Development Liaison Expert Ferhat ESATBEYOGLU attended the seminar entitled “Sport Unified: how sport is a tool for inclusion of diversity” on behalf of ParaVolley Europe.
From 15 to 20 September ENGSO Youth organized a seminar in Sassari, Italy to educate (future) coaches and physical education teachers on how to adjust sport for disabled young people.
Almost 40 youth workers/coaches/educators from all over Europe exchanged their visions, ideas and best practices on how to increase the sport participation of children and young people with disability and thereby to increase their social integration. The aim of this seminar was to create a common tool on youth sport and disability which can be used in a different context in Europe. ENGSO Youth will use this seminar as a starting point to collect exchange, concepts and ideas in order to develop possible solutions and collect them in a toolkit which will be spread among youth organisations, sport clubs and federations and schools.
The seminar focused on two main areas:
- to ensure participants understand the possibilities to adapt sessions and sports and make them more inclusive.
- to hear examples, advice and good practice for the future of sport as an all-inclusive entity, specific to young people with a disability to create a common tool/manual which could be used in the different context of Europe.
- To promote a creative approach to sports, through the creation and development of adapted sport activities catering for young people with disabilities
- to realise a tool/manual for an inclusive society through sport;
- to realise local multiplying activities to spread the tool/manual as a starting point to adapt the offer/proposal coming from their reality in order to make them accessible and inclusive for all diversity (physical, mental, sensorial).
The study session is connected with an European Project funded by Erasmus + programme Sports Enable Disabled Youth, in which ENGSO Youth is partner that has the objective to aims to contribute to increase physical activity of children with a disability, especially through a better matching of the demand and the supply.