CORPLAY overall project objective is to enhance the role of sport in preventing youth radicalization, by developing a sport grassroots innovative approach to tackle intolerance, xenophobia and discrimination leading to extremism, while increasing youth participation in sport. In this context the project aims at understanding the role of sports in both radicalization and deradicalization processes and at arranging learning and awareness tools for grassroots coaches, referees sport managers, physical activity teachers and various stakeholders, while developing a CORPLAY perspective for policy recommendations.
Sport represents an ideal platform to build communities, to raise mutual respect, and to combat racism, discrimination and exclusion. But, as stressed by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in its researches on racism, discrimination and exclusion in sport, “despite significant progress made in past years, sport continues to face a number of challenges related to racism and ethnic discrimination”.
Cell of Alternative Youth Activities, KEAN – Greece
USMA – Italy
Rosto Solidario – Protugal
Municipality of Evrotas – Greece
Hacettepe University – Turkey
Opportunity and Protection Association – Bulgaria