words of the White Paper on Sport, the European Commission’s policy document, into practice. The EYSF 2008 delivered much more than recommendations, it delivered options and solutions for citizens, volunteers, professionals and decision makers to questions posed in the White Paper. 


The declaration is a document made up of significant recommendations, presenting the youth perspective and response to the White Paper.

The Pink Paper is a document where participants contributed with their ‘best practice examples’ in order to form a catalogue, which gathers information on various initiatives and serve as impetus for all organisations to join in these efforts in a political and structural sense. 

On the final day of the EYSF2008 the ‘Pink Paper’ was delivered together with the EYSF2008 declaration presented to French and European political institutions and representatives. It is hoped that the inspirartion of the ‘Pink Paper’ will influence future European and national agendas and highlight the contribution of youth in the field of sports and social change.

Special EYSF 2008 Newsletter

We have published special EYSF 2008 Newsletter where you can find all the information about declaration, Pink Paper, following activities, EYSF 2008 social networks at the Internet and more.


Download the Newsletter here.

EYSF 2008 Videos

Interviews, journals and sessions can be streamed

The European Youth and Sport Forum 2008 has been covered by a professional team of the CRITT media center. If you want to revisit some of the sessions or impress your friends, family and colleagues with interviews, sessions and journals recorded at the EYSF2008, have a look at the  videos site here.

What others wrote about the EYSF2008

Please read what the European media network wrote about the EYSF2008. Further you will find a broad range of further reader in respect to European sport policies.

Documents from EYSF 2008


Declaration of EYSF 2008 (PDF, 1.29 MB)

Pink Paper of EYSF 2008 (PDF, 2.87 MB)

Invitation EYSF 2008 (PDF, 1.95 MB)

Organiser, partners and sponsors

The following organisations form the partnership that stands behind the organisation of the EYSF2008.