The TeamUp! project aims thus to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport by improving access to sport for PWID in mainstream structures

EASPD Team up!

The TeamUp! project aims thus to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport by¬†improving access to sport for PWID in mainstream structures. Raising awareness, training activities and community building process are therefore needed to stop discrimination and stigma that PWID faces in the sports sector and facilitate their access to mainstream sport. The project activities are then designed to support the correct implementation of European policies on sports, in particular the White Paper on Sport, the EU Physical Activities Guidelines, the Council’s¬†Recommendation to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.

Main activities

  • Development of a tool for community mapping at local level to facilitate legal frameworks for inclusion
  • Development of a joint training for sports professionals
  • Creation of a community of practice at national level to link PWID and persons without disability to team up.

Innovative outputs

  • Community Mapping Tool to help organisations in the identification and assessment of relevant stakeholders with the final aim of building local networks for inclusive sports.
  • Joint training course targeted at sports professionals to train them about the importance of inclusive sports tools and methodologies
  • Roadshows for local community of practice to serve as a public place for all sports stakeholders, and especially people with disabilities, can meet and team up with non-disabled people to organise inclusive sports and physical exercise activities.