The Adaptive sport programs project combines the efforts of 4 organisations from Slovenia, Portugal, Italy and Romania in order to address the general objective of the Erasmus sport program of promotion of equal opportunities in sports, with the focus on people with disabilities, concretely three specific target groups (people with physical disabilities, people with visual impairments and people with mental health disabilities).The need for this project arises from the statistical observation and more importantly from the national observations of the partnering countries on the lack of sport programs for people with disabilities. As written in the report of the European Commission in Mapping on access to sport for people with disabilities published in December 2018:” There are an estimated 80 million people with a disability in the EU, equivalent to approximately 15% of the EU population and who are less likely to participate in organised sport practised in sport clubs than non-disabled people.” The main aim of the project is to collect good practices on European level of the participating organizations and additionally develop new adaptive sport programs through study visits among partnering organisations with the purpose of social inclusion of people with disabilities in sport activities. Sport clubs and sport program providers can all benefit from having a method of making appropriate adaptations and modifications to sport activities, which will be developed through a project Playbook, which will also be adapted to braille writing to give added value to the project and be available for other beneficiaries.
Our main aim is to
adopt existing sport activities in local communities and additionally develop new programs with the purpose of social inclusion with people in disabilities in sport activities.