ERASMUS + SPORT
CORPLAY – COunter Radicalization, PLAY Sport
5 Participating countries:
“CORPLAY – Counter Radicalization, PLAY sport” is a European Program which focused on strengthening the role of sports in preventing the radicalization of young people, developing an innovative approach in depth to address intolerance, xenophobia and discrimination, while increasing the participation of young people in sports. According to a report by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Organization, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance are causing problems at the European level, including at the amateur level.
The main objectives of the Project were to approach, identify and highlight the role of sport in both the processes of radicalization and radicalization. At the same time, special attention was paid to the development of learning and awareness tools for coaches, referees, technical advisors in the field of sports, physical education teachers and other stakeholders, while developing prospects for policy making, a new and innovative perspective and a framework for improving the capabilities of sports organizations in order to tackle violence and extremism and develop a society without exclusions.
The project involved the Erasmus + SPORT Large-scale Partnership, whose partners came from 5 different countries (Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and Portugal) and covered a wide range of expertise and experience. The Collaborative Learning Platform has created a much more resilient community, where on the one hand sports organizations and young people and on the other hand local stakeholders are essentially collaborating in addressing current social challenges, including sports.
-a new Knowledge and Awareness Framework
-a set of Learning Models, Tools, and Open Educational Resources; -an innovative awareness game
-a collection of experiences-stories in order to comprehend what radicalization is and how it can happen at grassroots sport level
-non formal and informal learning courses MODELS for coaches, sport organizations and physical education teachers at schools to improve their understanding and capacity to deal with youth at risk of radicalization to improve their awareness about sport as a tool for societal challenges
-CORPLAY Open Educational Resources which contain teaching, learning and research materials that are available and shared through an open platform for free use, adaptation, and distribution.