Sports as an Equal Playground (SPED) was a joint Erasmus+ Sport project initiative of four European organizations from Finland, Hungary, Lithuania and Italy to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in and through youth sport activities.
Sport has been proven to be an effective tool for inclusion besides being a tool for health and personal development. So the aim of the project was to share good practices and learn new ways to engage young people from different cultural backgrounds and with fewer opportunities by using sport as a tool for youth work.
The outcomes of the project include a manual of good practices intended especially for sport organizations and instructors working with young people, as well as a podcast series. They are addressed to all interested in promoting social inclusion in and through youth sport activities: all types of sport organizations and clubs, trainers, instructors.
The manual and podcasts will offer insights on how to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sports, as well as youth participation, and will guide you to benefit from or use the tools presented in developing your own activities.
SPED was a 24-month long Erasmus+ Sport Small Collaborative Partnership project carried out in 2021–2022 and funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
More information about the Erasmus+ programme: www.oph.fi/erasmusplus