HALT - Halting Harassment and Abuse in Sports using Learning Technologies – is a three-year project which looks to raise awareness of best practices in combating violence and tackling racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport.
The project will create and exploit learning technologies (digital games, digital informative material, movie, online community of practice platform) developed by academics to address this goal in a wide network of athletes across Europe, supported by sports and athlete organisations.
Coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, HALT will look to develop Online Communities of Practice (CoP) for awareness and knowledge about harassment and abuse in sports among athletes, academic experts and sport sector stakeholders.
The project’s aim is to enable knowledge sharing and the emergence of best practices with an emphasis on athletes’ awareness and knowledge about harassment and abuse in sport; develop e-learning material; minimise the risk of offending behaviour of people involved in sports; identify new areas for policy intervention; and develop anti-harassment and abuse social norms through whistleblowing promotion across all levels and types of sports.
Partners of this transnational project include:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GRE)
European University Cyprus (CYP)
Portuguese Union of Professional Football Players (POR)
Spanish Women Futsal Players Association (ESP)
Salzburg Sports Association (AUT)
Hellenic Gymnastics Federation (GRE)
EUSA Institute (SLO)
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
European University Sports Association and the EUSA Institute organised a local round table on the topic on harrasement and abuse in sport on May 26 in Ljubljana.
For more information about the project HALT, please see the official website http://halt.phed.auth.gr and refer to the Erasmus+ project card for technical information.