Territorial intervention: This national project will take place in 10 regions and involve 4 National Parks.
PIEMONTE: Ivrea; LIGURIA: Savona; CAMPANIA: Naples; TUSCANY: Pistoia; EMILIA ROMAGNA: Parma; VENETO: Belluno; TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE: Trento; SARDINIA: Sassari; SICILY: Nebrodi; LAZIO: Roma
Duration: 29th July 2014 – 28th July 2015 (12 months)
Who proposed the project: UISP - Italian Union Sport for All
Local partners: National and Regional Parks
Financing: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in the context of the law 383/2000 - F/2013
The project is aimed to about 150 girls and boys aged from 16 to 30 years old, able and disabled, coming from schools and sports clubs.
The basis of the conceptual idea is the belief that even for people with disabilities (physical, intellectual, sensory or mental distress) should be stated the principle that commitment, tenacity, perseverance, individual skills, are essential elements in an assertion path of subjectivity and autonomy. The idea is to promote social inclusion of people with disability and integration with non-disabled peers through an approach focused on sports activities on the snow (experimental laboratories) and to develop empowerment of participants, attitudes of intervention in team building, to work in a logic of co-organization and acquisition of skills and roles.
In this sense, the activities in the natural environment for the characteristic to take place on a varied field of action, unpredictable and often treacherous, strongly influenced by the seasons and the weather conditions, constitute a valid field where diversity between able and disabled people in some cases resets and in any case does not represent a favorable condition for the first one.
The project involves the start up of 10 experimental laboratories, one for each city, throughout the national territory, for the promotion of winter sports (alpine skiing, skiing, hiking with or without snowshoes, dog sledding,...) between groups of disabled and able people, actors and beneficiaries of the intervention; disabled persons will be actively involved in all phases of the project: from knowledge of the mountain to sports activities on the snow up and to the co-organization of the local final event. Each group/laboratory will develop an experience based on the presence of theoretical moments (phase of training/education) and of spaces of practical experimentation on the snow (phase “en plein air”), which effectiveness will be facilitated by a local coordinator and by UISP operators and experts.
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