At a time when hate speech is a fact and the intersection between politics and football is leading mostly adolescents to extremist political parties and to racism, a shift in the use of football, as a means to promote solidarity is more than ever imperative.
DIALECT (Disrupting polarIsAtion: buiLding communitiEs of toleranCe through fooTball) project aims to bring together youth in four European countries, i.e. Greece, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, using football as a powerful tool to promote human rights and combat intolerance and xenophobia.
It will succeed in doing so by promoting community building through football and by forming a powerful network of change, bringing together adolescents, their parents, local sports professionals and pioneer football players. This way, the programme will bring changes in the local communities and promote the values of acceptance of others and solidarity.
Through this cooperation scheme, the ultimate goal is to play football in a different way, spreading the message of “Football for All: making extreme discourses irrelevant” and disseminating the principles of equality and active citizenship.
By playing community-building football, DIALECT will create poles of understanding in local level, empowering adolescents and youth to practice on their conflict resolution skills and promoting social cohesion through the developed capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other local entities.
SKY4S (Skills for You(th) through Sport)
The Skills for You(th) through Sport (SK4YS) is a transnational initiative of European
sport, youth organisations and educational institutions in order to raise awareness on soft skills and competences gained through sport practice and to build capacity of these organisations to implement sport based employment programmes. The two years long project builds on a cross-sector approach of sport, youth, employment and education policies of the European Union and on the outcomes of the Study on the contribution of sport to the employability of young people in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy. Through strengthened cooperation, the project aims to increase recognition of transferable skills that sport can develop for young people – especially those not in employment, education or training.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ and lasts until 31 December 2020 from 1 January 2019. The partner organisations of this cooperation are: ENGSO Youth, EUSA, EOSE, Cyprus Youth Council, Budapest Association for International Sports és az Oltalom Sport Association.
More about the SK4YS project: Click
MONITOR (Monitoring and Evaluation Manual for Sport-for-Employability Programmes)
In the frame of an international cooperation funded by Erasmus+ the objective is to develop a user-friendly monitoring and evaluation manual that can help sports-based organisations that aim to increase the level of employability of the young people they work with.
The manual should enable these organisations to work in a more efficient and effective way for delivering their programmes. It should help them to design and organise sport-for-employability programmes more systematically and should provide them with a better understanding on how to measure the outcomes and impact. Partner organisations of theis project are: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Street League (UK), Sport 4 Life (UK), Rotterdam Sportsupport (NL), Rheinflanke (D), ENGSO (SE), Oltalom Sportegyesület (HU), International Labour Organization Switzerland (CH), Magic Bus (IN).
The project started on 1 January 2019 and lasts until 31 December 2020.
Fair Play for Life
Funded by Erasmus+ ”Fair Play for Life” provides an European scope by offering high quality transnational fair play street soccer events and educational tools by a clearly identifiable and sustainable concept, born by the work of organisations from across Europe and mainly driven from the the successful executions of the Fair Play soccer tour events. The youth exchange was implemented in Antalya Turkey between the the dates 22 April – 28 April 2019 including two travel days. The countries involved this big youth exchange event. 1-Turkey, 2-Bulgaria, 3-Croatia, 4-Hungary, 5-Italy, 6-Lithuania. 7-Malta, 8-Portugal, 9-Romania, 10 Spain, 11-Sweden, 12-United Kingdom, 13-Germany, 14-Slovenia, 15- Poland
Football3 for All
Football3 for All is focused project of Streetfootballworld where partner organisations Using the TOT toolkit developed through our E+ Sport project “football3 for Respect” as its foundation, we will develop an organisational-level football3 certification – building capacity and certifying participating project organisations in the process – as well as a related individual certification pathway.
Complementing this overall certification scheme is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that will allow individuals to asynchronously and remotely access validated football3 education while also giving them access to certified training.
This MOOC will build on the content and modules created in the TOT toolkit and will adapt this content in a dynamic, interactive fashion, allowing the practical and theoretical aspects of football3 to be optimally translated to a digital format.
By connecting the MOOC to the aforementioned certification, we will support the scaling up of football3 on the systemic level.
Partner organisations of the project are:
RheinFlanke, European Network of Sport Education, FARE network (Football Against Racism Europe), Albion in the Community, Balon Mundial, MSIS, INEX – Sdružení dobrovolných aktivit / Fotbal pro rozvoj, Associação CAIS
The implementation of the project lasts for three years.
Erasmus+ V4: Football for Good Visegrádi Együttműködés
The V4 meeting will gather different partners from the Visegrad region. Through this project we would like to address a regional gap and reinforce the cooperation within the particular Central and Eastern European region.Partner organisations gather a number of youth workers and trainers, who apply the concept of football for good as a tool for non-formal education with youth at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Participants : MSIS (Poland), INEX-SDA Fotbal pro Rozvoj (Czech Republic), VIAC (Slovakia)
Fedex Football for Employability
The project started on 15 February 2019 and lasts until 31 May 2020.
The project Football for Employability marks a new phase of the collaboration between the UEFA Foundation for Children, FedEx Express, streetfootballworld and European football for good organisations. Football offers an opportunity to attract young adults that are furthest from the job market and to help them participate in education and job training.The programme will be delivered in four locations (Bucharest, Romania / Budapest, Hungary / Dublin, Ireland / Birmingham, UK) engaging young people with NEET status, delivering demonstrable results that move young participants closer to education, employment and training.
Our organization has developed football-based and educational programmes to help young people better integrate into society. As well as providing English lessons, a social support and counselling programme supports youth in writing resumes and cover letters and provides them with mock job-interviews and techniques.
The project will utilise the TeamUp! toolkit which was the outcome of a pan-European project supported by Erasmus+ and delivered within the framework of the European Commission’s Strategic Partnerships for Youth. More about the toolklit: CLICK
Score for Respect project
The “Score for Respect” project focuses on the physical and mental well-being of refugees and on their integration in society. To this end, Oltalom Sport Association organises on and off the pitch activities, including football trainings and tournaments, language classes, social workers’ support and employability traings. We provide scholarship programs to help them continue their education and get the tools their need to find a job Through non formal education methods, OSE aims at improving the social connections and establishing a dialogue between refugees and host community.