The “SPORT.YOUTH.INCLUSION TOOLKIT” is one of the main tools developed in this project: it is an educational tool encompassing good practices for engaging young people in the promotion of inclusion through sport. The Toolkit reflects on the benefits and outcomes of non-formal education, where learning is happening by doing and experiencing.
Theme The use of the martial arts explores various new possibilities of Sport as a tool for education and inclusion. Objectives In Bulgaria, as in other
Theme Hypotherapy and hydrotherapy as an ETS method for motor and social development. Objectives Applying social-health therapeutic approaches to hypotherapy and hydrotherapy in working with children
Learning is a need that will stay with us for a lifetime. Furthermore, it is a skill that means that we humans are constantly developing and adapting to specific circumstances and adjust to new conditions. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that “learning” is what really makes life meaningful.
BIO: My name is Maria Vittoria, I am 30 years old and I work as an educator in Rome. I am an activist and basket player. I work in primary and secondary schools as a trainer for projects against bullying and gender discrimation run by S.CO.S.S.E., a non-profit oragnization that aims at deconstructing gender, ableism and cultural stereotypes inside society. As my passion for sport is part of who I am, I fight to bring the values of anti-sexism, anti-fascism and anti-racism on the sports field. As a matter of fact, the language, behavior and convictions we use in sport are the same we use in our daily life. I strongly believe that if we change something on the sports field we will also change something in society. Moreover, I want sports to be considered as an opportunity to improve lives and not as a predecided set of rules imposed by society or by privilege.
BIO: I am a social worker based in Turin, where I study International Development and Cooperation Sciences. I have often worked in contact with people from disadvantaged backgrounds, in both formal and informal contexts. While carrying out civil service I worked with socially excluded youngsters, and during two different missions abroad, in Kazakhstan and Burkina Faso, I lived and worked in contexts of extreme poverty and social hardship, having the opportunity to experience the communicative and aggregative value of sport on several of these occasions and in other contexts of informal activism, both abroad and in Italy.
BIO: I am a phd student in Educational Theories and I have worked as a pre-school and primary school teacher since 2005. As Paulo Freire, I think that education is a political act, and that acting is never neutral. Education is a very important tool to provoke positive change, thus the role of educators and teachers should not be limited to delivering ready-made notions to students. Teachers and educators should encourage critical sensibility and help students view the world that surrounds them with an open mind.
BIO: I have been dealing with communication and training for many years now. I started in the field of information against homobitransphobia in secondary schools in the early 2000s with the Mario Mieli Homosexual Culture Club in Rome. In 2015 I started to collaborate with the SCOSSE, association for social advancement and Educare Alle Differenze, network for diversity edication, with educational interventions also aimed at primary and middle school classes to combat bullying, stereotypes and to promote a culture of differences and responsibility. Since 2017 I have been working for social cooperative EDI within the framework of Save the Children’s “Underadio” project, aimed at girls / children in primary and secondary schools providing curricular paths to promote rights, fight discrimination and develop skills, responsibility, respect and participation. I am committed to improving the quality of the training we offer in these areas.
Sports Youth Brandenburg, as the representative for Germany in this Erasmus+ project, is already implementing the focus on learning through movement in a large number of projects. In frame of the Erasmus+ project “SPORT.YOUTH.INCLUSION” the best practice examples, which will serve Europe-wide as stimulus for practical implementation, will be selected.
Background In sport, what distinguishes mediocre from excellent is increasingly the way coaches, managers and athletes can manage the human factor. The DISC profiles we offer develop
The fact that learning is only cognitive activities is outdated today. Nowadays education is a proved complex process including sport activities as well. Therefore, sport in pre-school and youth work is considered in Germany as tool for education.preschool
„Building healthy Communities, changing opportunities“ Handbook has been published, using the „Education Through Sport“ methodology.
#SportYouthInclusion project is aiming to create a structured way of sharing and gathering good practices both in grassroots sport (including school sport) and youth work, collecting inclusive practices involving sport and physical education that can provide learning opportunities for inclusion and active citizenship. Four organisations coming from Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and Italy joined their resources and experience to promote and develop the role of sport in fostering the citizenship skills of young people, so that they can build more inclusive and democratic communities by sharing and disseminating the practices of using sport and physical education as a tool for inclusion. S.Y.I (Sport.Youth.Inclusion) will collect and document 24 practices of how to use sport and physical activities to improve inclusion of discriminated young people in schools, grassroots sport teams and youth communities.