Sports Conference

March 22, 2022

Olof Palme sétány 5., Budapest

City park ice rink, ceremonial hall

Focus on the Safety of Children in Sports

moderator: Krisztina Bombera

Draft Agenda

9:00-9:05     Welcome speech of the host

Bence Garamvölgyi, Budapest Sport Service Center – managing director

9:05-9:30     Budapest Sport Research: presenting the results

The goal of the research is to learn about the sporting habits of Budapest-based citizens, and the utilization of the Hungarian capital’s sport facilities.

Presenter: Anna Sütő, Datalyze Research Kft. – managing director

9:30-10:00   Presenting the Sport Concept of Budapest

How does Budapest contribute to the sport for all sector? – presentation of the new sport concept.

Presenter: Zsuzsanna Hentz, The Municipality of Budapest, Sport Department – head of department

10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Child-, youth- and professional protection from the aspect of sports science

Sport culture and sport family: preventive protection of children, youth and staff members in sport. Scientific approach and presentation by the University of Physical Education’s research group.

Presenter: Dr. Andrea Gál, Hungarian University of Sports Science, associate professor

11:00-12:00 Panel discussion: Safeguarding children in the Hungarian swimming sport

The focus of the panel discussion is the current child protection situation in the Hungarian swimming sport. What could we learn from the past and how could we strengthen prevention in the Hungarian swimming?

– Noémi Kiss, author, former swimmer
– Andrea Simon, journalist
– Sándor Wladár, Olympic champion swimmer, president of the Hungarian Swimming Association

12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:15 Afternoon opening remarks:

Erzsébet Gy. Németh – Deputy Mayor Municipality of Budapest

Balázs Lehel – Head of Office Terre des hommes Hungary

13:15-14:45 Sports and Child Protection

Introduction to Sports in Terre des hommes as contributor to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tdh Approach for Sport for Protection in Sport

Child Safeguarding in Sport:
– UEFA Child Safeguarding Tools
– Strengthening Child Safeguarding locally
– KCSS- Greece and Romania

Protection through Sports:
– Empowerment and Resilience building
– Added value of using sport for protection

Presenter: Alketa Lasku – Regional Child Protection and Safeguarding Advisor, Tdh Regional Hub, Budapest

Statistics in Europe: child abuse in sports
– Presenting the findings of a European research

Presenter: Dr. Ecaterina Stativa, National Mother and Child Health Institute, Romania

The game plan
– What Tdh can do for you?- Menu items of support
– Recommendations
– Q&A

Presenter: Cristina Vladescu, Tdh Romania

14:45-15:00 Coffee-Break
15:00-16:00 Panel Discussion: Echo from the field

– Best practices in protecting children in their sport settings
– Key challenges
– Key learnings and recommendations from practice

– Gergely Vaskuti, Hungary – Hintalovon foundation
– David Woodfine and Sarah Willis – Safeguarding Manager, United Kingdom Football Association
– Simona Amanar, Romania – Safeguarding in sport clubs

16:00-16:30 Reflections and Takeaways - Closing remarks

Event organizers