The work was organised around the following activities: definition of the Prize; call for practices; jury meetings; Prize ceremony at the same time as the Euro 2016 European Football Cup; organisation of five “Local Sport Days”; production of videos presenting the five winning practices and, finally, the dissemination of the best selected practices.
Following steps were taken;
1) Collection and exchange of practices from municipalities and sport organisations within eligible Erasmus + countries. Practices were gathered around five categories for the Prize (such as: gender equality in sport, people at risk, anti-racism, community inclusion, etc.).
2) Review of all practices by experts from the partner countries. Identification of winners and 5 best practices for each of the 5 categories related to social inclusion through sport.
3) “Local Sport Days”: winners of the Prize (for each of the five categories and from 5 different EU countries), had to organise a local sport day aiming at raising awareness of the specific topic of the winning practice. This was also an occasion of presenting the project to the public, welcome other EU participants from partner cities and organising meeting between sport organisations in order to foster mutual respect and help sport organisations’ representatives build cooperative relationships with the help of local authorities;
5) the writing of a guide-book based on local practices for local authorities on the role of sport as a tool for tackling violence, racism and intolerance and to foster social cohesion. This publication was disseminated among Efus’ members. Regular news on the project was posted on Efus’ website and included in its newsletters, and on Efus’ online platform.