Good Practices Questionnaire


Guide with the analysis

The questionnaire about the best practices at national level included 25 questionnaires from 11 different European countries – Portugal, Austria, Croatia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Turkey, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovenia and Romania. A total of 23 questionnaires were analysed and since 2 of the questionnaires did not present a description of any good practice they were not considered.

The following table shows the entities that answered the questionnaire in each country and each good practice presented is associated with an identification number that will allow us to identify each of the good practices associated with the analysis of the questionnaires.

From the 23 good practices analysed, all said that they knew some examples of good practice in relation to the participation of people with disabilities in sport in education, health, clubs and municipalities (local, regional, etc.), being only one entity that mentioned not knowing examples of good practice.

Table 6 – Organizations and programs of good practice that responded to the questionnaire



Organization/ Name of Lead Organization

Program /Initiative

Name of Any Partner Organization(s) and Type

Number of Participants



European Paralympic Committee

Yamba/EWOS/ Be Inclusive Toolkit

National Paralympic Committee of Hungary




Austrian Sport Federation for Disabled/ SK Rapid Vienna

SK Rapid Vienna Special Needs Team

Vienna Sport Federation for Disabled




Croatian Paralympic Committee

Paralympic School Day

Members of National Paralympic Committee of Croatia (sport associations and local clubs), schools and local government

60,000 school children



Cyprus Sport Organization

Cyprus Sport for all Program




Special Olympics Ireland

Sports Competition and raining




Cara (Sport Inclusion Ireland)

Camp Abilities

NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland), Vision Sport Ireland, Institute of Technology Tralee

40+ annually



Institute of Technology Tralee/ Els for Autism

Ernie Els #Game On Autism Golf Programme

UNESCO/Institute of Technology Tralee/Castlegregory Golf Club




Westpark Fitness/ Lizzie Minihan & Sharon Hogan

Westpark Fitness: UFIT




Football Association of Ireland

Football For All Club Programme

Community Football Clubs across variety of communities in Ireland

approximately 900 players



Paralympic Commitee of Montenegro

* Did not respond to these topics and does not describe any good practice and therefore was not considered during the analysis



CST Casa João Cidade

Um Passo em Frente

(One Step Forward)

Municipality, sports clubs, associations for disability people





Action 1 – Mobile Unit Adventure; Action 2 – intercenters; Action 3 – Nautical accessibility

Portuguese Association of Sport and Youth, Federations of modality, Nautical Center of the Marina of the Park of the Nations, Commission of Olympic Athletes, Portuguese Federation of Canoeing, Portuguese Association of Class Access, Club of the Sea Costa do Sol, Oceanário of Lisbon and Security Police Public

up to 2,000 participants every year in the 3 action



Directorate-General for Education

Desporto Adaptado no Desporto Escolar

(Adapted Sport in School





Portuguese Swimming Federation

*They did not know about examples of good



Portuguese Federation of Corfebol

Corfebol Adaptado para a Deficiência Intelectual

(Corfebol Adapted for Intellectual Disability)

Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, National Institute for Rehabilitation

approximately 300



Almada Seixal Cerebral Palsy Association (APCAS)

Desporto com Sentido: Desporto na Linha da Vida

(Sport with Meaningfull: Sport in the Line of Life)

National and Local authorities; Schools, Municipalities; Clubs




National Paralympic Committee of Romania/ DHL and BETFAIR

DHL Marathon; BETFair walking month




Paralympic Committee of Serbia


Sampioni svaki dan

(Every day’s champions)

Apatinska pivara




Paralympic Committe of Slovenia

Be an Athlete

Slovenian local sport organization




National Paralympic Committee of Turkey

International Paralympic Youth Camp

International Paralympic Committee, National Paralympic Committees, Turkey Disabled Persons Sport Aid and Education Organization (TESYEV)




National Paralympic Committee of Turkey

* Did not respond to these topics and does not describe any good practice and therefore was not considered during the analysis


The Netherlands

Sv Atomium’61





The Netherlands

Team Sportservice ´t Gooi

Regionale samenwerking ´t Gooi (Regional cooperation ‘t Gooi)

7 municipalities


The Netherlands

NOC*NSF (National Olympic Committee * National Sports Federation)

Samen voor Goud (Together for Gold)

80 participants and 60 top athletes


The Netherlands

Special Heroes Netherlands & Knowledge Center for Sport Netherlands

Rehabilitation, exercise & active lifestyle

Institutions of Rehabilitation

24 rehabilitation institutions have implemented this program;

2500 rehabilitants have taken part in the program and were supported in developing an active lifestyle.

