OPPORTUNITY Project

OPPORTUNITY: fostering social inclusion and gender equality in formal and nonformal educational contexts through applying traditional sports and games
Start: 01-01-2021 - End: 31-12-2023
Project Reference: 622100-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-SPO-SCP
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Sport
Action Type: Collaborative Partnerships
Partners: National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC). Spain (Coordinator); University of Lleida (UdL). Spain; Asociación de Disminuidos Psíquicos “La paz” (ADISPAZ). Spain; University of Coimbra (UC). Portugal - Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education; Associazione Giochi Antichi (AGA). Italy; Croatian Traditional Games and Sports Association (CTSGA). Croatia; Institute for the Development of Sport and Education (IRSiE). Poland; Tunisian Association for the Safeguarding of Heritage Games and Sports (ATSJSP). Tunisia; European Traditional Sports and Games Association (AEJeST/ETSGA). France

OPPORTUNITY Partners

The project OPPORTUNITY is an initiative of nine organizations representing different sectors (sport, culture and education) aimed at fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality within physical activity via TSG scenarios. Within the project implementation, Project Partners plan to develop a Practical Interventional Methodology including six scenarios of applying TSG as a tool of fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality within formal and nonformal education environments. The Methodology will be disseminated via developed Massive Open Online Course for sport coaches and educators and tested within implementation of TSG Pilot Inclusive actions in seven countries. Social impact of the project will be evaluated and validated by academic project partners and supported by developed digital tool (Mobile App) for collecting evidence and its preliminary analysis. Developed and validated Methodology can be used further by any sport or educational organization interested in applying TSG as a tool for fostering social inclusion and gender equality.

By achieving this aim, the project will contribute in delivering:
- A new Practical Interventional Methodology of applying TSG for fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality within six interventional scenarios. The Methodology will be tested in different European countries.

-Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “TSG as a tool for fostering social inclusion and gender equality” in English, Spanish and French languages.

- A pool of 1400 sport coaches, physical education teachers, undergraduate students of physical activity and education faculties, educators across Europe, trained on the new Practical Intervention Methodology via MOOC.

- A set of indicators (social inclusion and gender equality index) that assess the impact of the project Practical Intervention Methodology on beneficiaries.

- An Evaluation App for measuring the impact of Practical Intervention Methodology.

- A group of 2150 beneficiaries male and female participants of TSG Pilot Inclusive Actions with and without intellectual disabilities) with improved index of social inclusion and gender equality. Around 30% of them are participants with intellectual disabilites. Between 40 and 60% of the total number of beneficiaries are female participants.

- Networking, sharing best practices and knowledge generation among local, national and international organizations promoting TSG as a tool for social inclusion. At least 65 new organizations commit with OPPORTUNITY vision and goals.

- Around 60 sport organizations and 60 educational institutions across Europe, interested in TSG as sport and social practice, will be involved into implementation of TSG Pilot Inclusive actions.

- Informal international community of practice (peer-learning online platform) built by at least 1400 sport coaches, physical education teachers, students of physical activity and education faculties, volunteers and other professionals, interested in TSG as a practical tool for fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equallity.

- Practical recommendations for application of TSG methodology into educational sport practice, based on evidence collected within implementation of pilot project activities.

The project creates the opportunity for organizations, representing different sectors (sport, culture and education) to strengthen their joint efforts, aimed on fostering social inclusion and gender equality within physical activity via TSG scenarios by implementing the following set of project objectives:
1. To compile good practices on:
- Applying TSG as a tool for fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality in different contexts of learning,
- Existing educational modules and courses about TSG, its nature, educational potential and impact on fostering social inclusion and gender equality,
- Existing tools for measuring impact of TSG on fostering social inclusion and gender equality.

2. To develop Practical Intervention Methodology of applying TSG for fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality.

3. To develop an online course (MOOC) for physical education teachers and sport coaches (professionals and students) with a set of recommendations on application of TSG and measuring its impact for fostering social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and gender equality.

4. To implement TSG Pilot Inclusive Actions, that will be implemented by educational institutions (schools, universities, non-formal education entities) and sport organizations in cooperation with centres and associations working with people with intellectual Disabilities and for gender equality within formal and nonformal learning contexts.

5. To develop a digital tool (mobile application) for measuring impact of TSG activities on fostering social inclusion and gender equality:
- To define set of indicators,
- To develop app for recollecting evidence-based data,
- To implement evidence-based data analysis.

6. To promote Networking and peer learning opportunities among specialists and institutions applying TSG as a tool for fostering social inclusion and gender equality.

Therefore, the project creates three main opportunities for organizations and professionals willing to apply TSG as a tool for social inclusion and gender equality:
- TO LEARN about the inclusive character of TSG and its methodology via the Handbook, the MOOC and the online community of practice;
- TO ACT applying TSG inclusive methodology within Pilot Inclusive and Gender Equality Actions;
- TO ANALYSE the impact of TSG Pilot Inclusive and Gender Equality Actions using APP, developed within the project.

OPPORTUNITY objectives


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