Inclusion in Sport - iSport
The two-year iSport Project looks to promote diversity and social inclusion in sport by enhancing the sporting experience of all participants – athletes and volunteers, especially targeting women, LGBT+ and people with disabilities – and promoting equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.
The project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, 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 eight partners from eight countries, led by the EUSA Institute (SLO). Project partners include: Panteres Grogues Sports Club (ESP), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GRE), Finnish Paralympic Committee (FIN), University Sports Association of Poland (POL), European Paralympic Committee (AUT), European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (SWE) and European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation Vereniging (NED).