In the evening of 18th of December, our team invited refugees, integration and sports workers to discuss the power of sports for social integration together with the general public. The conference was the final event of the project “Sports Together”.
The event took place in Vilnius Youth Information Centre in Vilnius Municipality. Guest speakers, such as Kriss Kross Kronikles, IronVytas and Ieva Zasimauskaitė were invited to talk about their personal relationship with sports and to share their insights about what sports can give to each of us as an individual and to all of us as a community.
During the conference, two finalist ideas of “Social Sports Idea Challenge” were presented and the winner was chosen by the participants of the event. “Urban Hockey” idea by field hockey club “Žuvėdra” received the greatest support. Come spring, a series of events will be organised in various important locations across Vilnius city, where the refugees and migrants living in Lithuania will have a chance to take part and learn about Lithuania’s culture and history while also learning field hockey skills.