Sport as a tool for social inclusion. Sports4All project priority. 

According to the European Commission: ‘’Sport and physical activity promote tolerance, solidarity, inclusiveness and many other sporting and European Union (EU) values.’’ 

After the approval of subsequent protocols and conventions, sports must respect certain principles, including guaranteeing access to all, being fair and tolerant of differences and supporting human dignity. 

Despite this, groups of individuals might not feel fully integrated into “traditional” sports activities. It may include people who suffer from physical/mental disabilities, people suffering from troubled family situations or living in a shelter/collective or institutional household lacking supportive family members. Many countries/societies do not make a specific distinction for this group of people, mostly young ones, and they are often not recognized as in need of special attention, which leads to social exclusion, a derivative of poverty education as well. 

Children/youngsters from marginalized groups, such as ethnic or linguistic minorities, may face discrimination and have fewer opportunities to access education or sports activities. Under these circumstances, they risk being excluded from the education system and sporting activities and miss out on valuable learning experiences and significant social connections. 

The key objective of the Sports4All project is to foster and reinforce diversity and inclusion by providing equal opportunity access to sports for youth, particularly disadvantaged youth suffering from educational poverty, as well as empowering youth from diverse backgrounds to be actively engaged in sports as a way to build sustainable relationships, develop both athletic and personal skills, and engage in healthy competition. 

Education poverty is different from other forms of poverty. It is a multifaceted issue going beyond children’s physical and mental limitations. More specifically, the result of systemic inequalities in limiting access to educational opportunities, such as poverty, social exclusion, lack of experience, and urban decay.

Sports can create a sense of belonging and community that may be missing from the lives of children experiencing educational poverty. In some cases, schools or community organizations, offer sports programs that can help to engage children who may feel isolated or disconnected from their peers. By participating in sports, children can build supportive relationships with coaches, teammates, and other mentors, which can help to build their confidence and sense of belonging.

According to the European Commission: ‘’Sport and physical activity promote tolerance, solidarity, inclusiveness and many other sporting and European Union (EU) values.’’ 

After the approval of subsequent protocols and conventions, sports must respect certain principles, including guaranteeing access to all, being fair and tolerant of differences and supporting human dignity. 

Despite this, groups of individuals might not feel fully integrated into “traditional” sports activities. It may include people who suffer from physical/mental disabilities, people suffering from troubled family situations or living in a shelter/collective or institutional household lacking supportive family members. Many countries/societies do not make a specific distinction for this group of people, mostly young ones, and they are often not recognized as in need of special attention, which leads to social exclusion, a derivative of poverty education as well. 

Children/youngsters from marginalized groups, such as ethnic or linguistic minorities, may face discrimination and have fewer opportunities to access education or sports activities. Under these circumstances, they risk being excluded from the education system and sporting activities and miss out on valuable learning experiences and significant social connections. 

The key objective of the Sports4All project is to foster and reinforce diversity and inclusion by providing equal opportunity access to sports for youth, particularly disadvantaged youth suffering from educational poverty, as well as empowering youth from diverse backgrounds to be actively engaged in sports as a way to build sustainable relationships, develop both athletic and personal skills, and engage in healthy competition. 

Education poverty is different from other forms of poverty. It is a multifaceted issue going beyond children’s physical and mental limitations. More specifically, the result of systemic inequalities in limiting access to educational opportunities, such as poverty, social exclusion, lack of experience, and urban decay.

Sports can create a sense of belonging and community that may be missing from the lives of children experiencing educational poverty. In some cases, schools or community organizations, offer sports programs that can help to engage children who may feel isolated or disconnected from their peers. By participating in sports, children can build supportive relationships with coaches, teammates, and other mentors, which can help to build their confidence and sense of belonging.