WHAT WE DO?
The InSport project: Sport Inclusion – Full Participation in Sport by Persons with Disabilities is co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus + program and will run from January 2018 to June 2020. This project focuses on promoting the full participation and social inclusion of people with disabilities in and through sports, physical activity and the promotion of healthy living habits; through the development of a European model for inclusion. It is coordinated by the APCAS-Cerebral Palsy Association of Almada Seixal (Portugal) and has different partners: European Paralympic Committee [EPC] (Austria); TAFISA-The Association for International Sport for All (Germany); UNESCO Chair, Tralee Institute of Technology (Ireland); Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (Portugal); and Knowledge Center for Sport Netherlands (The Nederland). This project intends to increase the active and effective participation of the target group in the practice of sports and physical activity, aiming at the:
- Research and formulation of recommendations for inclusive practices, providing a model for the inclusion in sport by persons with disabilities;
- Stimulation of social and sports participation, of personal and social development through sport;
- Training of technicians for cooperation between areas (health, education, sports clubs, municipalities) and their professional qualification for inclusion;
- Develop the role of promotion and encouragement of physical activity and the adoption of healthy lifestyles;
- Create a knowledge platform accessible to all;
- Stimulate volunteering and active participation in society and sport, as expressed in the EU guidelines on social inclusion and equal opportunities.
THE OUTPUTS OF THE PROJECT ARE:
It is intended that InSport Project will have a strong impact in promoting the full participation and social inclusion of people with disabilities in and through physical activity, allowing the promotion of strategies that increase opportunities for the participation of people with disabilities in the community.