Save the Date: Meeting in Guimaraes 17 & 18 May

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So as to know the venues and the programme, click below:

Agenda of the meeting

After lots of discussion between city representatives and young people, TONETA partnership has discovered that sport is essential to reach these goals so they are organizing a meeting in Guimaraes (Portugal) next may.  Guimaraes is the European Capital of Sports 2013 and Cardiff will be the same in 2014.

Moreover, the European Commission has opened a call 2013 Preparatory Action “European Partnership on Sports” that closes on July 19th. Should you be looking for partners, this meeting will offer opportunities to find the best!

As 9th May is Europe’s Day and the General Assembly of the Atlantic Regions is to be hold in Porto on 16th and 17th May, TONETA partnership has decided to organise a meeting on next 17th and 18th May in Guimaraes:

Sport and Atlantic Cities: A young strategy for urban cohesion

50 beds are provided for those coming outside 50km of the city. They will be available in a firt come first served basis and they are located in hostel rooms (2-4-6-8 people)  . Should you wish to book one of them, please write to sandracunha   (a)  amave.pt

You can register to the event here:

We have also started a crowdfunding campaign to help with the organization of the meeting and trying to provide travel scholarships, in preference for the youngsters coming from Gijon, AIRE 198 (La Rochelle, Niort, Angoulême and Poitiers).  You can consult it here.

http://www.gofundme.com/2lx5is

So as to arrive to Guimaraes, the best idea is to fly to Porto (or Lisbon) and then take a train.

Looking forward to seeing you in Guimaraes!!!

Local Leaders get set to celebrate the London 2012 Games in communities across the UK

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games have launched an initiative to help individuals within communities play an active role in bringing their friends, family and community members together to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to the UK this summer.The London 2012 ‘Local Leaders’  will suggest to  people  ideas and tools to bring their friends, family and communities together to help make the most of the London 2012 Games by creating celebrations for their village, town or City around the Olympic and Parlaympic Torch Relays, the 12 week UK-wide London 2012 Festival, or the Olympic and Paralympic sports action.

People can sign up to be a Local Leader at http://www.london2012.com/localleaders

Cardiff welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Games, hosting not only sporting events but many fun and exciting free events to allow everyone to get involved. Last April, to mark the 150 day countdown to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sport, Cardiff have hosted a competitive wheelchair basketball match between the Cardiff Celts All Stars and local rivals, the South West Scorpians. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will host 11 football matches during the London 2012 Olympics.

Guimarães é candidata a Cidade Europeia do Desporto em 2014

Volvidos dez anos de existência, a Cidade Desportiva (Multiusos de Guimarães, Complexo de Piscinas e Pista de Atletismo) é um projecto consolidado e motivo de orgulho, sendo um caso de estudo por parte do meio universitário.
No encontro com os jornalistas realizado no Multiusos, em que também foi anunciada a candidatura de Guimarães a Cidade Europeia do Desporto em 2014, Amadeu Portilha afirmou que “a Cidade Desportiva – e nomeadamente o Multiusos de Guimarães – tem sido um elemento fundamental para promoção nacional e internacional de Guimarães, estando o projecto consolidado e ao nível das cidades europeias”.
Com “400 eventos e dois milhões de visitantes”, o Multiusos de Guimarães, teve “um papel importante para a promoção de uma imagem positiva e de notoriedade de Guimarães, no País e no mundo”, referiu ainda o autarca que também assume a presidência da Tempo Livre.
A candidatura de Guimarães a Cidade Europeia do Desporto em 2014 foi uma das novidades da conferência de imprensa de balanço de dez anos da Cidade Desportiva.
“O balanço apresentado hoje e aquilo que é o potencial das nossas instituições, sobretudo ao nível do associativismo local, permite-nos adiantar que vamos apresentar em Janeiro uma candidatura de Guimarães a Cidade Europeia do Desporto em 2014”, revelou António Magalhães.