European Practices for Social Integration through Sport



Sport is a powerful tool to reinforce social cohesion as well as to prevent violence linked to exclusion and discrimination given that it encourages values including tolerance, respect, solidarity and fair-play.
Many cities and regions in Europe support sports programmes, especially for the younger generations, with the objective of strengthening social ties.

The project, implemented in 2015-2016, funded by Erasmus+ Sport, concerned the organisation of an European Prize for social inclusion through sport. It was aimed at strengthening European cooperation in the field of sport, by the exchange of innovative practices of by supporting projects aiming at tackling violence, racism and intolerance in sport.


About the project

The objective of the SPORT+ project was to identify sport-based prevention practices which contribute to community building and the dissemination of messages of respect, citizenship, the fight against discrimination and racism and the prevention of all forms of violence.
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Project activities

The work that has been done during this project was organised around several activities. Partners worked together and took a few steps to get to the result of the project; rewarding winning practices and a dissemination of best practices.
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Project result

Five projects were rewarded with a prize by a European jury for their impact, their innovative character, the strength of the partnership involved and the attention paid to vulnerable groups, out of more than 200 applications submitted across 22 countries.
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