World2Win

NOC*NSF wants to make a significant contribution to the development of sports worldwide. We believe we can make a change and build a better world through sport. In this context, we share our knowledge about elite sports and sports participation. We do this in collaboration with several NOC’s through exchange programs and projects like World2Win, that is co-funded by the European Union. 

About World2Win

In 2026, the first Olympic event in history takes place on the African continent: the Youth Olympic Games. A special occasion, that we use to build a strong connection between the EU and Africa. For the coming years, World2Win (W2W) serves as a catalyst for development in Senegal and between Senegal and Europe. The international dimension of sport will be promoted by the support of learning mobilities, exchanges and knowledge transfer. W2W is a collaboration between several partners in the EU and Senegal and has a strong focus on the development of Volleyball in Senegal. 

Objectives 

  • Develop staff by exchanges, mobilities & training 
  • Build an EU/African network of staff/coaches with potential for further collaboration 
  • Deliver a model for volleyball development in Senegal, developed in collaboration with all partners, which can be used by other sport associations and countries in the EU/Africa 
  • Inspire youth in EU/Africa with sport from grassroots to high performance 
  • Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals with a focus to girls’ empowerment 

The partners of World2Win

  • Senegalese NOC (SNOC) is the umbrella organisation for national sport federations in Senegal. It is responsible for sending top teams to the Olympic (Youth) Games. The SNOC aims to build a centre of expertise which contributes to the quality of sport and represent Senegalese sport nationally and internationally in various collaborative relationships. 
  • Senegalese Volleyball Federation (FSV) is responsible for the organisation of competitions, events and development of indoor and beach volleyball. FSV takes care of the interest of their members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at African Championships. FSV is member of the CAVB and FIVB and is responsible for the management of the FIVB Development Centre in Dakar. 

  • Nevobo is the Dutch Volleyball Federation and responsible for the organisation of competitions, events and development of indoor, beach and sitting volleyball. Nevobo takes care of the interest of 115.000 members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at European and World Championships. Nevobo supports 1000 clubs in their development by providing knowledge, expertise, education and inspiration to board members, coaches, referees, professionals and volunteers. Nevobo is member of the CEV and FIVB. 
  • Volley Vlaanderen is responsible for the organisation of competitions, events and development of volleyball in Vlaanderen. It supports clubs in their development by providing knowledge, expertise, education and inspiration to board members, coaches, referees, professionals and volunteers. Volley Vlaanderen is member of the Royal Belgium Volleyball Federation.
  • French Volleyball Federation (FFVB) is responsible for the organisation of competitions, events and development of indoor and beach volleyball. FFVB takes care of the interest of their members from grassroots to elite level. The National Teams participate at European and World Championships. FFVB is member of the CEV and FIVB. 
  • NOC*NSF is the main organisation for organized sports in the Netherlands. The 74 national sport federations that are a member of NOC*NSF account for almost 24,000 sport clubs with a total of 5,2 million people involved in sports. As the country’s Olympic Committee it develops and promotes the Olympic Movement in the Netherlands and is responsible for sending Dutch athletes to the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games, and the European Youth Olympic Festival.  

Beachvolleybal at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

Activities

The World2Win project focuses on three areas: management development, technical development and dissemination & legacy.

Management Development (MD)

One of the W2W goals is to contribute to the development of a stronger Senegalese Volleyball Federation. Therefore, several knowledge transfer and exchange activities will take place during three separate workshops. Themes could be: Good Governance, Digital Marketing, Talent Development, Volunteer- and Event management. 

During the workshops there will also be time to plan and monitor the total project and give feedback on the curricula/manuals: 

  • In Senegal: start exchange and site visits, plan project. Senegal shares YOG experience with EU partners. 
  • In Netherlands: workshops with staff from the focus themes as defined and described above, site visits, project monitoring and planning. 
  • In Senegal: exchange on theme and discuss project (define legacy, end products)

Technical development (TD)

Many of the W2W activities take place in Senegal. However, W2W creates win-win for both EU and Africa. EU and African trainers have the opportunity to build an international network, improve their train-the-trainer skills and experience different cultures. 

  • In Senegal: in a long-term placement of 3 months per year (’20 & '21) coaching support by an FIVB elite Dutch/Belgium coach will be provided to improve the level of the national (beach) volleyball teams (junior/senior) (FIVB budget) The national coaches receive education and will be supported by a long-distance mentorship during the whole project period for reflection and guidance. 

  • Back2School (manual & pilot). National elite volleyball athletes will be educated to execute the program. They go back to their original school to give a presentation about volleyball, the road to success and life skills. The athlete gives a volleyball clinic to the schoolkids. Teachers receive a manual from this athlete about volleyball at school, which will also be available for other countries. 
  • Volleyball4Life Girls empowerment (manual & pilot) This 1-week program contains volleyball lessons at schools which will be given by Volleyball4Life coaches. They will involve girls, boys and teachers to start the conversation about this topic. A curriculum will be developed which will be available for other countries. 

  • School tournament (manual & pilot) In Dakar, a school volleyball tournament will be organised to promote sport participation. The first edition will be held in 2021. Therefore, a manual will be developed so that the NF’s can organise the second edition during the YOG2022. The manual will be available for other countries and NF’s. 

Dissemination and Legacy

The dissemination of this project is not restricted to the final phase but will be implemented throughout the project: 

  • Strengthen partnerships, build networks and stimulate further exchange 
  • Increase step by step distribution of knowledge, develop the skills of all participants 
  • Enhance the opportunities to inspire other possible actors for further collaboration