CISCA is addressing the pressing need for social inclusion in and through Sport within European neighbourhoods while at the same time exploring new approaches and synergies operationalizing the social dimension of Sport and the European dimension of cooperation in Sport. Our project aims at developing a curriculum for exploring the potential of sport activities in supporting participation and civic engagement linked to the different issues of neighbourhood management such as urban planning, urban regeneration, social inclusion, diversity management, environmental issues, access to infrastructures, use of public spaces, etc.
Our attention will be focusing on how local sport can increase the access to urban services, especially to communities that have fewer opportunities.
CISCA aims at achieving the following objectives:
To produce a critical and comparative analysis of good experiences based on the interaction between Sport
and community activism
To explore new approaches and synergies operationalizing the social dimension of Sport and the European dimension of trans sectorial cooperation in Sport, with a focus on civil society organizations/activists and Sport groups/associations.
To develop a curriculum for exploring the potentials of sport activities in supporting participation and civic engagement.
Direct beneficiaries of the project’s outcomes will be Sport operators (Trainers and Coaches in grassrootSport organizations/groups), local NGOs, activists (members of citizens’groups and committees) and citizens.
Besides horizontal priority of inclusion and diversity, CISCA elaborates on the European priorities in the field of Sport, with a particular reference to strengthening the social dimension of Sport, in line with the European Commissions referring to Sport as playing an essential role in gathering citizens together and tackling the issuesthat matter to them.