EYESS – European Youth Engaging in Solidarity and Sport

UISP is a national association born in 1948. It is formally recognized by the Italian Olympic Committee as Sport Promotion Association, by the Italian Ministry of Interior as social assistance body and it is inscribed in the Italian Welfare Ministry official list of Italian social promotion organizations. UISP is the association of all the individuals and collective bodies who want to be protagonists in the world of sport via direct practice, training experiences, events and projects. It supports the values of sports against every form of exploitation, alienation, against doping; it works for the wellness of all citizens, the values of human dignity, non-violence, solidarity among people and it cooperates with all the ones who share these principles. Recognizing sport as a right of citizenship, as resource for integration, UISP engages itself to the promotion and diffusion – in sport as well as in social life through sport – of a culture of rights, environment respect and solidarity. It develops not only cultural innovation, but also methodological and organizational techniques for migrants’ integration. UISP has established agreement of cooperation with the Ministry of Justice for the realization of activities towards convict and under social control measures people, the Ministry of Health in order to realize Health Promotion activities and, finally, the Ministry of Environment. At international level UISP is member of federations and network promoting Sport For All, as ISCA – International Sport and Culture Association, UESpt – European Network of Sport For All, FARE – Football Against Racism in Europe, CSIT – Confédération Sportive Internationale du Travail, FlSPpT – Federation International Sport pour Tous and Tafisa – Trim & Fitness International Sport for All.

Associazione Ares 2.0 was founded in 2016 with the desire to transfer the experience of its founders on activities with a high social content and aims. Over the past 20 years, the members of the association have in fact carried out over 200 projects of economic and social research, institutional communication, training, consultancy on the preparation of policy tools, as well as assistance in the management of complex projects. This long operational experience of the members is the basis and represent the solid basement of the association. It has started working thanks to the skills and personal commitment of this group of engaged professionals and their possible professional network. Currently, the working group is made up of 13 people, which together allow the Association to face with extreme determination the activity plan approved by the members of the association for the years 2017-2018. It includes a strong social commitment on five macro areas: migrants and social inclusion, economic legality of labor, citizenship rights and individual liberties, poverty and welfare; young people and future. In the field of institutional communication, the experience on which the Association leverages the know-how of 37 integrated institutional communication campaigns which have been managed in the conception, scenario analysis, targeting, the study of the media mix, creativity and copy-writing, media planning and analysis of results, as well as implementation. In these campaigns, 30 video products were made, ranging from social promotion products about sustainability, employment, training and unions; to explainer videos and tutorials, animated infographics, and institutional spots.

Horizon Service is an Italian non-governmental organization founded in 1998 based in Sulmona, Italy.The founding of the Cooperative, without profit, it is the expression of the “active citizenship” of a group of young people that works in support of the neediest. The person is the heart of every activity of our organization, especially people with fewer opportunities. Horizon Service operates in line with the European strategy, in order to “build sustainable, inclusive and creative societies”, through participation in European projects and the promotion of educational and social activities.

The core objectives pursued by our organization are:

– INCLUSIVE CULTURE: to promote a culture of anti-sexism, anti-racism, against homo-lesbo-transphobia, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination;

– EDUCATION and CHANGE: we want produce real social change through Non-Formal Education on gender equality, equal opportunities, inclusion and human rights;

– EUROPEAN and INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY: to promote european and international mobility and intercultural learning among young people;

– INCLUSION and PARTICIPATION: to promote and active youth participation and citizenship, tackling all form of social exclusion.

The Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered as a fund with the City of Vienna. VIDC has a consultative status with ECOSOC of the United Nations.

VIDC has a long tradition in the field of development cooperation and education in Austria and was founded in 1962 by Bruno Kreisky. VIDC acts on the assumption of a fair global world order and accordingly supports social processes of transformation, which initiate this social change.

The VIDC is divided into 4 departments. 1) “global dialogue” which focuses on international politics and development, 2) “moving cultures” which engages in intercultural exchange with the Global-South 3) Parliamentary North-South Dialogue which fosters partnerships with parliaments in Southern Africa, and 4) “fairplay”, working for diversity and against discrimination in sport.

The fairplay department kicked-off with EU funding in the European Year Against Racism 1997. Since then the scope of intervention and activities were continuously broadened into 3 main areas of action: anti-discrimination, sport and inclusion and sport, sport for development and human rights.

VIDC-fairplay and has coordinated from 2001-2010 with the support of UEFA the pan-European Football against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. FARE was established in 1999 in Vienna by the VIDC department fairplay. Since 1997 fairplay has carried out regular sport events and competitions including the annual fairplay youth tournament “Vienna meets Balkan” and since 2017 the annual Girls Football Festival in Vienna.

As an active member of the Austrian Working Group on sport and integration of the ministry of sport, fairplay works closely with sport governing bodies, including the Austrian Sport Organization (BSO). VIDC-fairplay is also coordinating the working group sport and human rights and is a member of the working group on sexualized violence in sport.

