Reactivation of a project previously suspended due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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After a few months of suspension due to the pandemic situation experienced in Europe, the project “Sport and Social Inclusion – ACTIVE U” that aims to empower 5 European associations with new strategies and new forms of intervention among young people has been reactivated on 16th of March.

Led by a Portuguese association CNAPEF and having as partners, along with L’Orma, the Portuguese Sports Management Association (Portugal), the Furim Institutt (Norway) and Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu Nauk O Zdrowiu (Poland), the project aims at creating social inclusion strategies based on sport and to promote the social values ​​associated with Sport.

These strategies will give rise to intellectual results, which will be tested and validated in the field among the young people between 16 and 20 years old (with fewer opportunities, at risk of social exclusion, NEET – not in employment, education or training) and that will reinforce the transformation of their social reality.

On 6th of April, the meeting between partners was held in order to discuss the impact of the current situation on the project. The subjects of the meeting included:

  • the discussion of the different confinement scenarios that each country was going through,
  • the consequent limitations in carrying out on-site work related to the project,
  • the exchange of solutions and methodologies to collect data from stakeholders regarding the action proposals that result from this project.

Over the next few weeks, the partners will work on development of local workshops, preferably employing video conferencing platforms, where they will endeavour to keep collecting important feedback on what is essential to promote the inclusion of the NEET population through sport.

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