What Role Does Sport Play in Dealing with Youth Unemployment?

Ahead of our Run for Employment that will take place in the framework of the European Week of Sport read an interview with Lidija Globokar – the President of Project 668 on the role of sport in fighting youth unemployment (the text was originally published on EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu)

Veni, vidi, Project 668

Our 1st strategic team weekend took place last week and I would like to share some insights about it with you.

Why I chose such a provocative title? Because it refers to our team motto “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” (Henry Ford). I believe that we can definitely say that we worked together during the weekend and generally speaking this stands for the team behind Project 668.

European Youth, quo vadis?

Written by Lidija Globokar, Co-Founder & General Manager of Project 668

I’m concerned. And I’m not talking about the high youth unemployment rates in Europe. I’m concerned about the future. What does all this mean? How will the European society look like in 20, 30 years? Or even 10? Will there be only one “lost generation” or will we even lose more? And what exactly do we lose? Everyone’s talking about economy, numbers, crisis, growth. Who’s talking about dignity, re-definition of work, social responsibility and values?