Sport has been recognised by European Union as a tool of social inclusion, education and socialization for all, throught out his document (White Paper on Sport). However, many legal and cultural constraints limit the access of migrants, refugees and other groups to sport. Among obstacles that migrants face in acceding to sport, the limited financial resources and the lack of information on sport organizations, sport facilities and their location, as well as the requirement for acceding to sport activities linked to skills and performance. Limited or lack of cooperation among sport organisations, migrant organisations and national and local authorities is a challenge if to effectively address the above mentioned problems. In this frame, Sport for All, based on social and personal relationships between individuals rather than skills and performance, offers a mean for stimulating active citizenship, improving inter-ethnic and inter-communitarian dialogue and facilitating the social inclusion of migrants. There is also a need for the empowerment of migrants directly involved in sports organisations, clubs, local or national bodies dealing with sports issues, in order to promote their participation in the organization and management of sport activities and their access to leadership position in the above mentioned entities.

M.I.Mo.S.A. Methodology guide. Social inclusion through sport: a possible model

MANCINI, Antonio
2012

Abstract

Sport has been recognised by European Union as a tool of social inclusion, education and socialization for all, throught out his document (White Paper on Sport). However, many legal and cultural constraints limit the access of migrants, refugees and other groups to sport. Among obstacles that migrants face in acceding to sport, the limited financial resources and the lack of information on sport organizations, sport facilities and their location, as well as the requirement for acceding to sport activities linked to skills and performance. Limited or lack of cooperation among sport organisations, migrant organisations and national and local authorities is a challenge if to effectively address the above mentioned problems. In this frame, Sport for All, based on social and personal relationships between individuals rather than skills and performance, offers a mean for stimulating active citizenship, improving inter-ethnic and inter-communitarian dialogue and facilitating the social inclusion of migrants. There is also a need for the empowerment of migrants directly involved in sports organisations, clubs, local or national bodies dealing with sports issues, in order to promote their participation in the organization and management of sport activities and their access to leadership position in the above mentioned entities.
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