Lithuanian football, in the training stage to combat the radicalization of young people

The Lithuanian Football Federation is one of the FRF partners in the “Football for a better chance” project funded by the European Union.

Within the project, programs were developed in different stages for the training of young athletes with the aim of promoting social inclusion and combating the radicalization of young people aged 14 to 18 years.

On June 22, in Kaunas, took place the first part of the training of coaches who will later implement specific activities with young people.

8 institutions in Lithuania working with children in social risk environments participate in this program financed by The European Union. The training is conducted in accordance with the methodology developed by the project partners and the University of Sant’Anna in Italy.

The project aims to organize educational sessions by presenting them in activities on the football field. Experts have concluded that football, in addition to being a popular way to spend free time, can also shape in a positive way radical behavior. All activities focus on everyday situations and are designed to develop the social skills that will be necessary in the lives of the participants.

The first part of the project consists in the training of specialists from institutions, introducing the objectives of the project, the theoretical material and the content of the practical classes. The material was presented by the representatives of the grassroots department of the Lithuanian federation, Greta Guižauskaitė and Martynas Karpavičius.

The courses will take place in institutions from September until next year.

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