We will not only train facilitators in the field of trauma relief and intercultural understanding in sport clubs, but also encourage sporting organisations to become more open, accessible and “refugee-friendly”.
About Aspire project
ASPIRE – Activity, Sport, Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe – was an international project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and led by ENGSO. The project focuses on social inclusion of people who are at risk of exclusion, especially refugees.
The project addressed how sports clubs could best support the inclusion of migrants and refugees building on the wide popularity of sports and other forms of physical activity. To achieved this aim, a specialised training module, that guides sports organisations was created.
Sport is often claimed to help address social problems, such as the effects of social exclusion. Participation in sport, physical activity and play can be a means of promoting intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding. It can also ease the transition process, alleviate trauma and support the psychological and social wellbeing of individuals in marginalised, traumatised, or other at-risk groups.
Aspire training modules
The ASPIRE training manual enables you to create opportunities for the participation of refugees in sport and in community life through sport. The implementation of its training modules occurred through National Training Sessions in 9 European Countries – Austria, Belgium – Flanders, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Sweden.
Aspire covers different perspectives
Meet the project team
This online course is a result of a collaborative partnership between nine European organisations.