The project “Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities”, which began in January 2021, has now launched a dedicated website. By accessing the link https://inclusivesportsforchildren.eu/, those interested can find information about the objectives and activities of the project, and, through images and stories, they can get to know children and young people involved in the project. In total, the partners aim to involve over 5,200 children and young people with and without intellectual disabilities from 55 cities in Central, Southern and Balkan Europe in the project.
Throughout the project life cycle, news about football and basketball events for young people with and without intellectual disabilities in each country will be published on the website. Through these news items, readers will discover the impact that the project has on the social integration of children and young people with intellectual disabilities at a community level. The sports competitions organized throughout the project aim to encourage social inclusion and to contribute to the improvement of cognitive, social and motor skills for children with intellectual disabilities, aged between 6-12 years.
The project “Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities” benefits from a grant of 1,195,000 Euros from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
The project is coordinated and managed by Motivation Romania Foundation in partnership with Special Olympics Romania, Special Olympics Iceland, Special Olympics Slovakia, Special Olympics Lithuania, Special Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina, Special Olympics Montenegro, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Foundation and the University of Physical Education in Poznan.