About the project

european_practices_for_social_integration_through_sport

erasmus_+

Project objectives

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.

other objectives;
– reach, through the organisation of the EU Prize for Social Inclusion through Sport, a larger audience also among those who have lower access to EU exchange programmes;

– facilitate and reinforce the exchange of practices and experiences between European Cities, not only the partner cities but more widely, Efus members interested to work on sport and prevention of crime;

– disseminate European values in terms of fight against racism, violence and discrimination in sport;

– make sure that the messages and results of the project are widely disseminated in all EU countries.

Partners

This project was co-funded by the European Commission and involved the collaboration of;
– the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)
– the non-profit organisation Fan Coaching-Eurofan (Belgium)
– the University of Zaragoza (Spain)
– the Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU)
– the Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (Kenniscentrum Sport)
and
– the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Homeland security in Portugal (Instituto Superior de Ciencas Policiais e Seguranca Interna, Portugal).

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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European Practices for Social Integration through Sport

The project European Practices for Social Integration through Sport, implemented in 2015-2016, funded by Erasmus+ Sport, concerned the organisation of an European Prize for social inclusion through sport.
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