Surfacing, preventing and mediating discriminations through sport


Duration:  30 months – 1st January 2021– 30th June 2023

Location: The project has a European scope and take place in Italy, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Spain

Applicant/Coordinator: UISP Nazionale

International Sport and Culture Association - ISCA (Denmark)
European Forum for Urban Security - Efus (France)
Fundacio Red Deporte y Cooperacion - RDC (Spain)
Vienna Institute forInternational Dialogue and Cooperation – VIDC (Austria)
Koinoniki Synetairistiki Epicheirissyllogikis Kai Koinonikis Ofeleiasen-Drasei – KONSEP en DRASEI (Greece)

Funding body: UE Eramsus + Sport Collaborative Partnership 2020


SENTRY Sport project aims to develop a common methodology for the surfacing, prevention and mitigation of the discriminatory phenomenon in the places of sport and beyond, based on the role grassroots sport can play in tackling discriminations and support victims.

Sports places are frequented by many potential victims of discrimination (based on origins, religion, colour of the skin, etc.) and many discriminatory acts take place right in the sports world.

As the discriminatory phenomenon is "under-reported", many victims do not receive support, and no mediation actions are undertaken. Sport operators and other professionals of the sports sector can play an important role (as "Sentries" of discriminations) in the surfacing of the phenomenon, giving support to victims, orienting them and shaping conflict mediation actions.



  •  Provide useful IT tools for networking, sharing of materials and good practices
  • Establish and run a broad thematic network of actors interested or potentially interested in applying or promoting the methodology
  • Build capacities and develop tools to support victims of discrimination in the sport venues
  • Test, adapt and validate a transferable methodology via Pilot Events in different European towns
  • Disseminate project results and advocate the issue to policy makers



  • Creation of a web platform for sharing good practices and materials and to provide e-learning
  • Creation of a Network of key actors
  • Creation of a Toolkit for the sharing of good practices and the acquisition of the knowledge basis
  • Creation of a Capacity Building Programme
  • Organizanisation of series of Pilot Events to test, refine and adapt the starting methodology to make it transferable in every context
  • Realization of an handbook to implement the methodology
  • Creation of a set of policy recommendations to the institutional level to endorse the methodology



Design, diffusion and endorsement of the "SENTRY Sport" systemic approach to tackle and prevent discriminations and to support victims by developing a system of territorial "Sentries" rooted it in the places of sport.

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