European Sport Inclusion Network (ESPIN) - Promoting Equal Opportunities of Migrants and Minorities through Volunteering in Sport

7 Participating countries:
Start: 01-01-2015 - End: 31-12-2016
Project Reference: 557322-EPP-1-2014-1-AT-SPO-SCP
EC Grant: 331024.5 EUR

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

Summary

The vision of the two-year ESPIN project is to increase sports participation of disadvantages groups by promoting volunteering and equal access of migrants & minorities to organised sport.The under-representation of migrants and ethnic minorities and their exclusion from positions of authority or status is a reality in many sports. The lack of advancement of minorities in non-playing positions (administrators, coaches, referees) remains a recurring issue in many European sports.The overall objective of the project is to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in organised sport through volunteering of migrants and minorities and capacity-building in sport organisations. Workstreams A. Baseline Study-Access, Participation & Exclusion of migrants and minorities in European sport B. Supporting Volunteering of Migrants in Sports: Developing a European Quality Mark Scheme and Trainings C. FARE Action Weeks 2015: Raising public awareness on exclusion D. European Networking Conference: Levelling the Playing Field – Make Sport accessible for Minorities F. Coordination, Networking, Communication and Evaluation Expected results • Increased capacities and competences of migrant lead and mainstream clubs to engage, support and train volunteers from migrant/ethnic minority backgrounds and increased competences of volunteers from migrant/ethnic minority backgrounds on how to volunteer within clubs• Developed a framework to enhance local engagement pathways/networks for clubs, and volunteers from migrant/ethnic minority background and having bridged connectivity gaps between mainstream clubs and migrant groups• Increased understanding and awareness of discriminatory practices and exclusionary discourses in sport among sport and football stakeholders • Enhanced transnational cooperation and exchange of good practice among marginalised groups, NGOs and sport stakeholders which leads to the establishment of a European network on social inclusion in sport

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Report of the Round Table in Berlin organised by Camino 2015.


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Presentation on how to get involved in your local football club showed by FAI in the Training 2015.


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project folder of ESPIN in English


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project folder of ESPIN in Finnish


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project folder of ESPIN in German


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project folder of ESPIN in Hungarian


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project folder of ESPIN in Italian


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project folder of ESPIN in Portugese


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The German partner Camino published the baseline study on equal access for migrant volunteers to sports clubs in Europe


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Report of the European Networking Conference "Equal Access and Volunteering of Migrants, Minorities
and Refugees in Sport in the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest in November 2016.


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FAI & VIDC published the Handbook on Volunteering of Migrants in Sport Clubs and Organisations


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Report of the Round Table in the Austrian Sport Ministry (Haus des Sports) organised by VIDC.


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Marivoet, Salomé (2017) Final Evaluation Report European Sport Inclusion Network (ESPIN), CPES - Centre for Research and Social Studies, Lusophone University, Lisbon


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Briefing European Networking Conference:
Equal Access and Volunteering of Migrants, Minorities and Refugees in Sport, Budapest, 25 – 26 November 2016


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Coordinator

FONDS WIENER INSTITUT FUR INTERNATIONALEN DIALOG UND ZUSAMMENARBEIT

MOLLWALDPLATZ 5-3, 1040
WIEN
Wien
AT

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
Kurt Wachter
wachter@vidc.org

Partners

MAHATMA GANDI EGYESULET
BUDAPEST
Pest
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
UNIONE ITALIANA SPORT PER TUTTI
ROMA
Lazio
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
LIIKUNTAA YA KULTTUURIA KANSAINVALISESTI LIIKKUKAA RY
HELSINKI
Helsinki-Uusimaa
Organisation type: Sport federation
SINDICATO DOS JOGADORES PROFISSIONAIS DE FUTEBOL
LISBOA LISBOA
Lisboa
Organisation type: Other
CUMANN PEILE NA H-EIREANN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND
DUBLIN
Dublin
Organisation type: Sport federation
CAMINO - WERKSTATT FUR FORTBILDUNG,PRAXISBEGLEITUNG UND FORSCHUNG IM SOZIALEN BEREICH GGMBH
BERLIN
Germany Extra-Regio
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre

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