Innovative learning Resources to foster equal participation In grassroots Sports dealing with discrimination, racism and violence incidents

5 Participating countries:
Start: 01-01-2015 - End: 31-12-2016
Project Reference: 557109-EPP-1-2014-1-EL-SPO-SCP
EC Grant: 472792 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Sport
Action Type: Collaborative Partnerships

Summary

IRIS-Innovative learning Resources to foster equal participation In grassroots Sports dealing with discrimination, racism and violence incidents,is submitted under the Erasmus+ Programme with the aim to provide novel and interactive tools and education resources that would increase end-users capacities to prevent and handle this multifaceted phenomenon,as well as to raise the awareness of key actors and policy makers for integrating good practices and EU principles in any national, regional or local initiative.Even through Sports are considered to be the ideal framework to ensure social inclusion and to build friendships among the youngest by conveying the concepts of peace, tolerance, mutual understanding and education (White Paper of Sport),the reality of Sports is contradictory since alarming intolerance incidents continue to rear their head in professional and amateur level posing concerns for the results and extent of this phenomenon.EU has issued guidelines on equal opportunities and social inclusion in the field of Sports to be adapted and fostered across EU regions.To this direction,IRIS’multidisciplinary consortium will work in view of facilitating the promotion of EU directives and transferring of good practices and updated knowledge to all directly involved actors,effectively addressing this negative social phenomenon by:• promoting tolerance attitude to the youngest,sensitizing them and their social environment on values and ethics of Fair Play and equal participation through interactive educational tools and events• improving knowledge and skills of PE teachers and coaches,to handle and prevent such incidents,through modernized e-learning resource with updated modules and tools• Generating knowledge on the State of the Art and Training Needs• Supplying policy makers with an integrated good practices and policy solutions Paper• Networking and raising awareness activities with key actors across EU to transfer results and gain Shareholders’ suppo

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It addresses teachers, trainers of physical education and sport, key experts and politicians, students and athletes in youth sports clubs, providing information on the current status at local, regional, national and European level of the problematic aspects and needs in dealing with incidents with respect to violence, racism and discrimination, good practices on policies, activities, initiatives, campaigns, etc., identified learning needs of teachers and trainers, etc. It can be used for further analysis or as reference for studies, researches and plan development.
A strong point that is worth mentioning is the fact that there are only a few surveys available that deal with discrimination issues in grassroots sports and also feature quantitative data. IRIS Project contributes to the understanding of the phenomenon by offering primary data, through the research that it has conducted. These data can be further used to develop research actions by universities and other research institute


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Creation of the Project’s Brand Identity (Slogan, Logo, graphic layouts etc), production of 2500 project leaflets (in English & partners’ languages), 50 posters and 2 roll ups/banners per country, development of the social media accounts which address the National, regional & local Policy makers, professionals in the field of sports and education, students between 6 and 15 years old, families, sport academies and camps, sport coaching training centers.


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The website is the perfect mean for disseminating material & tools to the interested actors & individuals. All deliverables, key links, key educational materials & tools are available for download and direct use. The IRIS website is available and one can find the learning platform, the Handbook for Teachers and Coaches, the link to the serious game, the comic book, the newsletters, the good cases’ database and all useful material, one interested in the topic could possible seek.
The website is constantly updated and is available to host and promote initiatives and actions of other actors who tackle such negative phenomena. In all cases, actors should disseminate the knowledge freely for everyone to reach it.
link:
http://iris-sport.eu/en/


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This multilingual training platform allows end users to access learning resources (both Thematic Modules and Educational Tools) on how to prevent and tackle racism, discrimination and violence.Non-partner research units, academic institutions and learning content providers may feed new training material to the platform. The e-training platform content covers the fields of: pedagogy, psychology, social affairs, sports and ethics, addressing the current issue of violence, racist and intolerance incidents and how they can be tackled or prevented at young ages. The modules aim principally at facilitating the PE teachers and coaches, as well as any interested in the field of sport and education, to acquire new skills, knowledge and qualifications on the subject matter of discrimination, violence and racism in grassroots sports. Among the various features of the asynchronous learning environment are services such as video-recorded lectures, assignment submission.
http _iris-sport.eu_moodle


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The purpose of this handbook is to provide the definitions and the different kinds of discrimination, racism, harassment, and violence (e.g. ethnic, sexual etc.). After reading this handbook, coaches and PE teachers will be able to identify/recognize critical incidents.
The handbook is a tool designed to be used by teachers and coaches. It gives information about different types of discrimination and presents ideas and resources for dealing with these items when working with children and young athletes. It aims to increase the awareness of discrimination problems in youth sport, report their consequences, propose measures and practices that can be used in the sports field to prevent discrimination and prepare physical education teachers and trainers to address discriminatory incidents.


