Total Cohesion: Dutch and British approaches to street sport and community development

Dec 9, 2010 · London, United Kingdom
Total Cohesion: Dutch and British approaches to street sport and community developmentThe Emirates Stadium, London, N5 1BU
10.00 – 18.00, Thursday 9th December 2010
The UK and the Netherlands share similar challenges with regard to social cohesion and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been keen to support the delivery of practical projects and policy discussions to help address the issue. This event aims to develop that work by engaging with and building networks between civil society organisations working in the sport for development sector in the Netherlands and the UK.
The seminar consists of a series of keynote presentations, practical demonstrations andworkshops as well as networking opportunities. It will:
• Bring together practitioners, policy makers and administrators from the Netherlands and UK with an interest in sport for development
• Share and develop best practice in the sport for development sector• Showcase ‘exhibitions’ of sport and social cohesion work• Foster ongoing bilateral learning, development and exchange
The event places a particular focus on the role played by civil society organisations in delivering sport based community development and cohesion and how approaches adopted in the Netherlands might be applied in the UK.
Format9.30 – 10.00 Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Opening remarks by His Excellency Mr Pim Waldeck, Ambassador of the Netherlands
10:15 – 10:30 Introduction by Piara Power, Director of Footabll Against Racism in Europe
10.30 – 11.30 2 Key note presentations on the UK and Dutch context Sir Keith Mills – Founder and Chair of Sported Foundation and Deputy Chairman of London Organising Committee for the Olympics
Clémence Ross - CEO to Nederland Instituut voor Sport en Bewegen (NISB), Former Minister for Sport
11.30 – 11.50 Tea and coffee
11.50 – 12.40 Project presentations from:
Jens van der Kerk and Corné Groenendijk, Senior Policy Advisors for amateur football at the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association)
Michael Boyd, Head of Community Relations, Irish FA
Ian Reid, Twilight Basketball, Scottish Sports Futures
Esther Wender, Basketball Unites, Nederlandse Basketball
Freddie Hudson, Director, Arsenal in the Community
Jordy Halapiry, Johan Cruyff Foundation
12:40 – 13:00 Pre-lunch plenary chaired by Piara Power
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch/Stadium Tour
13.45 – 14.30 Street Sport Demonstrations including: Panna, Parkour, Freestyle Football, Sutu Wall, Angling and Badminton14.30 – 15.15 Demonstrating Impact and Value
Plenary session led by Dr Gavin Mellor and Dr Adam Brown, Substance
15.15 – 15.30 Tea and coffee
15.30 – 16.00 Speed networking session: Led by Oli Barrett
16.00 – 16.30 Closing Panel Discussion with Ms Marije van Houwelingen, Programme LeaderSports Participation, Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Mr Koen Breedveld, director Mulier Institute, Prof. Tim Crabbe, Chair of Substance
16.30 – 17.30 Drinks Reception
Learning materialsSeminar bag with programme and recent publications focused on sport for developmentand community cohesion programmes.
Access to online networking and practice sharing platform, including documentation of seminarproceedings.
Potential follow up event in the Netherlands in 2011.
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