Juri Monzani (Inter Campus) presents the Social Impact of Inter Campus
Juri Monzani, Technical Manager at Inter Campus, is the next confirmed speaker at our 16th EFDN Conference in Breda on 9 & 10 November 2021.
Juri Monzani is 34 years old. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Science, has been a Technical Manager at Inter Campus since 2009 and is a UEFA B-licensed coach. He has been a football coach since he was 16. Juri has been working with children and teenagers from 6 to 16 years old. He studied Sports Science at the University of Milan, which gave him a good theoretical basis. Yet, the main lessons of football he has learnt on pitches in 21 countries all around the world. He has worked with children of different cultures and social levels, teaching them not only technical skills of football, but also its philosophy and life skills. For the last 8 years he has been sharing his knowledge of football strategies and pedagogy while educating other coaches, in Italian and foreign languages. His main interests are traveling and sports. He likes swimming, cycling and taking part in competitive races like triathlons and marathons.
The presentation will focus on Inter Campus, a social responsibility program that supports social, religious, gender and racial equality in the world, using football as an educational tool, with specific attention to Children’s Rights. Keeping the Right to Play as an overall objective, we had identified secondary level goals according to contextual characteristics, local partners feedbacks, international reports on prevailing necessities: promoting education, fostering peace processes and intercultural dialogue (social, religious, gender), preventing youths from common threats (violence and substance consumption, both drugs and alcohol).
Due to a natural evolution of the project, mixed with the ambition of a punctual evaluation and a gap into the literature, since a couple of years, we decided to evaluate our activities and the effect produced on kids’ life development. With the support of scientific third parties, we started a research process that aims at analyzing not only the output produced by the activity, but also the outcomes according to the objectives, and possibly the impact on the community. Preliminary results are useful as internal benchmark for an improvement process, as dissemination tools for further actors willing to use sport as a social instrument and as concrete data certifying the potential role of football in children’s growing path.