Working alongside our EU partners to improve the health of young people in Europe.

We’re currently working on a number of collaborative partnerships which are all co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

ASE – Activity Square Europe

The aim of the ASE project is to motivate and empower sport organisations to become active partners for schools to increase physical activity and healthy lifestyles. As a result, together we hope to positively impact the levels of Health Enhancing Physical Activity of school aged children in Europe.

ASC – Active School Communities 

Evidence shows that active students are happier, healthier and learn better, so the Active School Communities project aims to make schools more physically active places for all young people. The aim of this project is to build the capacity of community sport organisations to harness potential partnerships in the primary school setting for the promotion of sport and physical activity for healthy lifestyles and better learning outcomes.

ESSD – European School Sports Day 

ESSD is a school day that is specifically for having fun, playing together and promoting physical activity and health for everyone. The  event’s  main  goal  is  to  promote  physical  activity  on  international  level  and  involve  as  many children and young people, schools and  organizations  as possible. ESSD has already been a success in Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary and YST International is supporting the Now We Move team to get even more countries involved in ESSD. 

PHYLIT– Physical Literacy

This project focuses on introducing ‘Physical Literacy’ into the European Council Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, currently undergoing a public consultation and review. The project aims to establish that physical literacy is key to successful lifelong learning, and plays a crucial role in supporting European Union policy around the societal role of sport, promoting health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and building human capital. In addition to Youth Sport Trust International, project partners include:

European Physical Education Association (EUPEA)

Sports Union of Slovenia (SUS)

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa (FMH)

Syndicat National de l ’Education Physique (SNEP)


EU-PALS – European Physical Activity Label for Schools

The European Physical Activity Label for Schools (EU-PALS) project is aimed at establishing a European physical activity label for schools which would first and foremost ensure schools the opportunity to compare and evaluate their sport and physical activity related programs and practices to other schools’ in other EU countries in order to be able to fully utilize possibilities to provide space, time and opportunities for students to be physically active.