Provide access to sport activities for children with low socio-economic stauts in the 9th district
Duration: 01.10-2023-31.03.2024
The aim of the project is to support the participation of disadvantaged students in sports events in the 9th district. Within the framework of the program, our association has undertaken to hold football training sessions on a weekly basis between 1 October 2023 and 31 March 2024. Trainings are held on a weekly basis in the local Goldball pitch on Wednesdays. In addition to the commitment, our association also holds training sessions on Tuesdays at the Ferencváros House of Culture and Theatre in Haller Street, so that the residents of the district have two opportunities to attend the regular trainings. The sports programme will be complemented by a district Fairplay Football Roadshow on 23.03.2024

2021.03.01. – 2023.03.01.
The overall aim of the project is to develop training tools for youth workers, coaches and other professionals to improve the labor market opportunities of marginalized young people (NEETS: 14-29- year-old young people not in education, training, inactive in the labor market) through the channel of sports. During the program, we prepare training materials, research good practices, and establish an international network of youth workers. In addition, given our previous experience in the field, the Romanian project promoter entrusted our organization with the monitoring and evaluation of the program.
Our partners In the two-year long Erasmus + program: Complexul Cultural Sportiv Studentesc Tei (Romania), Unio de Federacions Esportives de Catalunya (Spain), Restorative Justice for All International Institute (United Kingdom).

Score for Respect project
The “Score for Respect” project focuses on the physical and mental well-being of refugees and on their integration in society. To this end, Oltalom Sport Association organises on and off the pitch activities, including football trainings and tournaments, language classes, social workers’ support and employability traings. We provide scholarship programs to help them continue their education and get the tools their need to find a job Through non formal education methods, OSE aims at improving the social connections and establishing a dialogue between refugees and host community.

Team Up for Ukraine
The funds raised from the 1% donations of professional footballers who have joined the Common Goal initiative will be used by our Association to help Ukrainian refugees who arrived in Hungary to escape the Ukrainian-Russian war that broke out on 24 February 2022. We will support refugees arriving in our country and young people from third countries who have also been forced to leave Ukraine to successfully integrate into society, providing them with administrative, health, housing, educational and mental health assistance, as well as the opportunity to participate in regular football training.

Streetchild Cricket World Cup
2023 October – India
The Street Child Cricket World Cup India 2023 will be the second following the success of Cambridge/London 2019, which included a final held at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The event will bring street-connected young people from across the world together to take part in a cricket tournament, a festival of arts and advocate for their rights and protection through a child-focussed Congress and General Assembly.
Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, the SCCWC will give the most vulnerable children across the globe the chance to represent their countries and tell the world:
I am somebody.
At the world competition in October 2023, Hungary will be represented by a team of 4 girls and 4 boys.

Leadership in sport youth camp 2023
The Visegrad Fund supported project is implemented by an extended Visegrad 4 cooperation. With old, Czech and Polish, and new, Bosnian, Montenegrin and Macedonian partners a five days long summer camp will be implemented in 2023 in Montenegro, where leadership skills of the next generation will be addressed through sport based non-formal learning activities.

Streetchild World Cup, Doha
In 2022, Oltalom Sport Association will represent Hungary at the Street Child World Cup in Doha, which will be the country’s first appearance in the history of the tournament. Every four year, Street Child World Cup is organized by the UK based Street Child United for street connected children. During the ten days long event children will not only play football but will also participate in an Art Festival as well as in a congress which focuses on the situation of street connected children all over the world. The World Cup will take place between the 7th and 16th of October in Qatar, which is also the venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Participating in the Street Child World Cup not only enables youngsters between the age of 14 and 17 to meet and play with different teams on the football pitch, but with the Arts Festival and Congress, serves as an unique opportunity to create a platform, where, joined by their peers, young people from all over the world can think and act together to make some noise and raise awareness towards the situation of street connected children and share their thought on how their situation can be improved.
Preparation of players and staff members (coaches, social workers) for the tournament has already been started in 2021. Besides the regular football training, children will be familiarized with child rights in the framework of workshops designed specifically for them. The Association is implementing an advocacy plan focusing on the reduction of domestic violence. Furthermore, staff members have participated in several seminars focusing on child safeguarding, PR and communication as well as logistic affairs, which will continue until the departure of the team in October.

