Implementing organisations:

- UNESCO Chair “Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness”, Institute of Technology Tralee

- Coordinator Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ireland

- Refugee Team, Netherlands

- Olympic Committee of Portugal, Portugal

 

Overall objective:

  • to develop a programme on human rights education tailored for sports practitioners working in educational institutions, emphasising the key role of sport in promoting human rights.

 

Specific objectives:

  • to raise awareness on sport as a human right and on its role in promoting human rights involving sports practitioners working in education institutions and policy developers.
  • to strengthen the capacity of sports professionals working in education institutions to provide human rights education through sports taking into consideration the needs of minority groups including refugees and migrants.
  • to reinforce the capacity of civil society organisations working in the sports sector so that they are better equipped to advocate for sport as a human right.

 

Outputs/expected results:

  • An online training module on providing human rights education tailored for physical education teachers, sports coaches and volunteers will be developed.
  • Physical education teachers, sports coaches and volunteers will be trained to provide human rights education in the pilot programme
  • Awareness raising materials such as videos and leaflets will be produced to sensitise civil society and present sport as a human right and as a tool to promote human rights.
  • Tools and guidelines on advocating to national governments and international organisations for human rights in and through sport will be developed.
  • An online knowledge hub to disseminate the results of the project and to provide support to individuals and organisations will be made available.

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