UNESCO European Athletics Young Leaders Community


  • YLF 2014: A load of motivation

    Monday 27 October 2014

    When I received the call from the Italian Athletics Federation asking me if I was available to attend the Forum I was astonished. I knew about the Forum and I really wanted to partecipate, but I never had the chance. It was a real surprise!

    I had a lot of expectations about this huge event organized every two years by European Athletis and I was looking forward to see if it was as amazing as I thought. now I can say actually that was a lot beyond my expectations

    During the 5 days in Zurich I met a lot of ...

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  • From Zurich to Macedonia

    Wednesday 15 October 2014

    The goal of this forum was to bring together young leaders from 45 countries in one place and let us raise our knowledge and share our past experiences, through interactive presentations, workshops and lecture full of interesting information, which every young leader can easily apply them in their federation, club or association.

    The experience that we have gained in Zurich, on how others apply athletics in their countries and the European Association, I consider it so much worth. I will try to convey and implemented in our federation who obviously need new systems and ways of working.

    During the forum ...

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  • Inspired to take action in Israel by YLF 2014

    Monday 06 October 2014

    Thankfully, I was part of this wonderful Forum that taught me a lot of new things and also it helped me to meet new people all over Europe who love athletics.

    Personal conversations with the other participants are the thing that contributed the most to my learning about the athletics in Europe. I happy to say that participates gave me many ideas for the development of athletics among young.

    Today I understand that in most of the countries there is an economic problem that affects directly athletics. Our sport gets a small budget and low popularity, as opposed to ball ...

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