EUROPOD villes sans année + PICTOS

sport unites us!


platform for exchanges of young sports participants

between the twin cities birmingham, lyon and frankfurt

our vision

  • Europod was born from the idea that sport is much more than training and competition. It is a tool for self-development which helps us to develop individually and to adapt new values such as respect, fair play and tolerance.
  • It is also a tool for exchanges because even though there might be boundaries because of the language or the cultural differences, sport is a universal language which allows the participants to discover their partners, their everyday, their traditions and their passions.
  • Europod encourages exploring, playing, debating and sharing to make this week an unforgettable experience and hopefully strong relationships will be built there, and curiosity about Europe for the participants and staff will be strengthened for the years to come.


  • Each year the project brings together 5 to 15 sports clubs from Birmingham who are linked with clubs in one or both other participating cities
  • The clubs create groups of young people who aged between 12 and 17 years old who travel or welcome their partners for one week in summer (usually in the first week of July)

activities and accommodation

  • During the whole week, the clubs organise their own program: trips, tournaments, trainings, etc.
  • One day is planned for an exchange during the exchange, when each sport meets at least one other discipline to showcase their own sport
  • The participants are accommodated in host families so that they can experience the host culture in the best way possible

the coordinators of the project

  • The clubs are supported by Sport Birmingham, the Office des Sports Lyon and the Sportjugend Frankfurt. They are the main coordinators of the project and help with the organisation, for example the funding and the arrival and departure.
    Here is a short presentation of the institutions:

Sport Birmingham

aims to enrich the lives of people in the city through participation in sport. They organise events, sporting activities for young people and they are especially committed to ensuring sport is inclusive for all.

Office des Sports de Lyon

With 300 member clubs, the Office des Sports links the city of Lyon with the clubs. They bring together the big family of the #sportlyonnais!

Sportjugend Frankfurt

represents the interests of 90 000 children, youths and adults who are younger than 27 years old who are involved in the 420 member clubs.






participating clubs
from the past five years


Bidgley Badminton Foundation

Birmingham Hippodrome

City of Birmingham Rockets

Continental Stars FC

Continental Stars Table Tennis

Erdington Judo Club

Revolution Gymnastics Club

Sutton Coldfield Rifle and Pistol Club


AS Bellecour Perrache

Association Laïque Gerland la Mouche (ALGM)

ASUL Lyon 8 Tennis de Table

Badminton Club de Lyon

CLAR Lyon Basket

Comité D’escrime du Rhône

Eveil de Lyon Football

Hip Hop Lyon

Judo Club de Gerland

Les Panthères de Lyon

LOU Rugby Association

Lyon Handball

Lyon Olympique Echecs

Lyon Plongeon Club

Lyon Sport Métropole Tir Sportif

Masque de Fer Lyon



Badminton Verein Frankfurt 06 e.V.

FTV 1860 – Fechten

FTV 1860 – Badminton

FTV 1860 – Hip Hop

FTV 1860 – Schach

Höchster Schwimmverein 1893 e.V.

Juka Bergen Enkheim

SC 1880 Frankfurt

SC Riedberg

Schützenverein Eschersheim

Spvgg. Kickers 1916 Frankfurt

Spvgg. Oberrad 05

SV Victoria Preußen

TG Zeilsheim

TSG Nordwest 98 Frankfurt

TSG Oberrad


Turnverein 1874 Bergen-Enkheim e.V.


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