Next week, the Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY) project will hold its kick-off meeting in Amsterdam.
Every person has the same right to participate in play, recreation and sporting activities, but equal access has not always to be the case for youth with disabilities. Instead, youth with disabilities are generally less physically active, participate less in sports activities and show a reduced fitness level compared to their non-disabled peers.
Besides Sport Federations as well as Sport Educational Institutes, ENSE is participating in this project, which aims to address these issues by encouraging inclusion and equal opportunities in sport. The consortium will be analyzing the field of sport and inclusion and the particular needs of disabled youth within this field of interest. A team of experienced researchers will develop and implement a Sport Participation and INclusion (SPIN) tool. This tool will consist of several practical instruments and interventions to assist youth with a disability to become more physically active.
First results of the project will be announced after the meeting on this website, more details on the SEDY 2 project can be found here.