Project Details

trainingMatch social inclusion opportunities is a 2 year Collaborative Partnerships project co-funded under the Erasmus + programme, intending to enhance social inclusion and equal opportunities for refugees and disadvantaged young local people by fostering and increasing participation in sport activities.

MATCH will create a constructive dialogue between these different social group and professionals working in the field of Youth and Sport, driving a change towards an inclusive system by reinforcing the idea of sport as a tool for social inclusion and raising awareness of its potential.

Six participating countries (Italy, Bosnia, & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, The Netherlands, Spain) will develop and implement a range of activities including training courses at transnational and local level, renovation of public spaces for sport, youth sport tournaments and Antiracist festivals.

•    To strengthen sports as a tool for social inclusion and to raise awareness about its  potential
•    To foster an increased participation of refugees and local young people in sport activities and to create a
     constructive dialogue between different social groups
•    To train Youth workers and Sport Trainers to a better awareness and proper skills to use
     sport as a pedagogical tool to foster social inclusion of “vulnerable” target groups
•    To offer learning opportunities (being coach) to sportive young people from local and
     migrant origins that would increase their level of social inclusion and their future job opportunities
•    To foster the (re)discovery and use of public spaces for the practice of grassroots sports 

Target Groups

•    Refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-25
•    Young people from disadvantaged environments aged 15-25
•    Youth workers and educators who have little or no experience of using sport as an educational tool
•    Sport trainers who lack the pedagogical tools in the construction of sport activities

•    International training course "Inclusive Sport" - Palermo (Italy)
•    Local training course "Coaching Sport in social inclusion" - all project countries
•    Local sport and educational activities - all project countries
•    Job-shadowing - Palermo (Italy
•    Local anti-racist sport festival - all project countries
•    Final conference - Athens (Greece)
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