“Language of sports is understood by all”

We aim to create contact between different social groups to foster social inclusion, make young people understand how minority discrimination works and how to counteract this.


The aim of this project is to use sports as a tool to empower the young, educate them on human rights and teach them the essence of tolerance and collaboration. The steps to achieve our goals is to  identify the key areas & sources of minority discrimination in every partner country; create means to encourage social inclusion through grassroots sports; promote the idea that everyone regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation can play and, eventually, live together.
Thus, the project’s deliverables are:

Developing an in-depth research to identify the challenges faced by minorities and how sports can tackle these.


Creating a concise methodology on how to promote social inclusion through sports.


An e-learning course where sports workers can gain the necessary skills for facilitating social inclusion and equal opportunities through sports.

Video Contest

An international video contest where youngsters across the EU can participate and win a GoPro Hero7 Silver camera by creating videos about inspiring people, who have empowered marginalized communities through sports.


The social inclusion badge which rewards organizations
that promote or carry out initiatives linked to
social inclusion through sports.

Mentorship Programme

The mentorship programme that connects disadvantaged groups with professional athletes for inspiration and advice to take on grassroots sports.

Everyone no matter of their religion, ethnicity, gender or
sexual orientation can play and live together.

'When I Play' | espnW | ESPN Stories

espnW’s women-created and produced short film gives voice to every woman and girl who sees their movement as a movement. Click “Show More” for the powerful poem by Allison Glock.

#OneTeam: Athletes stand up for inclusion in sport

#OneTeam athletes share their stories in this powerful Public Service Announcement (PSA) exploring and promoting LGBTQ inclusion in sport.

Sweden's Refugee Runners

The refugee crisis in Europe is usually discussed in numbers – five million Syrians fleeing their country, 162,000 asylum applications to Sweden in 2015, an 82% drop one year later when Swedish parliament voted to toughen immigration laws.


  • LGTBQ people can not get married nor adopt children and have to face daily discrimination in issues such as blood donation, freedom of speech and employment in Lithuania.

  • Greece is one of the main entrances to Europe for refugees. Right now, more than 60.000 refugees wait there for their relocation in other EU countries. 

  • Romani people in Romania are three times more likely to be born in poverty and 60% of Romani men are unemployed in Romania.

  • It is not uncommon in Latvia for LGBTQ minorities groups to be harassed or even attacked. LGBTQ still have restricted rights, like the prohibition of marriage or adoption.

  • Similar to Romenia, it is a common joke amongst Slovenian public administration that “For a Romani, the easiest personal document to obtain, by far, is a death certificate”.

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