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European Sport Inclusion Network Conference

European Sport Inclusion Network Conference

Following the recent refugees crossing into the EU, actors of the organised sport movement as well as many new initiatives started to provide sport and leisure activities to the newly arrived migrants.


Fri, 11/25/2016 to Sat, 11/26/2016



What is the currently situation regarding the social inclusion of (newly-arrived) migrants across Europe? Is increased sports volunteering of migrants and minorities the key for integration? What kind of strategy is needed on a local, national and European level?

To address these and other questions the European Sport Inclusion Network (ESPIN) is organising the European networking conference “Equal Access and Volunteering of Migrants, Minorities and Refugees in Sport” (25-26 November, 2016) in Budapest. The event at the Central European University Conference Center is hosted by the migrant-led NGO Mahatma Ghandi Human Rights Organization (MGHRO).

The two-days event will see a strong involvement of grass-roots activists, sport stakeholders, migrant/minority groups including Roma and refugees, human right groups, researchers and students.


Programme and Speakers

The programme and list of speakers is currently available, and will be updated, and a conference briefing is also available.


Registration and Accommodation

There is no conference fee, catering including a networking dinner in the city center will be offered free of charge. However participants are encouraged to donate, in order to support the work of Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation (MGHRO).

The organisers will not pay for travel and accommodation. Nevertheless, single rooms with breakfast will be offered for a rate of 50 € per night.


You need to complete and return the Registration form to The registration form is available for download here .

Please register before 7 November - looking forward to see you in Budapest!

View the report from the 2011 conference in Vienna.

About event


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