Rome, December 13, 2016

In two months time, the 13th Winter European Youth Olympic Festival will ensure a full week of competitions, emotions and friendship, to the 1400 athletes from 40 European countries, their entourage, sports delegates and VIP guests that will gather at the foot of the Egerli Mountain of the Palandöken Mountain Range.

During the event, a 2017 Observer Program will be organised for future hosts of EYOF, all potential future EYOF hosts, and all other parties interested in the unique EOC youth multisport event.

The 2017 Winter EYOF Observer Programme will last four days, from 14 to 17 February. Its goal is to make participants familiar with the EYOF project and help them to better understand the aims, scope and challenges of EYOF organisation.

Participants will have a chance to learn about the key points of an EYOF organisation, attend opening and closing ceremonies as well Victory ceremonies, and watch some competitions in the 9 winter sports programme. Registration will be accepted until December 25.

An appealing way to discover the EOC winter event from the inside, getting ready to organise a similar one or prepare for a future candidature.