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Sport and Integration European Conference

Sport and Integration European Conference

The European Conference “Sport and Integration: challenging social exclusion in and through sport” will look at the power of sport to overcome discrimination.

Date

09/19/2011 00:00

Location

Vienna, Austria|20.09.2011
Overcoming exclusion

Migrants are under-represented and excluded from positions of authority and minorities are not advancing in non-playing positions. This conference will look at the involvement of migrants and ethnic minorities in mainstream sport insitutions and at issues of overcoming exclusion and discimination in and through sport.

The two-day event will bring together European sport and social inclusion experts as well as migrants, grass-root activists and policy makers to discuss current challenges, exchange best practice and devise recommendations.

Practical issues
The gathering will touch on practical aspects of the issue: How can sport clubs reach out and offer sports and training programmes which are accessible for migrants and ethnic minorities, in particular girls and women? How can sport federations & clubs best implement diversity management programmes and tackle the ‘glass ceiling’ in leadership positions within their institutions? How is the situation in Central and Eastern Europe?

Call for participation
The organiser kindly invites sport stakeholders including clubs, associations, supporters, players’ unions, and athletes, ethnic minority and migrant organisations, NGOs, grass-root projects, local authorities, youth and social workers and other interested parties to attend the conference in Vienna.

Practical information

Registration is free. Participants are required to register for the conference until 22 August 2011. Your participation at the conference will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Participation is free (no fee). Lunch and coffee breaks are included. Please note that participants will need to cover their own travel and hotel costs. The organisers will only cover the expenses of the speakers.


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