Anna Szilágyi spent a week in Africa with the ENGSO Youth Programme

Anna Szilágyi, a student majoring in sports management at the Hungarian University of Sports Sciences (HUSS) spent a week in Senegal, where this time she did not take sports photos but tourist ones. Her trip was supported by the ENGSO Youth programme of the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO).

Szilágyi Anna egy hetet töltött Afrikában az ENGSO Youth programmal

The main theme of the one-week-programme that took place in Dakar between 9 and 15 May was the link between sport and sustainable development. A university from Senegal, Japan, France and HUSS was represented at the event. In addition to Miss Szilágyi, other HUSS members including István Péter Papp (staff), Ákos Milassin (staff), Jakab Lehel Varga (student), András Bálint Czucs (student), Nikoleta Fiscarelli (student), Klára Julianna Király (student) and Bence Kováts (student) participated in the programme.

Anna Szilágyi had previously been informed about the opportunity through the newsletter issued by the Centre for Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP), and she immediately applied.

As for the programme, after the morning workshops, the students spent the second part of the day on cultural activities including visiting local attractions, the SOS Children's Centre in Metz, where they took donations. The group of students also visited the French football team Metz's youth academy, Génération Foot which Miss Szilágyi was absolutely fascinated by.

"For me, the most interesting thing was to see what students from other countries think about the relationship between sport and sustainable development," said Anna. "I realised once again that cultural differences make the world a colourful place. I was also impressed by the fact that the representatives from different countries always had something unique to add to the workshop topics. Participating in the ENGSO Youth Programme is a great opportunity and a real gift for all university students because it gives them the chance to get to know new cultures, develop their personality and broaden their view."

Anna Szilágyi spent a week in Africa with the ENGSO Youth Programme


ENGSO project details:

  • Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: Capacity Building in the field of youth supported by Erasmus+ Programme, European Commission
  • Name of the project: “Sport for Sustainable Development”
  • Project reference number: 608776-EPP-1-2019-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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