The YOG in the Vaud municipalities

How to stimulate and support groups of young people who wish to set up a sporting activity or infrastructure in their commune before or during Lausanne 2020?

The 70 or so representatives of the local authorities participating in the 6th meeting of the Inter-municipal Platform on Support for Youth Activities (PICSAJ) worked on this question.

Ian Logan, CEO of Lausanne 2020, presented the YOG before giving the floor to Augustin Maillefer, rower from French-speaking Switzerland (Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games; London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games; member of the Lausanne 2020 Athletes Council), who shared his experience on the sporting and human levels.

Various project ideas were then developed by the municipalities to bring the YOG to life in the various villages and cities of the canton of Vaud.

The meeting, organised under the aegis of Frédéric Cerchia (Cantonal Delegate for Children and Youth; Youth Protection Service), ended with a presentation of the "Jaiunprojet.ch" programme.

Picture: Augustin Maillefer; ©Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone