First of all, sport can make an important contribution to help tackle the socio-economic changes, the main challenges that Europe will face before the end of the decade and support the implementation of the European policy agenda, in particular for inclusion.

Boccia is the best example of good practice in what social inclusion applied to sports is concerned: it’s a highly inclusive sport, since men and women of any age, and with any disability and even high degree of incapacity can practice it, and therefore enhance their health physical activity, fits perfectly in the definition of sport for all.

There are no better “ambassadors” of boccia, then the actual practitioners, who would pass the word on boccia through voluntary actions next to young people.

This project is based on the following objectives:

1. Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, especially by supporting the implementation of EU strategies, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy, by recognizing boccia a good practice;

2. Support the mobility of volunteers, trainers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;

3. Support the empowerment of volunteers through training first and voluntary actions, especially the ones who are fewer opportunities (disability); and

4. Promote synergies with and among stakeholders at local, regional, national and international levels, focused on promoting sport and physical activity and tackling the sport-related challenges.


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