Through the DOSB´s international sports promotion programme, German sports organisations support the development of sport in various countries of the Global South. Since the early 1960s, more than 1,500 long-term and short-term projects have been implemented in over 130 countries worldwide. The projects focus on the sustainable development of sport structures in the partner countries.
Every year, the DOSB carries out various of such short-term and long-term projects in countries of the Global South. German sports experts pass on their knowledge and experience to the respective partners and thus contribute to the sustainable development and expansion of sports structures at national and regional level. The experts train multiplicators, advise sport associations and ministries and conduct further training courses. The projects are always geared to local needs and are planned and implemented in close cooperation with local partners. While short-term projects cover a period of a few weeks to several months, long-term projects are planned for several years.
Those projects are made possible by the extensive support of the Federal Government, in particular the Federal Foreign Office, as well as by the professional assistance of the member associations of the German Olympic Sports Confederation.