European conference in the SIVSCE-project
In connection to the European Week of Sport, the results from the SIVSCE-project will be disseminated Thursday September 28th in Brussels. All are welcome at the one day, free of charge conference, but we expect that the main audience will be sport policy makers, representatives from European networks, representatives from sports organisations and representatives from organisations within other areas for whom the topics of social integration and/or volunteering are of interest.
The conference will discuss the role of sports clubs in society with a particular focus on social integration and volunteering. Points of awareness will be raised to help foster social integration and volunteering across Europe.
Social Inclusion and Volunteering in Sports Clubs in Europe (SIVSCE) A collaborative partnership co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project background and aim There is only a limited amount of knowledge on the political conditions for and structural characteristics of sports clubs that promote social inclusion and volunteering in sport. Most of the existing knowledge is, furthermore, context-specific tied to individual member states within the European Union. This project seeks to provide comparable knowledge across ten European countries, convert it into concrete suggestions for action, and disseminate this knowledge to politicians and sports professionals in Europe. The main aim is to promote social inclusion and volunteering in sports clubs in Europe.
Work packages The project is implemented in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in seven work packages (WP’s): • WP 1: A collection of sports policies in all of the participating countries. • WP 2: An online sports club survey conducted in each of the participating countries. • WP 3: An online member survey conducted in 30 sports clubs within each of the participating countries. • WP 4: Overall analysis of the results of the three studies conducted in WP1, WP2 and WP3, with the aim to elucidate the organisational, political and cultural factors that promote and inhibit social inclusion and volunteering in sports clubs. • WP 5: A collection of examples of best practice from each of the participating countries in relation to social inclusion and volunteering in sports clubs (three from each country). • WP 6: Elaboration of a handbook with suggestions for sports policies, club management and the like, which can promote social inclusion and volunteering in sports clubs. • WP 7: A broad dissemination of findings and suggestions (e.g. European and national conferences).