Sport Against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE is an Erasmus+ sport project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and its fundamental objectives are the following:
- to define skills necessary for predicting, avoiding and preventing violence, exclusion an intolerance through sport, and using sport as a ‘tool’ for resolving conflicts
- resolving conflicts as a part of future curriculum at universities and on lifelong learning programmes
- building sports capacity of educational institutions for efficient management of the ‘tool’ for resolving conflicts
Since one of the objectives has been defining skills necessary for predicting, avoiding and preventing violence, exclusion and intolerance, this project’s design requires research on the current condition and needs in order to offer necessary information and data which would be the groundwork for further activities, such as development of Skill Cards.
Therefore, the first project activity includes implementation of desk research and Focus Group Interviews, which will result in Desk Analysis and Needs Assessment.
Specific projects objectives:
- to assess general attitude and position of grass-root sports in relation to violence and social exclusion
- to identify skills and competencies in sport
- detailed review research of professional and scientific literature on the topic of competencies on sport with reference to social cohesion, activities against violence and social inclusion
- to find current programmes on activities against violence and social exclusion in grass-root sports clubs
- to find previous studies on sports competencies as activities against violence and social exclusion
- to find and learn ‘good practice’ in grass-root sports which supports social inclusion, non-violent behaviour and sports ethics
With the aim of implementation of the first project activity, Desk Analysis and Needs Assessment, it is necessary to use the following terminology and questionnaire for designing a document entitled Desk Research Report, which will include information from all seven countries received from SAVE Consortium.