The overall objective of the project Inclusion in sport (iSport) is to promote diversity and social inclusion using sport as the vehicle, to enhance the sporting experience of all participants – athletes and volunteers, especially targeting women, LGBT+ and people with disabilities, promote equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all. It also targets managers – sports bodies and event organisers.
The project is unique in bringing together actors from profiles underrepresented in sport – women, LGBT+, people with disabilities – the goal being to increase participation of these minorities in sport competitions and tournaments, and also to offer the experience of shared sporting experiences and the opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of each other. The learning opportunity of these shared experiences will be realised by an online MOOC and an interactive learning tool to help consolidate the intake of information and the opportunity of living the ‘other’ experiences, and a final set of recommendations so that these learning experiences are transferable and can be used as guidelines for sport event organisers.
The project consortium consists of 8 partners from 8 countries, representing different sectors: NGOs and sport federations, University, as well as a grassroot sports club.
- EUSA Institute (SLO) - project coordinator
- European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation - ENGSO (SWE)
- European Paralympic Committee - EPC (AUT)
- European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation - EGLSF (NED)
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - AUTH (GRE)
- Finnish Paralympic Committee - FPC (FIN)
- University Sports Association of Poland - AZS (POL)
- Panteres Grogues Sports Club (ESP)