UEFA Safeguarding
In July 2021, eight members of the Streetfootballworld network formed a consortium to develop a curriculum for amateur and ‘sport for development’ organisations working with children and young people, based on the ‘Child safeguarding in football’ online course created by UEFA and Terre des Hommes. As a member of the consortium, Oltalom Sport Association focused on the issue of sexual abuse and neglect in the development of the six-module course. The training material includes information and advice gathered from experts on five types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, online and neglect), with a focus on the role of organisations in detection and prevention, and advice on what to do if we find out that a player in our organisation has been a victim of abuse.
The course draws attention to the role and responsibility of not only coaches but all staff working in organisations in prevention and detection, emphasising that child protection is a responsibility of all of us.

Here to stay project
The Here to Stay projects aims to create an environment in which youth development and increase their awarness and the youth work is capable of claiming through the use of sport. To determine and create that civic space in which the young people can find their freedom, acceptance, equality and openess. By claiming civic space for youth the project envision three ways on European youth and youth work. Firstly, an increase in youth participation and civic engagement. Secondly, we will provide youth with a voice to speak up about their dreams, passions, and goals. Thirdly, we aim to inspire young people and youth workers to actually claim a civic space, organisations in their own environment, leading to an increase of youth-led initiatives. To reach this aim the way through the sport and football.

At a time when hate speech is a fact and the intersection between politics and football is leading mostly adolescents to extremist political parties and to racism, a shift in the use of football, as a means to promote solidarity is more than ever imperative.
DIALECT (Disrupting polarIsAtion: buiLding communitiEs of toleranCe through fooTball) project aims to bring together youth in four European countries, i.e. Greece, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, using football as a powerful tool to promote human rights and combat intolerance and xenophobia.
It will succeed in doing so by promoting community building through football and by forming a powerful network of change, bringing together adolescents, their parents, local sports professionals and pioneer football players. This way, the programme will bring changes in the local communities and promote the values of acceptance of others and solidarity.
Through this cooperation scheme, the ultimate goal is to play football in a different way, spreading the message of “Football for All: making extreme discourses irrelevant” and disseminating the principles of equality and active citizenship.
By playing community-building football, DIALECT will create poles of understanding in local level, empowering adolescents and youth to practice on their conflict resolution skills and promoting social cohesion through the developed capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other local entities.

Football for Unity
The project is funded by the European Commision and the UEFA Foundation for Children and is coordinated by streetfootballworld. The program supports the organization of big scale street football festivals during the Budapest located matches of the UEFA Euro 2021. The event raises awareness toward the inclusion of third country nationals residing in the country as well as in the spirit of fair play and the role youth can play in social integration.

The project is co-funded by the European Union.

The 24 months long Onside project, implemented by Spanish, Greek, Italian and Hungarian partners, designs a curriculum that aims to reduce racism and xenophobia in amateur football. In line with this aim the project raises awareness to the opportunities that lay within diversity and multiculturalism.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership program.

New challenges- New opportunities
In 2021, as in 2018 and 2019, UEFA Foundation for Children will support the work of Oltalom Sport Association that is fostering the integration of underprivileged children and youth. The grant will allow us to continue the regular football trainings, English classes, to organize Fair Play Football Roadshows in new venues, to train football3 mediators. In addition various thematic workshops will be organized for female players, for those who are about to seek employment in the near or far future. Furthermore, as a reaction for the urgent needs in the Hungarian educational system, appreciative inquiry workshops will be designed and implemented for coaches, trainers and educators.

SKY4S (Skills for You(th) through Sport)
The Skills for You(th) through Sport (SK4YS) is a transnational initiative of European
sport, youth organisations and educational institutions in order to raise awareness on soft skills and competences gained through sport practice and to build capacity of these organisations to implement sport based employment programmes. The two years long project builds on a cross-sector approach of sport, youth, employment and education policies of the European Union and on the outcomes of the Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy. Through strengthened cooperation, the project aims to increase recognition of transferable skills that sport can develop for young people – especially those not in employment, education or training.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ and lasts until 31 December 2020 from 1 January 2019. The partner organisations of this cooperation are: ENGSO Youth, EUSA, EOSE, Cyprus Youth Council, Budapest Association for International Sports és az Oltalom Sport Association.
More about the SK4YS project: Click

MONITOR (Monitoring and Evaluation Manual for Sport-for-Employability Programmes)
In the frame of an international cooperation funded by Erasmus+ the objective is to develop a user-friendly monitoring and evaluation manual that can help sports-based organisations that aim to increase the level of employability of the young people they work with.

