Implementation period: 01.01.2018-31.12.2020
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth implements in partnership with other four partners Italy, Malta, Lithuania and Denmark the European program Erasmus + YOUTH-LED STREET SPORT FOR ALL 2018-2020.
‘Youth-led Street Sport for All’ aims to increase participation in sports, strengthen social inclusion and promote voluntary activity amongst disadvantaged children and youth in Italy, Greece, Malta, Lithuania and Denmark.
In communities across Europe young people experience a general lack of opportunities with issues such as poor health, youth unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. At the same time, the world is passing through the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the World War II. This has led to an increased tension which arguably challenges the social cohesion within many European member states.
With this project five experienced partner organisations have come together and developed a framework to address the lack of opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth through street sports. By supporting this project the EU will allow the organizations to innovate, refine and scale a proven ‘Sport for All’ concept and deliver three intellectual outputs, which will be tested on the asphalt.
During the project lifetime 600 young role models will be trained to reach out to 5.000 kids participating in their community street sports activities. This will increase the level of physical activity in the target communities and include marginalized and currently not physically active groups in sports. The result will be that a group of marginalized kids increasingly feel more at home in their local community and society at large-ripple effect that can create a safer, more active and cohesive Europe.
Furthermore the project will deliver a Street Sports Facility Guide that will enable the partners to enter partnerships with local authorities in order to create innovative outdoor and indoor street sports facilities as hubs for urban sports and youth voluntarism.
The project sets out to inspire and create value beyond the team of partners, by freely disseminating all intellectual outputs to other organisations working in the field of ‘Sport for All’.
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