SWoSt – Sport Without Stereotypes

A new initiative aimed at encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport was designed by the Skillman.eu members

SWoSt aims at strengthening the cooperation between 10 institutions active in the field of sport and to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.

The initiative was designed by a group of organizations led by CSCS (Italy) and composed of Centro giovanile di formazione sportiva (Italy), Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), University of Montenegro (Montenegro), Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Finland), Association Gestion Institute Libre d’Education Physic Supéri (France), Univerzitet u Beogradu (Serbia), Kahramanmaras sutcu Imam Universitesi (Turkey), Latvijas Sporta Izglitibas Lestazu Direktoru Padome (Latvia).

The main objectives of the initiative are:

– boosting a whole-change in Europe sports organisations that will impact on young people’s expectations of gender roles,

– challenging gender stereotyping through the creation of a set of online tools aimed at providing self-assessment and guidance for clubs and sports associations to improve their gender policies and awareness. These tools will enable sport association to measure progress in tackling the effects that gender stereotyping still has on athletes, young people and families, in relation to sports practice and clubs sporting choices.

 

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