F.I.T. – NetS (Fostering Inclusion Through NETworking & Sport)

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Date(s) - 05/05/2022 - 14/05/2022

Vauclin, Martinique

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Sport plays an important societal role and contributes decisively to the well-being of society. Thus, for young people, sport can, on the one hand, improve physical fitness and health, but it can also be an important tool for personal and professional development.
Talking about sport is not only about commenting on results, but it is also about education (informal), citizenship (involvement in sports associations is important, 56470 licenses issued in 2016 in Martinique), health, equality, economy, jobs, innovation… However, youth workers working with this target group often have little or no experience in using sport as an educational tool and do not know how to maximize the potential of sport in their daily work.

In addition, due to the geographical and cultural remoteness of the Caribbean region, few European projects related to youth are left there. Erasmus+ and its opportunities, is in fact very little known by associations and youth workers, let alone by young people. We believe that it is essential to promote these opportunities in terms of training, in the ORs of Europe.

Specific objectives were:
– to analyze the contexts, issues and challenges faced by young people in socio-economic precarious situations;
– to exchange the best practices and methodological tools related to Sport as an educational tool;
– to improve the skills of youth workers as part of their mission to include young people with fewer opportunities through sport;
– to develop knowledge of youth workers on the Erasmus + Sport program;
– to create concrete and sustainable partnerships enabling the creation and development of at least 6 intercultural Erasmus + projects promoting Sport as a socio-educational tool;
– to strengthen the networking of sports structures, operating in the ORs with their European counterparts.

Participants were from Martinique Madagascar, Aruba Aruba, Turkey Turkey, Lithuania Lithuania, Poland Poland, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Spain Spain, Italy Italy, Franch Guiana French Guiana and Slovakia Slovakia.