The manual should enable these organisations to work in a more efficient and effective way for delivering their programmes. It should help them to design and organise sport-for-employability programmes more systematically and should provide them with a better understanding on how to measure the outcomes and impact. Partner organisations of theis project are: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Street League (UK), Sport 4 Life (UK), Rotterdam Sportsupport (NL), Rheinflanke (D), ENGSO (SE), Oltalom Sportegyesület (HU), International Labour Organization Switzerland (CH), Magic Bus (IN).
The project started on 1 January 2019 and lasts until 31 December 2020.

Fair Play for Life
Funded by Erasmus+ ”Fair Play for Life” provides an European scope by offering high quality transnational fair play street soccer events and educational tools by a clearly identifiable and sustainable concept, born by the work of organisations from across Europe and mainly driven from the the successful executions of the Fair Play soccer tour events. The youth exchange was implemented in Antalya Turkey between the the dates 22 April – 28 April 2019 including two travel days. The countries involved this big youth exchange event. 1-Turkey, 2-Bulgaria, 3-Croatia, 4-Hungary, 5-Italy, 6-Lithuania. 7-Malta, 8-Portugal, 9-Romania, 10 Spain, 11-Sweden, 12-United Kingdom, 13-Germany, 14-Slovenia, 15- Poland

Football3 for All
Football3 for All is focused project of Streetfootballworld where partner organisations Using the TOT toolkit developed through our E+ Sport project “football3 for Respect” as its foundation, we will develop an organisational-level football3 certification – building capacity and certifying participating project organisations in the process – as well as a related individual certification pathway.

Complementing this overall certification scheme is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that will allow individuals to asynchronously and remotely access validated football3 education while also giving them access to certified training.

This MOOC will build on the content and modules created in the TOT toolkit and will adapt this content in a dynamic, interactive fashion, allowing the practical and theoretical aspects of football3 to be optimally translated to a digital format.

By connecting the MOOC to the aforementioned certification, we will support the scaling up of football3 on the systemic level.
Partner organisations of the project are:
RheinFlanke, European Network of Sport Education, FARE network (Football Against Racism Europe), Albion in the Community, Balon Mundial, MSIS, INEX – Sdružení dobrovolných aktivit / Fotbal pro rozvoj, Associação CAIS
The implementation of the project lasts for three years.

Erasmus+ V4: Football for Good Visegrádi Együttműködés
The V4 meeting will gather different partners from the Visegrad region. Through this project we would like to address a regional gap and reinforce the cooperation within the particular Central and Eastern European region.Partner organisations gather a number of youth workers and trainers, who apply the concept of football for good as a tool for non-formal education with youth at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Participants : MSIS (Poland), INEX-SDA Fotbal pro Rozvoj (Czech Republic), VIAC (Slovakia)

Fedex Football for Employability
The project started on 15 February 2019 and lasts until 31 May 2020.

The project Football for Employability marks a new phase of the collaboration between the UEFA Foundation for Children, FedEx Express, streetfootballworld and European football for good organisations. Football offers an opportunity to attract young adults that are furthest from the job market and to help them participate in education and job training.The programme will be delivered in four locations (Bucharest, Romania / Budapest, Hungary / Dublin, Ireland / Birmingham, UK) engaging young people with NEET status, delivering demonstrable results that move young participants closer to education, employment and training. 

Our organization has developed football-based and educational programmes to help young people better integrate into society. As well as providing English lessons, a social support and counselling programme supports youth in writing resumes and cover letters and provides them with mock job-interviews and techniques.

The project will utilise the TeamUp! toolkit which was the outcome of a pan-European project supported by Erasmus+ and delivered within the framework of the European Commission’s Strategic Partnerships for Youth.  More about the toolklit: CLICK

Chance for All! Let them score
Since 2017 we are receiving support for the third time by UEFA FOundation for Children in order to improve not only our players social inclusion process, school performance and mental health but also to deepen the knowledge of our social workers, trainers and educational workers of connected institutions in the frame of different workshops.

