'Save the Dream' Attracts World's Youth in Russia World Cup

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Kazan, June 19 (QNA) - The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) expressed delight at the success of the "Save the Dream" program at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, as it highlighted the plans and programs that link the social and youth aspects with the world's most popular game, football.
In a statement, ICSS said that the workshop organized by the "Save the Dream" program in cooperation with the Russian city of Kazan and the participation of more than 111 young leaders from 92 member countries of the International University Sports Federation, in the framework of the various activities, has attracted great attention and has become an international platform expressing the ideas and views of young people as leaders of the future.
Executive Director of the "Save the Dream" program Massimilano Montanari expressed enthusiasm for the global community response and the participation of so many talented young people in the workshop, stressing that the center will take advantage of their inspiring ideas and tremendous capabilities in implementing Kazan Action Plan.
Montanari said that this workshop represents an important opportunity for young people as leaders of sport and society in the future to express their plans and ideas. He thanked the International University Sports Federation and Kazan's Directorate for Sports and Social Projects for participating in organizing this workshop.
The program is based on the commitment to support the true values of sports and sports integrity, which are essential for protecting the future of the global sport, Montanari said. He added that the program will proceed with the implementation of the Kazan Action Plan in the coming period.
Head of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects in Kazan Azat Kadyrov stressed that Kazan is proud to cooperate with the Save the Dream program, which added value through the workshop to Russia's hosting of the World Cup.
Kadyrov said that Save the Dream program is a global initiative coming from the State of Qatar, expressing pride to organize this workshop, which brought together students from all over the world to discuss a number of important issues related to global sport and to brainstorm on the appropriate practical ways to implement the Kazan Action Plan.
He added that it is very nice to see so many young people actively participating and presenting their ideas that will contribute to future sports development.
The workshop, which started on June 14 and to be concluded on Thursday, represents an important platform for young people around the world in coincide with the holding of the World Cup to exchange ideas and proposals to support the Kazan Action Plan adopted last July by the 6th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI).
The workshop highlights a number of important themes of the Kazan Plan Action, including the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, the building of more peaceful, inclusive and just societies, economic growth and job creation for all, as well as the protection of children, youth and vulnerable groups and the promotion of measures to protect minors from all types of exploitation during sports competitions.
The workshop comes within the keenness of ICSS, as an international reference for all aspects of integrity, safety and sports security in the world, to complement existing efforts to provide an umbrella of legislation to address the risks to global sport. ICSS had hosted the 2015 Doha meeting in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to follow up on the decisions of MINEPS V in 2013, most notably the Berlin Declaration.
ICSS, through its Save the Dream program, is helping the implementation of Kazan Action Plan, which underlines the international commitment to developing sports policies in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The plan also aims to strengthen national and international cooperation among stakeholders in a number of priority areas, including developing a comprehensive vision to ensure the right to sport for all and promote the role of sport in achieving sustainable development and peace, as well as protecting integrity in sport. (QNA)