Location: Italy, Austria, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary
Duration: 24 months, (1st January 2019 – 31 December 2020)
Applicant: VIDC - Wiener Institut Fur Internationalen Dialog Und Zusammena (Austria)
Partners: Uisp (Italy), Camino (Germany), FAI –Football Association of Ireland (Ireland), Likkukaa (Finland), Mahatma Gandhi for Human Right Organisation (Hungary), Sindicato dos Jogadores (Portugal).
Funding: European Union/Erasmus Plus
Summary: the objective of the project is to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities of women and girls with an immigrant or ethnic minority background through increased participation in sports and recreational physical activities. Looking at society at large, migrant and ethnic minority women are belonging to the most excluded and vulnerable groups in Europe. SPIN Women aims to show the different perspectives of migrant and ethnic minority women and to develop strategies to increase their involvement in sports. This includes capacity-building and empowerment components which increases the qualification and skills of female sport actors and multipliers. Furthermore, the project is conceived to raises awareness and to advocate for policy change within public authorities and sport governing bodies. The project is the first pan-European systematic sport initiative to focus entirely on fostering the inclusion of female refugees and asylum seekers as well as women with an ethnic minority background (such as Roma) in and through sport.