The Sport Empowers Disabled Youth 2 (SEDY 2) project will reschedule their program due to COVID-19. After the kick-off in Amsterdam last January the project members had to work online due to lockdowns and other measures.
The new schedule includes the creation of a consensus statement on inclusion in sport, collecting best practices in terms of promoting participation in sports, initiating a pilot phase and utilizing the outputs of the project to create a Sport Participation and INclusion (SPIN) tool.
SEDY2 is funded by the European Commission through an Erasmus+ Grant. The project is coordinated by inHolland University and also includes four universities - inclunding fellow ENSE Members Lithuanian Sport University and IP Stanrarem - and four sport federations.
More info about the project update can be found here.
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.