CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION
Guide with the analysis
At the national level questionnaire, there was an average of 13,1% of population with a disability of all respondents – however, there is a lack of information on this topic, namely, as regards the classification of population characteristics by functionality, denoting the omission or inconsistent answers regarding this topic. At this level, it may be noted that the lack of information on this topic may depend on the definition of disability used in each country – it is important to note that, indeed, one of the countries indicated that: “There is variety in understanding and the use of concepts of disability. This implies, among other things, that different definitions are used to limit disability in research. Different definitions, however, give very different results, which in turn means that there is no simple answer to how many people with disabilities in …. “.
Concerning the target population of good practice initiatives, it has been found that most programs/ initiatives are aimed at the general public involving people with disabilities (51,7%), followed by only people with disabilities (4,8%). It should be noted that most good practices have been addressed to people with and without disabilities between the ages of 13 and 17. It should be noted that we have a variety of functionality levels affected, but we have a lack of data like in the national level questionnaire.
Regarding the target audience that involve professionals and families, 20.4% of the programs/ initiatives are aimed at families and the staff as a target group stand out: sport technicians (26.5%) and teachers (14.3%). As for the ages of this target group, they are centered between the ages of 36 and 64, which correspond to the most active working age.
In general, through this project, it is necessary to defend a systematic and common way of collecting data on participation in sport at EU level, which is disaggregated by gender, disability, etc.