The Track and Field for All project (T&F4All) is an innovative project which aims to use athletics for social and cultural integration. The project focuses on participation in athletics activities of young people from places where track and field activities are not so practiced, from those neighbourhoods and streets where children and young people from our European cities still live in disadvantaged conditions.
The main priority of the project is aimed at encouraging the participation in sport activities of children and young people, from about 12 to 24 years of age, who mainly belong to groups with fewer opportunities, in particular migrants and ethnic minorities, such as Roma. Athletics consists of a series of disciplines that can be carried out by young people regardless of gender, and it also has the advantage that it doesn’t require using large or expensive equipment, or complex teams or structures, and it can be adapted for people with physical disabilities.
The secondary priority of the project is to combat discrimination in sporting practice, to allow and encourage the participation in sport of young people coming from different countries – in particular first generation asylum seekers or refugees – but also second generation migrants or refugees or members of other minority groups. Thus, the project will provide activities that help young people to get integrated in the field, and which in the same time foster communication and respect outside the field, in everyday life.
The partners in this project are organisatios from Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. The project includes various activities in the years 2020-2022 and is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme.
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