Roma Inclusion through Sport in Europe (RISE)
RISE (Roma Inclusion through Sport in Europe) is a joint initiative of European sport and civil society organizations to tackle discrimination, social exclusion, and marginalization of Roma youngsters through exchanging of good practices, capacity building activities, and the development and implementation of sport-based educational activities. The key objective of the project is to promote social inclusion, equal opportunities, and awareness of the disadvantaged situation of the Roma minority through sport-based education activities. RISE is an 18-months long Small Collaborative Partnership framed under the Erasmus+ Sport priority “encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport” addressing the needs of underprivileged young EU citizens and organizations dealing with this target group.
General aims of the project:
1. To promote social inclusion, equal opportunities, and sport-based education for underprivileged (especially Roma) young people, and raise awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through innovative cross-sector cooperation;
2. To empower and build the capacity of sports clubs, youth organizations, educational institutions to develop and deliver sport-based educational activities targeting underprivileged populations, especially Roma youngsters;
3. To collect, classify and promote European good practices in the field of social inclusion through sport and to develop a sport-based educational methodology to be introduced in an accessible handbook;
4. To up-skill trainers, coaches, youth leaders, and NGO staff with the necessary knowledge to realize sport-based educational interventions to underprivileged target groups, such as Roma youngsters.
The project is Co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.