Project places: the project is at international level, and involves Italy, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany
Period: 32 months (September 2016 – August 2019)
Applicant: ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association), Denmark
Partners: StreetGames (United Kingdom), Uisp (Italy), SISU (Sweden), Ollerup Academy (Denmark), DTJ - German Gymnastics Youth (Germany)
Financing: Co-funded by the KA2 – E+ Programme, under the topic Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic partnership for adult education
The Integration of Refugees Through Sport is supporting adult education and learning to meet the challenges of modern citizenship.
Project partners find that the current influx of refugees and immigrants (dubbed “the refugee crisis” in some media and countries) is one of the biggest political and practical challenges for Nordic countries today, both on a political and citizens’ level. Taking a point of departure in the biggest civil society sector, grassroots sport, this project uses the power of local grassroots sport initiatives to include people with very different backgrounds, by offering them the important, and well-documented, informal learning that takes places in local sport clubs and the sporting activities themselves.
These organisations and local clubs also provide non-formal, structured learning for their members to engage in association life and in meaningful and relevant physical activities. The project thus addresses a highly relevant societal challenge and aims to exploit the capacity of the huge grassroots sport and physical activity sector to enhance adult learning to this end.
Aims and expected results
The project’s overall objective is to strengthen the societal inclusion of refugees via the informal and non-formal learning opportunities sport and physical activities provide
Actions and methodologies
1. To build the knowledge base for informal and non-formal learning opportunities for societal inclusion of refugees via physical activities and sport.
2. To build capacities in participating organisations and develop tools to deliver informal and non-formal learning opportunities for the target group.
3 . To establish and run a broad thematic network of organisations working in the field
4 .To disseminate results and widen the impact of the project.