RYSE partners meet in Split
Rainbow Youth for Sporting Equality (RYSE) project partners met for their second meeting in Split, Croatia on September 3 and 4, 2019. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and aimt to improve experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people in sport.
EUSA was represented at the meeting by its Communications and Projects Manager Mr Andrej Pisl. Project partners LEAP Sports Scotland (GBR), Queer Sport Split (CRO) and the EUSA Institute (SLO) presented outcomes of the consultation from the focus groups, defining areas for the charter of inclusion for youth sport. This document will also be a basis for the upcoming training for sports educators as well as development of an online tool that will assist in offering a more inclusive sport environment.
The 2-year project started in 2019 as a small collaborative partnership project as a response for a desire to make sport for young people more inclusive and diverse, making it safer and more accepting for everyone, focuing especially on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
For more information, please see the RYSE project page on EUSA or the official website of the initiative https://queersport.eu/projects/rainbow-youth-for-sporting-equality/.