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Source: DOSB The German Sports Youth (dsj) wants to focus on sustainability and education for sustainable development and shape the future together with its target groups.

In its role as an independent provider of child and youth welfare and the initiator of educational offers for young people and multipliers, the dsj has also had the environment and nature on its radar for many years. At that time she designed environmental education for and with young people in cooperation with the nature conservation youth. Since 2013, the field of sustainability or education for sustainable development has explicitly opened up for the dsj, in which far more content is conveyed than with pure environmental education. Since then, the dsj has dedicated itself to the multifaceted design of sustainability in sport, both on an international and national level. Bringing ecology, economy and social issues into harmony when making decisions in a youth organization as well as promoting design skills among multipliers, trainers or young people with the involvement of the target groups are always an important task for the dsj, which resolutely fulfills its wishes, to present an attractive, sustainable youth organization. The dsj qualified temporary junior ambassadors for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and, together with its ESD working group, developed an action plan for education for sustainable development in sport. This was based on the National ESD Action Plan, which was published in 2017 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), with the aim of anchoring ESD in all areas of education in Germany. Participation in the specialist forum for non-formal learning / youth (in the BMBF) to anchor ESD in all educational areas in Germany – and the sports club also plays a role here. The dsj’s extensive network even meant that it was recognized by the UNESCO Commission in 2019 for its special commitment in the field of ESD. The collaboration and publication of the brochure “Verknallt in Diversity”, together with the nature conservation youth and the Association of Christian Scouts * make it clear that the dsj is really involved in the field of sustainability and ESD! An ESD moderation case was also created in this context and helps to anchor the topic in the organization! Likewise in international youth work, the need to deal with global sustainability issues is becoming increasingly clear. With the signing of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, five core messages become clear: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The 2030 Agenda stands for a new, global understanding and expressly calls for nobody to be left behind. Based on this, the global community has agreed on the implementation of 17 goals for sustainable development (the so-called Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) by 2030. As a strategic partner of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the dsj has set itself the task of applying these 17 sustainability goals to sport as part of a pilot project. This takes place above all in the context of advice on the weltwärts meeting funding line: young people meet in a north-south context and work together on a project and exchange ideas about global challenges. Since the Fridays for Future demonstrations at the latest, it has also become clear in society: Sustainability is a future issue that concerns young people! And we give them our vote! In 2020, the dsj gained a cooperation partner with Sports4Future who determines an ecological, social and economic footprint of the German sports youth. The findings from this analysis are to be formulated into recommendations for action and ultimately made available to the member organizations. For the dsj, however, this does not mean resting. In the future it will be about moving even more and calling on and motivating youth organizations in sport to take on this important future topic and to break new ground together. (Source: dsj)


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