Team Up for NEETs! – Innovation in Youth Employability
2015.10.01. – 2017.09.30.
In the framework of our project Team Up for NEETs! we had an overview with our partners on the jobseeking tecniques that can be linked with sport in order to help the integration of our disadvantaged youth in the labour market. During the project we took part in 6 meetings and we also hosted our partner who could get to know our football trainings, jobseeking services and our colleagues.
The exchange of experience and common thinking will result in a handbook for youth supporters, which we will present in the autumn of 2017.
The project is funded by Erasmus+.
Our partners:
• streetfootballworld, Germany
• Sport dans la Ville, France
• Rheinflanke, Germany
• Albion in the Community, England
• Sport4Life, England
• Sport Against Racism Ireland, Ireland
• CAIS, Portugal
• Red Deporte y Cooperación, Spain

Football3 for Respect!
2017.01.01. – 2018.12.31.
The aim of the project is to further develop the so-called football3 method of streetfootballworld and to apply it in football training as well as to create training material for the training of trainers. The project started with the Budapest meeting in spring. After the 2-day-long workshop we held a Fair Play Football Roadshow championship in the town of Gödöllő where we – as always – played just with football3 rules. The second meeting took place in Dublin and was connected to the monumental football championship held on the occasion of Refugees’ World Day. In the autumn of 2017. our team can travel to the football3 festival in Cologne.
The project is funded by Erasmus+.

Our partners:
• streetfootballworld, Germany
• Rheinflanke, Germany
• INEX-SDA – Football for Development, Czech Republic
• MSIS, Poland
• FARE network
• Sport dans la Ville, France
• Red Deporte y Cooperación, Spain
• Balon Mundial, Italy
• CAIS, Portugal
• Albion in the Community, England
• Sport4Life, England
• Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen, Bulgaria
• Sport Against Racism Ireland, Ireland

Welcome to the pitch!
2017.01.01. – 2018.12.31.
In our project supported by the European Commission we are providing (football) playing opportunities for more than one time a week for adult refugees living in Hungary.Our players mainly live in Budapest and its outskirts. Our top priority is that our refugee participants make as many contacts in our country as possible, which we try to assist with the open trainings and our Fair Play Footbball Roadshow championships. Besides, we support the integration of participants with individual social work and jobseeking services.

iPass – International Partners Sharing Skills
2016.01.01. – 2018.12.31.
This project of ours is coordinated by Homeless World Cup with the participation of 21 partner organisations. Partners are sharing their experience and developing the skills of homeless players through workshops and in an European streetfootball festival held once a year.
The project is funded by Erasmus+.

UEFA Foundation for Children
2016.06.15. – 2017.06.14.
It was with the support of the UEFA Foundation for Children Refugee Support Programme that we, in June 2016, launched our 12-month-long football program in a home for unattended refugee children. Apart from our weekly open and closed trainings our refugee players participated in our Fair Play Football Roadshow championships and other domestic and international events of ours in great numbers. Participants were supported by our social workers in their educational, housing, jobseeking, immigration and other problems.

IRIS – Innovative Learning Resources to Foster Equal Participation in Grassroots Sports, Dealing with Discrimination, Racism and Violence Incidents
2015.01.01. – 2016.12.31.
Our IRIS project closed in December 2016. In this project partners were developing innovative learning tools that help the prevention of violence and discrimination occurring in grassroots and school sports primarily through the training of P.E. teachers and coaches. The main outcome of the project is publicly accessible online training platform in 6 languages which is available at The training material helps teachers and coaches in the prevention, timely identification and tackling of discrimination, racism and violence.
Besides, we collected good practices, which can be used in P.E. classes and trainings and a sensitizing comic-book and game was also developed for children.
The cartoon spot, which was made on the commission of our association, can be viewed here:
The closing conference and last partner meeting of the project was organised by our association at John Wesley Theological College in Budapest.
The project was funded by Erasmus+.

Our partners:
• Regional Center of Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning, Greece
• Hellenic Open University, Greece
• Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen, Bulgaria
• University of Jyväskylä, Finland
• University of Santiago De Compostela , Spain

European Street Soccer Coach
2013.08. – 2015.08.
The project resulted in a special methodology handbook which helps professionals in developing excluded social groups (homeless people, refugees, ethnic minorities, youth in state care, addicts and people struggling with mental health problems) with the help of streetfootball.
The handbook can be downloaded from here:
The project was implemented with the financial support of the Grundtvig program.