Project strategy intends to exploit the special role that sport can play for young people and people with disabilities as an important contribution to economic and social cohesion and more integrated societies, with the aim of spreading the concept of “integrated sport” among athletes and institutions. In this perspective, the proposal fosters the achievement of the “Not-for-Profit European event” priority “Social inclusion through sport”, in the framework of ERASMUS PLUS PROGRAMME 2014 – 2020. With this purpose in mind, EU.GIF aims at organizing and launching the International Fencing Games and developing parallel educational and informational activities to raise awareness of the value of sport and physical activity in promoting health, well-being and social and cultural inclusion for younger generations, among all the stakeholders involved.
Main objective of the project is to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.
The specific objectives of the “EUropean Games of Integrated Fencing” project are:
To increase the knowledge and awareness of policy makers, sports organizations, public bodies and institutions, social workers and the entire community about the role of sport in promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities, contributing to the development of European policies