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Summary

EUropean Games of Integrated Fencing (EU.GIF) intends to support, enhance and promote the fundamental role that sport can play for young people and people with disabilities with regard to integration, social inclusion, personal development and growth and active citizenship, with the aim of creating more integrated and cohesive societies. Project aims at organizing a major sport event of integrated fencing involving able-bodied and disabled young athletes, coming from 13 European countries: Italy, Portugal, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden Hungary, Latvia, UK, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria. The young athletes and the technical staff – around 150 people – will participate in various sporting events and educational initiatives (Games, Athletic trainings, Seminars, social events) under the theme of “sport for all”, promoting the participation of disabled people and guaranteeing the organization of disability-specific ones, with the strategic purpose of enhancing participation, education, equality and social protection in the field of sport. The project supports the creation of virtuous cooperation among institutions, associations and individuals active in sports and social field to search for the best result through the sporting, recreational and cultural dimension. At the same time, through different communication and dissemination activities and events the project will provide an opportunity for increasing awareness of citizens of the value of sport and physical activity in promoting health and well-being, on the EU dimension of sport and on existing strategies supporting sport activities and social inclusion through sport.