Our organization, which is a genuine advocate of social inclusion and the promotion of gender equality in all sectors of society, participates as a partner in the European Project LESS4MORE – Leveraging Sports for Women Empowerment (01/12/2022 – 31/12/2024). The project will be implemented under the Erasmus+ Sports programme and aims to address the priority “diversity and inclusion” by improving and empowering women’s participation in sport through physical activities for a better and more ambitious social inclusion and thus reducing any kind of gender discrimination in sport.
The objectives of the project include:
- Identification of good practices in the world of sport for women,
- Attracting more women to sport by offering appropriate opportunities and activities,
- Addressing the social inclusion of women belonging to disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities, migrants, transgender and gender-diverse people, and women with physical disabilities.
- Women aged 20-45 who have fewer opportunities to participate in sport,
- Women from disadvantaged groups (migrant women, Roma communities, people with physical disabilities), with a view to social inclusion and/or rehabilitation,
- Women sports instructors, coaches and social workers who lack awareness, information and coherent training on gender issues, sports clubs and associations involved in women’s sport,
- Local authorities wishing to adopt specific plans for women’s participation in sport,
- Administrative bodies wishing to adopt a coherent policy to encourage women’s participation in sport and physical activities, combating all forms of discrimination on grounds of gender.
The main results of the project are as follows:
- Report of current situation on women participation and gender equality in sports;
- Handbook of best practices: Women & Sport – Barriers and Benefits;
- Train the Trainers Manual for empowering women to play and participate in feminine football, catchball and beach volleyball;
- Guidelines for a national women league in recreative sport.
The project consortium consists of seven (7) partners from six (6) different countries, including Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Spain.
Stay tuned for more information about the project and the partners’ activities!
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