UEFA the Union of European Football Associations is the governing body of football on the continent of Europe. UEFA‘s core mission is to promote, protect and develop European football at every level of the game, and to promote the principles of unity and solidarity. UEFA is involved in both professional and amateur football and addresses social issues which concern European football and society. By supporting RESPECT your Health-Euroschools 2012, UEFA will help to integrate children into the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament and contribute to strengthening local communities and improving health literacy levels in Poland and the Ukraine.Institutional Partners in Poland
PL.2012 is a special purpose entity of the Polish Ministry of Sport and Tourism, created in order to coordinate and control enterprises associated with preparations to Euro 2012 and realized by public parties. PL.2012 coordinates, controls and monitors organisational and infrastructural projects that will play key roles in the quality of the 2012 Tournament. These projects include safety, health care and rescue services, transportation processes and volunteering. One important area of PL.2012 activities is collaboration and support of organisations responsible for projects that are part of UEFA EURO 2012 Social Responsibility Programme.
School Sports Association is a sporting and educational association of students, teachers and other individuals working to promote health and physical activity. The School Sports Association aims to develop a culture of physical activity among children and young people in order to encourage a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Further goals include creating equal opportunities for everybody to excel in sports and competitions, as well as activating and improving skills of volunteers in the sport sector. The School Sports Association cooperates with governments in health, sport and ecological projects, one of which is the famous Orlik programme. The association contributes to RESPECT your Health by supporting Orliks and their staff in promoting the project’s goals in local communities.
Institutional Partners in Ukraine
The Ukrainian Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports is directed and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukraine. It is the main government body responsible for the determination and implementation of state policy in the spheres of education and science, innovations and informatisation, intellectual property, youth, physical training and sports. The Ministry arranges the development of methodological support (including aspects of students’ and pupils’ healthy lifestyles) for numerous institutions belonging to the primary and secondary education system. The Ministry, through its Institute for Innovation Technologies and Educational Content is the national partner of the Football Federation of Ukraine in the implementation of the official UEFA “RESPECT your Health” project.
The Ukrainian National University of Physical Education and Sports is a powerful and recognised centre for education, science and sports, and is well-known not only in the Ukraine but all over the world. Its main activity consists of personnel training, staff education and cooperation with corresponding partner centres in other countries. The main focus of the university is sport and the improvement of people’s physical activity in various forms through the use of healthy lifestyle instruments and personal health promotion programmes. The university is the national partner of the Football Federation of Ukraine in the educational component of the official UEFA “RESPECT your Health” project.
Partner on Health
The World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against heart disease and stroke, via a united community of more than 200 member organizations. With its members, the World Heart Federation works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health at the policy level, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge and promotes knowledge transfer to tackle cardiovascular disease – the world’s number one killer. Present in over 100 countries, this strong commitment should be implemented at an early stage of life; therefore children are a very important target to the WHF who strongly feels responsible to
put in place programmes that promote active health lifestyle.
Implementing Partner - Overall coordination
streetfootballworld drives a network of local organisations worldwide that use football to provide opportunities to disadvantaged young people and builds a coalition of powerful partners to create social change. streetfootballworld is an international expert on using the power of football for sustainable social development and has worked on the legacies of several major football events. Following the success of EUROSCHOOLS 2008, the official school project of the UEFA EURO 2008™, streetfootballworld is delighted to develop a legacy program that is deeply rooted in the host countries. For the upcoming UEFA Championship in 2012 the focus is on healthy lifestyle and community development. www.streetfootballworld.org
Implementing Partner Poland
Volunteers for Sport Foundation was established by several sport enthusiasts in 2009 who believed that volunteer´s support is crucial for modern sport. V4SPORT.EU created by the Foundation is an innovative portal that enables browsing for voluntary adverts from all over the world and looking for people willing to help during sport events or for everyday activities. The Foundation cooperates with still growing number of over 50 sport organizations and almost 2000 volunteers.Implementing Partner Ukraine
Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) is the national authority for developing football in Ukraine and the country’s exclusive representative in FIFA, UEFA, and other international sports organisations and football competitions. FFU also holds football competitions in Ukraine. One of FFU’s key priorities is promoting healthy lifestyle values through grassroots football - a goal shared by RESPECT your Health. This initiative is promoted in Ukraine with the help of the regional office of Open Fun Football Schools, which holds football activities throughout the year.
Guide Development Support on Health
The European Healthy Stadia Network supports sports stadia, clubs and governing bodies across Europe to develop health promoting policies and practices to the benefit of fans, stadia workforces and local communities. The Network facilitates successful partnerships between sport and health agencies, supported by guidance documents, dissemination of good practice and advocacy work. The European Healthy Stadia Network is part-funded by the World Heart Federation through its partnerhsip with UEFA.
Physical activity school program
Muuvit is a children’s education programme, designed to make learning and physical activity more fun. The programme has been in operation for eleven years, and almost 2 million children, their parents and teachers in Europe have taken part. The Helsinki-based operator of the programme, Muuvit Health and Learning Oy Ltd., works internationally with its partners to deliver health and educational messages to school children. Together with RESPECT your Health, Muuvit will help to increase and enhance physical activity in Polish and Ukrainian schools.