The Russian-German youth cooperation is carried out in in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on December, 21, 2004.
One of the priority areas of implementation of the Agreement is the holding of joint youth events in the field of sports (it is meant mass sports, as the Agreement does not affect issues of youth exchange in the field of sports of the highest achievements).
In 2017, in order to activate bilateral youth cooperation in the field of mass sports, the Russian coordination office for youth exchanges with Germany initiated the creation of a partnership between the Russian Student Sports Union and the German Sports Youth (Deutsche Sportjugend (dsj) im Deutschen Olympischen Sportbund e.V.). The corresponding cooperation agreement was signed on September 14, 2017 in Rostov-on-don.
Traditional activities within the framework of this direction of bilateral cooperation were joint forums of organizers of sports youth exchanges aimed at creation of partnerships between Russian and German organizations for further implementation of projects of youth exchange in the field of mass sports.
The first forum was held from 24 to 29 September 2017 in Berlin, the second forum was held from 7 to 12 October 2018 in St. Petersburg. At the 14th meeting of the Russian-German Council for Youth Cooperation, it was decided to hold the third forum in 2019 in Germany.
In September 2019, Dortmund hosted the third Russian-German Forum of Organizers of Sports Youth Exchanges.
- Informing about possibilities of Russian-German youth cooperation;
- Familiarity with the system of sports work with young people in Russia and Germany;
- Creation of partnerships for implementation of Russian-German projects of youth exchange in the field of mass sports.
They were representatives of organizations from Russia and Germany engaged in sports work with youth in basketball, handball, football, chess, skiing, athletics, taekwondo-wff, windsurfing, boxing, choreography, roller sports, swimming, mountain tourism, and interested in creating partnerships for the implementation of joint youth exchange projects in the field of mass sports. Only 45 people.
Within the framework of the educational program of the forum the participants got acquainted with the possibilities of Russian-German youth cooperation, The system of sports work with young people in Russia and Germany, were trained in seminars and master classes on the topics “Intercultural education through sports,” “How to organize Russian-German youth exchange,” Financing of international youth exchanges, “Visa support for Russian-German youth exchanges,” “Language Animation,” and visited regional and local German organizations engaged in sports work with young people.
The result of the forum was the creation of 16 Russian-German partnerships, within the framework of which agreements were formed to implement more than 40 joint projects of youth exchange in the field of mass sports in 2020-2021.
LocationФРГ (г. Дортмунд)
Event date22.09.2019 - 27.09.2019