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The cases are policies, actions, initiatives, campaigns, products or anything that contributes or aims at fostering inclusion, acceptance and diversity in sports, combating racism, discrimination and exclusion improving the understanding of the phenomenon and raising awareness in practical ways. The database can assist decision makers and individuals in integrating new ideas in their work and activity plans as well as inspire new actions and initiatives.The exact number of cases, identified, is 50.
The identified good practices were categorized under the following pools:
- Sports for all
- Education
- Integrating difference in schools/society
- Violence in sports /fair play
- Multimedia
- Awareness event/initiatives.


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An inspiring storytelling comic book based on plots or story telling suitable for ages from 6 to 11, that can be useful for the child, the teacher in the classroom, the coaches and parents. The aim of this tool is to instil specific virtues and ethics in youngest minds related to the behaviour codes that promote equality and fair play in sports.
From Partner 5 point of view (Spain), who was the creator of this deliverable, their purpose was to create a graphic novel with the aim of working on some of the objective of the project, in a close and fun way with children (the youngest participants). It is the story of a man who tells his grandson a little anecdote about his childhood, when he played football with his friends, a very diverse group, who practiced sport for enjoyment and where the positive values of sport end up winning over poor and unhealthy competitiveness and other negative values.


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A small dossier with activities was also created to complement the comic and work on these


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This aims at raising children’s awareness on the issues of discrimination & intolerance with the view to promoting a change of attitude towards the use of good manners and supportive behavior among them.
It creates a scenario of different behaviors some of them more inclusive and friendly than others, and the players have to assume a role. As a result of their choices they fail or succeed. The aim of the game is to promote responsibility, inclusion and an anti-discrimination attitude. This tool was disseminated by the IRIS Website.
http://iris-sport.eu/game/


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A very impactful tool that can be played at key places where the targeted audience is present (for example at school and grassroots sport tournaments and games, at courts, at cinemas, during the open events etc). The spot focuses on the essential aim of the project- that being the prevention of violent, racist and discrimination incidents in sports and the promotion of tolerance, equal participation and FAIR PLAY.

You can watch it here in English:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvhcelxrw4gqkyj/Iris_Spot_angol.mp4?dl=0


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10. The Policy Issue Paper on Promoting equal participation in Sport, set up policy guidelines consisting of transferable good ideas, practices and actions that can be envisaged and integrated into current policy frameworks on national, regional and local level, Or which can be the starting point for initiatives for tackling successfully intolerance incidents in grassroots sports and promoting key Commission’s objectives as highlighted in the EU Code of Sport Ethics, the European non-discrimination law, the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, and similar essential directives. The funding opportunities (funding mechanisms) are also documented for the stakeholders to have an integrated guide to use.


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Intra-School and Intra-Club Application of the educational material in selected schools, sports clubs and camps where children interact with each other during physical activities and sport games, so as teachers and coaches can put effectively into practice the proposed tools/approaches under real circumstances.
Interested actors can include in their plans such real time demonstration initiatives by professionals, motivating and fostering the application of their actions and outputs, as well as achieving broader use and fruitful cooperation with their end users. Personal contact and such applications can significantly contribute to the actual use of products and tools ensuring the continuation of their existence even after the conclusion of the program.


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Community Awareness Raising Events with the participation of Sports role models, local politicians, schools, coaches, athletic events, realized in all five participating countries. The scope of these large scale activities is to capture peoples’ notice making them understand and relate to the results caused by this unfair phenomenon of intolerance in sports and especially among the young. The events varied in concept ranging from open students’ sports tournaments, campaigns against discrimination, professional athletes’ visits and storytelling, open sports events with the participation of grassroots sports clubs or other physical activity clubs etc.


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14. The Network list with all key regional and local stakeholders and potential shareholders: public bodies, policy makers in the area of sports and education, sports clubs, coaches and PE teachers, schools, organizations for immigrants and people with disabilities, media, social media and others. Relevant contacts are important when planning an action, an initiative, an event, as there is always need to get support and broad participation/diffusion. The IRIS list includes 857 contacts from all five countries and other across EU, exceeding the initial target value of 150.


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The Project network as well as the general public, were regularly informed by the use of e- newsletters that were issued periodically, at least every six months. They gave information on the progress of the project activities, about relevant events that would be or had been organized, about articles and developments meaningful for the project aims, on the actions that will follow etc., combining common input as well as extra news and information per country relevant to the project idea.


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Coordinator

PERIFEREIA DYTIKI ELLADA

NEO PATRON ATHINON 69-71, 26442
PATRAS
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
EL

Organisation type: Regional Public body
kek@pde.gov.gr
0030 2610 330252

Partners

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Galicia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
PATRAS
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
JYVASKYLA
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
SHUMENSKI UNIVERSITET EPISKOP KONSTANTIN PRESLAVSKI
SHUMEN
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
OLTALOM SPORTEGYESULET
BUDAPEST
Budapest
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise

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