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TeamUp!

What is TeamUp! ? 

The TeamUp! project aims thus to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport by improving access to sport for PWID in mainstream structures. Raising awareness, training activities and community building process are therefore needed to stop discrimination and stigma that PWID faces in the sports sector and facilitate their access to mainstream sport. The project activities are then designed to support the correct implementation of European policies on sports, in particular the White Paper on Sport, the EU Physical Activities Guidelines, the Council's Recommendation to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

This main objective will be reached through the following activities:

  • Development of a tool for community mapping at local level to facilitate legal frameworks for inclusion
  • Development of a joint training for sports professionals
  • Creation of a community of practice at national level to link PWID and persons without disability to team up.

Funding 

European Union's Erasmus+ Programme
 

Activities 

Kick-off meeting in Brussels

The Kick-off meeting of TEAM UP! project took place in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by EASPD on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2019.

In the meeting, the partners established a joint work plan, ensuring a shared vision of the project and a thorough consensus and understanding of project management tools, agreement on the plan and requirements to be used during the project. Partner exchange ideas and practices of the different countries regarding inclusive maintream sports for persons with intellectual disability.

 

Transnational Project Meeting #2 in Gandia (Spain)

On 10 and 11 October 2019, a Team Up! transnational partners meeting was held in Gandia, Spain hosted by Fundacio Espurna. On the first day, the consortium discussed the final version of the first intellectual output on sports stakeholder analysis in Spain, Greece, Romania and Croatia. Partners have also agreed on the draft content and structure of the training course for sports professionals. On the second day, the consortium visited the day centre of Fundacio Espurna. The next meeting will happen in Trikala, Greece hosted by the University of Thessaly, in April 2020.

 

 

Transnational Project Meeting #3 - online 

On 27th April 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the meeting happened online, instead of being held in Trikala (Greece). During this meeting, the University of Thessaly presented the IO2 training course and the partners shared their inputs regarding this course. This was also an opportunity to discuss and organise the IO3 and the multiplier events, who will take place in the fall 2020. The next TPM will happen in September or October 2020, in Pula, Croatia, hosted by Health Life Academy. As the Covid-19 crisis remains, it is possible that this meeting will be organised online.  

  

 

Duration

From 1st January 2019 to 31 December 2020.
 

Results

IO1 - Community Mapping Tool

In this present document, we develop the tool for community mapping at local level.

In order to create an effective collaboration with stakeholders, we need to assess the local community’s strengths, weaknesses and needs. Therefore, the IO1 aims to show the most relevant items for sports community collaboration and build a positive impact at local level thanks to the Community Mapping tool. Indeed, the identification of what is done so far in the field of inclusive sport and what needs to be improved is a way to obtain a fully inclusive mainstream sport for persons with intellectual disabilities.

IO2 - Training Course 

This intellectual output was lead by the University of Thessaly, developed a training pack for sports professionals to support the creation of an inclusive sports environment that will lead to an increase of access to mainstream sports for persons with intellectual disabilities. This is available in D-lot, in English, Croatian, Romanian and Spanish versions.
 

Partners

Belgium  - EASPD - Project coordinator
Croatia - Health Life Academy 
Spain - Fundacion Espurna 
Greece - University of Thessaly
Romania - Experienta Multisport 
 

Contact

Domenico Manente
+32 2 233 7722
domenico.manente@easpd.eu 

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.