FC Inclusion - Sport as a method of social inclusion of young people training course


FC Inclusion - Sport as a method of social inclusion of young people training course

The training course offers youth leaders, youth workers and coaches an opportunity to share, discuss and experience useful techniques and tools that can be used to develop sport as a method of social inclusion. The aim of the course is also to promote sport as an educational and social tool to help support young people in forming positive life skills, attitude, values, and their social integration.

Why sport?

We believe that sport can be one of the most important things in a youngster’s life. Sport is part of many people’s daily life, and it is a symbol of the cultural diversity and richness of our societies. Sport can also be used as an efficient means to convey values of solidarity, diversity, inclusiveness and cultural awareness. Moreover, sport reflects on different values and can create a bridge between different social groups forming better mutual understanding and dialogue.
During the training course we would like to identify, share, work through concrete tools, skills, and approaches to help young people realise the opportunities afforded to them in their life.

Aims and objectives of the course:
Aim: To foster using sport as an educational tool for social inclusion

  • To discover and test diverse educational practices
  • To reflect and analyse the transferability of the different educational tools
  • To build a broader understanding of what an inclusive attitude means
  • To understand how developing entrepreneurial attitude may influence employability of young people
  • To raise interest in carrying out international projects of KA1 and KA2 as a way of developing life skills, social inclusion, and methods for raising the social activity of youngsters
  • To create ideas for projects within the framework of the Youth Erasmus+ programme (KA1 and KA2), and work through key concepts of the projects and facilitate cooperation among participants

After the training participants will be able:
  • Use sport as an educational and social inclusion tool
  • Support young people in their life challenges
  • Guide young people on how they can make use of their sporting potential from a lifelong perspective (for example work, within school and through non-formal or formal activity)
  • Use Erasmus+ programme tools to help young people and develop the potential of their organisations
  • Utilise the new contacts made on the course for future cooperation.

The training will be based on the principles and practice of non-formal education taking into account participants’ needs, motivations and experiences. A variety of methods will be used to allow the involvement of participants with different learning styles and to ensure a balance between theory and practice.

Target group:
Participants: 25-30 participants from all of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme countries.

Participants who are: Youth leaders, youth workers or representatives of NGOs, community centres, youth clubs, schools, local authorities, local governments or other public institutions, non-formal groups of young people that have a mandate to enter into a partnership with other organisations/groups, individuals/organisations willing to support youth in preparing and carrying out transnational projects, with a motivation towards sports and social inclusion environments, and are able to communicate easily and work in English.

Venue: Youth Sport Center Agrykola in Warsaw, Poland.
Proposed dates: 21-25 October 2015

Contact for questions: Mikolaj Rozycki: E-mail: mikolaj.rozycki@frse.org.pl: Phone: +48 224-631-41

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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