The use of sport, recreational activities and physical education as a tool for development have in the recent years gained ground on the international agenda, among others in the institutions of the United Nations and in the European Union. In Denmark as well, serious efforts are made to qualify and work with the concept of “Development through Sport”. GES took the lead in May 2007 to gather twelve different organisations, folk high schools, universities etc. and eventually decided in partnership to form a formal learning and growth network for knowledge-sharing with the stipulated aim of continuously improve the quality in their work, whether academic or project based, while expanding the forum for critical discussions and sharing the use of sport for development purposes with other interested organisations.
Network for Sport and Development (NSD) filed an application to the Danish Project Counselling Services in order to launch minor studies, prepare thematic working groups and host a wide range of lectures, seminars and workshops. In October 2007, NSD’s first General Assembly was held and a Steering Group was assigned to monitor and supervise the progresses made in the various thematic working groups. NSD is organised around an innovative model, whereby six or more thematic based working groups are independently scrutinizing a corner of the field – Sport and Development.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 21 March 2011 19:40|