* These numbers identify each good practice throughout the presentation of the questionnaire.

Image 6 – Distribution of the countries that responded to the Good Practice Questionnaire

Distribution of the countries that responded to the Good Practice Questionnaire


The following table shows the objectives of the good practices described above and how they influence sport for all:

Table 7 – Objectives of the good practices described and how they influence sport for all

ID Number

Main Objectives

How does the program/ initiative demonstrate inclusion in sport?


-Train and develop ambassadors/ Inclusion

-Paralympic sport demonstration on a day at a specific event


-Inclusion of people with disability through football

-Inclusion of people with different disabilities within the biggest football club in Austria


-Increase number of people with disability for sport, promote sport for young persons with disability

As part of the implementation of the Paralympic School Day, we visited 130 primary schools in 17 counties and 60,000 schoolchildren went through the program. The project is being implemented during one school day (4-5 hours) in elementary schools throughout Croatia. A team of trainers (athletes with disabilities) and animators through 4 sets of different games, whether it is creative workshops, athlete’s interviews, or physical activities, reveal to the children the values of the International Paralympic Movement: from recognizing sporting achievements of athletes with disabilities, respecting and accepting individual differences, respect and acceptance of sport as a human right to the strengthening of social support in sport.  


-Social inclusion through sports, participation in physical activities and health

-Participation through sports


-To provide year round training and competition in a variety of Olympic type sport in a community setting for people with intellectual disabilities

-Athletes are involved in a sporting setting in their local community.

-The clubs are often linked to a mainstream club.

-Many initiatives take place in conjunction with mainstream clubs and athletes


-The main aim of Camp Abilities Ireland is to empower children with vision impairments to be physically active, encouraging and supporting them to continue to participate in sport and physical activity opportunities within their local communities.

-This program demonstrates inclusion as it gives volunteers, clubs and organizations, the knowledge of how to adapt their sessions, sports and activities for people with vision impairments.

-It also create advocates to spread that knowledge and the participants themselves become the most powerful advocates.

-This camp integrates with existing clubs, facilities and sports in the area and involves their coaches, volunteers and participants.


-To develop social/communication skills, encouraging social interaction and promoting healthy living through golf.

-Infused with evidence-based practices for teaching golf to individuals with ASD, #GameON Autism Golf is designed to build self-esteem and confidence in a fun, welcoming and supportive environment.

-The program encourages participants to learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning objectives, including: communication, regulatory, motor and social skills.

-The program is specifically designed to enable people with ASD to learn golf skills in a manner which takes consideration of their learning styles and particular needs

– It provides a safe space to learn golf, with the goal of enabling a seamless transition to the golf course environment, after skill acquisition.


-Make training inclusive

-Anyone can exercise


-To provide opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to access football in their community club who may for whatever reason struggle to access their football in the underage system within clubs.

-The FFA section provides a safe and fun environment void of the pressures of mainstream to ensure players can develop at a pace that suits them.

-The program places club football opportunities in the community club with participants becoming members of the club like any other child and training and playing opportunities available to them like any other club member all in a safe fun environment.


-To promote the sports knowledge / culture of athletes and promote an informed and autonomous view of the role of sport in the life of the person;

-To establish networks to support adapted sport through existing resources and families;

-To create accessibility conditions (times, technicians and spaces) that allow the adapted sport to take place under the same conditions as any sports practice oriented towards life goals.

-It strengthened the social bonds, created feelings of belonging to a team and of social valorization

-It promoted the development of personal and technical skills

-It placed the athletes in situations of control over personal and community resources


-To promote the recognition of the rights of citizens with intellectual disabilities and multiple disabilities, to advance their interests and those of their families;

-To ensure that the actions/activities, which are provided for them, are always based on criteria of quality, dignity and appropriateness;

-To discuss with political forces in central government and in other organizations, with regard to both legislation and financial support, in order to improve the quality of services provided by its members (social co-operatives);

-To create public awareness about people with intellectual disabilities or multiple disabilities and their social inclusion and non-discrimination.

