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Kick Racism out of Sports, Schools and Society

Whilst great efforts and progress have been made at the EU and member states levelsto tackle discrimination and social inequalities, all available evidence paints a picture ofcontinuing inequality, prejudice, discrimination and intolerance. Racism continues toimpact negatively on communities and individuals, and recent demonstrations of overtracism by Spanish motor racing fans highlight the prevalence of everyday racism, aswell as the need for sports organisations to actively engage in challenging racismamongst their supporters and wider society. Alongside major sports organisations,education providers are at the forefront of addressing issue of racism and discriminationwith young people. Whilst a great deal of activity and examples of good practice ineducation and sport to combat racism exist across the member states represented inthe consortia, there is no mechanism at present for sharing and promoting this work in asystematic way across the education and sports sectors. This project brings togetherkey experts from the fields of education, sport, civil society and research institutions toreview best practices and achievements of sport and education providers in this field, aswell as to enable dissemination of learning from this process through the developmentof an in-service training course for teachers and coaches, and of a resource pack with acurriculum module for use with young people in schools.The project will produce:a) An in-service training course for teachers from the perspective of teaching/learning anti-discrimination and co-operation principles through sport.b) A schools curriculum with a programme of sports activities involving teachers,pupils and representatives of sports bodies and voluntary organisationsc) A series of publications and teaching resources for wider dissemination acrossthe education and sports communitiesd) A European wide conference on Equality in Sport, Schools and SocietyIt is envisaged that the local and strategic partnerships developed through the projectactivities will act as ongoing networks and forums to maintain the active engagement ofthe various stakeholders beyond the life of the project i.e. education providers, pupils,sports organisations, and local communities.
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