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We would like to share with you the talk that took place on the 20th of October 2022 at the 4th Public Participation and Deliberative Democracy Festival; an event organized by the European Commission where the ICSWF (represented by Vincent Verhoef) and BarBenders Belgium organization (represented by Mike Destuyver) were invited to speak about the involvement of youth in democracy through the sport of calisthenics.

Which topics are discussed during this session? During this session we discuss all kinds of issues to clarify the impact and power of calisthenics;

  • What calisthenics is? 
  • Establishment of Barbenders Belgium (first official association) 
  • The Establishment of ICSWF
  • Democratic decision-making processes 
  • The impact of calisthenics 
  • Vision

Please check our links below for the full talk: 

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We would like to express our gratitude to the European Commission for inviting us as speakers to present the sport calisthenics.