One main focus of fairplay is on the inclusion of migrants and refugees into sports. In 2011 fairplay brought together a group of experienced NGOs and sport organisations from 7 countries to run the Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN) project funded by the EU. The aim was to encourage the inclusion and involvement of migrants, (ethnic) minorities and asylum seekers through and in mainstream sport.

After the end of the project the partners continued to work together. With the launch of the Erasmus+ sport programme a series of innovative projects had been developed and implemented: “European Sport Inclusion Network”, “Sport Welcomes Refugees” (2017-2018) and “SPIN Women” (2019-2020).

Operations at VIDC are overlooked by board with 5 members. Currently it has 25 paid staff, 5 employees work for the fairplay department.

The International Academy of Physical Education in Ollerup, is the oldest academy of physical education in Denmark. The school was founded by the Danish educator Niels Bukh in 1920. The school is a boarding school. Each student is part of an environment based on social responsibilities which brings along exceptional challenges and possibilities for personal development. The fundamental objective of the academy is to educate gymnastics instructors, where philosophy of life combined with physical training leads to the development of each individual personal competence. Since the foundation of the academy in Ollerup several other academies have been established based on the same ideology, and many of the more recent schools have strong roots back to Ollerup. It is a Danish folk high school, focusing on non-formal education of young adults (18-30 years old) and our goal is to use gymnastics and physical activity to empower changes in the society through democratic awareness. There are around 400 students in yearly basis, living and studying at the campus. One of the goals of Ollerup is also to educate volunteers to work in the sports associations all around Denmark. Here we believe that we can make a difference by addressing such an important topic as part of their education. The courses at Ollerup are theoretical and practical, so we see a great possibility for our students to have a hands-on approach in the topic of integration through sport.

Budapest Association for International Sports (BAIS) aims to promote leisure time sport practice for some of the most disadvantaged social strata of Hungary including young people from ethnic minority groups, refugees, disabled people and youngsters at risk of marginalization. Objectives of Mondiali Antirazzisti  are not only perfectly in line with the mission of the association as it aims to promote peace, tolerance and understanding through grassroots sport and friendly competition. They are determined to develop a similar sporting competition in Hungary as there is a need for raising awareness on issues of social exclusion, discrimination and marginalization. At Budapest Association for International Sports we have developed youth-based project for the involvement and social integration of physically disabled people through sport. We would like to develop a sporting competition based on solidarity, equality and fair play in order to promote these messages to the Hungarian society.

Sapienza University – Department of Communication and Social Research (CORIS) opened in 2010 (decreto rettorale n. 323 del 30 aprile 2010), following in the tradition of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of an Italian public University. The Department Staff is composed by the Head of Department and 86 lectures and the administrative staff. Sapienza University’ s Department of Communication and Social Research (CoRiS) brings together the widest community of lecturers and researchers in the fields of communication and sociology in Italy.

CoRiS is unique in that. In fact there are lecturers and researchers who are sociologists, lawyers, economists, linguists, statisticians, historians and psychologists. Their primary scientific interest is the study and teaching of subjects central to the work of the Department.

Based on a strong interdisciplinary approach, the Department offers two degree courses  in communication, aimed at the cultivation of critical, technical and applied skills. Between 2014-2016 the research staff of the Department belongs to the following scientific-disciplinary sectors: 65% in the general sociology, the sociology of cultural and communicative processes, and special sociologies sectors;13% in the history, judiciary and political sectors; 12% in the psychology, anthropology, and the semiotic and linguistic sectors; 8% in the economic and marketing sectors; 2% in statistics. The plurality of the knowhow and the competences present in the Department is reflected in a highly varied and interdisciplinary research activity. In this wide context it is possible to identify some main tendencies:

  • Social inclusion and exclusion/cultural integration. An area of wide and varied interests in which the department professors consider from different points of view: ethnic and religious prejudice and homophobia; analysis of patterns of intercultural and interreligious relations; human rights and refugee; gender issues.
  • In this field, systematic attention is devoted to the following themes: the research quality; public policies; university trainings; organizations performances.

The University of the Peloponnese was established in 2000 and accepted its first students in 2002 with the beginning of operations of the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the Department of Telecommunication Science and Technology of the School of Science and Technology. It has its headquarters in Tripoli and is developed at the level of integrated schools in the five capitals of the prefectures of Peloponnese.

The headquarters of the University of the Peloponnese is in Tripolis and it comprises of five (5) Schools and nine (9) Departments located in the five Capitals of Prefectures of the Peloponnese Region (Tripolis, Corinth, Nafplion, Sparta, Kalamata).

It offers studies in all cycles of learning: undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral as well as Life Long Learning activities.

The aim of the establishment and operation of the University of the Peloponnese is the creative contribution to the development of higher education in the Greek region, with high quality standards corresponding to the content of studies, research and teaching in the requirements of a modern University with national, European and international scope.