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Sport for Commuity Development
Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The community represents a very important aspect – we might even say fundamental – of living together in a society. It becomes more and more important in the face of other social structures becoming weaker. This kind of sociality is today in great danger because of the society changes.Within this context the project intends to develop the theme of community development through sports. Sport and sports-related activities are, in fact, an element that can help with community development, when:- they focus on the entertainment in playing and in meeting others instead of simple, pure competition;- there’s a choice of multiple sport disciplines and motor activities that can involve the largest possible number of people, intercepting different interests, generations and social classes;- sports might become community development when they provide opportunities to facilitate processes of change that are real and effective.Our project aims to create an original methodology that combines sports and an approach to community development, producing a didactic module that might allow operators and volunteers to become development facilitators in communities, throughout sports.The community development that we wish to promote will focus on the abilities within the community to self-organize sports practices, with the aim of favoring inclusion and intercultural exchange, equal opportunities, and the members’ psychophysical well-being.The targets of the project are:- Volunteers working in the field of sports, who are investing effort in the development of their own community;- Sports operators interested in broadening their skills and knowledge in the field of community development throughout sports activities;- Educators who operate through sports activities in order to facilitate social inclusion and community development;- Civil society organizations that are active in promoting their territories throughout sports.
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