EURO HOOP for All
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Apr 30, 2016
EURO HOOP for All Project intends to exploit the special role that sport can play for young people and people with disabilities as an important contribution towards social cohesion and more integrated societies, supporting the ‘sport for all’ principle by increasing young people’s participation in sport and paying special attention to social inclusion in sports of socially disadvantaged groups. Project aims at organizing and launching a European- wide Basketball Event, comprising a non-professional basketball competition for young people (under 17) and a BASKIN - "BASKet Integrated" competition (an innovative sport allowing disabled and non-disabled people to play together on the same team), under the umbrella of EWoS 2015, thereby raising awareness of the value of sport and physical activity in promoting health, well-being and social inclusion for younger generations. Around 200 athletes (young people and disabled people) from 8 EU and not-EU Countries (Italy, Turkey, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Russia, Greece and France) will be involved through sports, educational and cultural activities designed for them, contributing to breaking down physical and mental barriers related to disability and enabling the creation of new friendships in a significant and important social context. The “sport designed for all”, through the good example of Baskin, calls for a change in behaviour and in sport culture, to promote a cultural shift moving from a "differerentializing" approach to disability and sport (different specific services and events that suit to them - SPECIAL DESIGNS for them) to enter into a “inclusive” approach (encouraging to achieve the social cohesion - DESIGN FOR ALL).Basketball Event will be widespread across EU in order to ensure visibility of the EWoS’s label, guaranteeing an effective impact on the target groups in order to share and disseminate information allowing them to be willing and capable of integrating project results in their day to day operations.
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