-This ambitious and innovative project aims to promote broad access to sports for people with intellectual disabilities, especially in areas of sport where the lack of adequate means is an obstacle to participation.

-These actions work as an awareness tool, the visibility it gives to equal opportunities in sports practice and the combat that promotes the prejudice of disability.


-All students of the educational system have access to regular and quality physical and sporting activity, regardless of their condition;

-Promote the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities / disabilities / limitations

-The School Sport program is implemented in all schools of the mainland education system. It offers 36 modalities, 2 of which are specific for pupils with SEN (Boccia and Goalball) but which allow the participation of students without disabilities. The rest can be worked on a regular or adapted basis. There are adapted regulations in Athletics, Swimming and BTT.


-Colaboration, practice and compete

-As Corfebol is a mixed gender sport allows both men and women disable to practice in the same team which demonstrates gender inclusion. Corfebol is an easy to play sport allowing any level of disability, to enjoy playing either as entertainment or competition.


-Promotion of inclusion through sport;

-Development of strategies aimed at diversifying the possibilities of sports practice in individuals with and without disabilities;

-Reflect on an increasingly active mobilization of the development of adapted sport

-The implementation of projects that cover different domains of society, with a view to achieving citizenship values in their fullness, appear as a step forward in inclusion, in a society truly for all. With a work directed at everyone, because when it comes to inclusion, we talk about working with everyone and not only with some, it focuses on the development of projects that promote equal opportunities, with activities that have a strong impact on the community, since training, sensitization, interventions in the context, transfer of materials, among other activities.

-A longitudinal work that seeks to intervene in diverse population groups, from the disabled population to students, seniors, teachers, coaches, families, etc.


-To achieve integration through sport

-Both raise money for Paralympic athletes and also includes many of them in both events


-Promoting Paralympic sport and values and increase participation of persons with disability in sports

-Promoters of the program were Paralympic champions


-Inclusion of people with disabilities in regular exercising

-Increasing number of people with disabilities in sport clubs

-Increasing of programs for people with disabilities

-Including people with disabilities in regular exercising in sport clubs


-To increase participation of youth in sport

-To develop leadership skills of youth, learn and practice Paralympic sports through the activities, workshops and seminar programs and raise awareness both in the hosting country and participating countries to create a network

-These camps have a considerable contribution on enhancing the participation of disabled people in sport. One of the great examples that shows the inclusion of these camps in terms of increase the participation of youths in Para sports and encourage them to be a part of it is Kubra Ocsoy. She participated in 1st IPYC in Marmaris and after this camp; she started to play table tennis. She took part in London 2012 Paralympic Games and won silver medal in Women’s Team Classes 6-10


-The athletes play a variety of sports, so they can easily make the switch to any other sport club


-Create a condition for including sports and exercise in the region

-Regional cooperation is a partnership between seven municipalities in the region. The collaboration is aimed at stimulating sports for people with a disability. In the region a coordinator is active who carries out various activities.

-Activities: connecting people with disabilities to appropriate sports activities, connecting relevant organizations (such as education, health, sports clubs), organizing sports activities.


-Stimulating structural sports and exercise

-People with a physical disability are supported to structural participation in sport. They are linked to a top athlete who coached them in the process. A local coordinator helps to find a suitable sport. The athlete formulates individual objectives. Meetings are organized from the program and there is contact via a facebook community. The program was before, during and after the Paralympic Games. For the games there was contact via social media with the top athlete, during the games the athlete Fan and after the games there was playing together.


-To help rehabilitants to develop and preserve an active lifestyle.

-To make exercise and physical activity an important, fixed part of the rehabilitation program

-The support that’s been given by the consultant of the rehabilitation center to help the rehabilitant develop and preserve an active lifestyle, is aimed at structural participation in sports/exercise.

-This helps this target group of people with a physical disability, to participate in sports activities, starting right after finishing their rehabilitation program. For this target group, finding an appropriate exercise or sports activity can be difficult.