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INCLUDE – INCLUsive acaDemiEs

INCLUDE aims to tackle and root out discriminatory behaviors from youth sport and contribute to making youth sport safe and accessible for all.

Grant Agreement Number: 101050474

Funded by: Erasmus+      Duration: 01-05-2022 – 30-04-2024



Discrimination and violence in youth sport is underreported and there has been limited to no research both on the extent of the problem and its effect on young athletes and youth sport in general. Most importantly, there is limited information, guidelines, resources and support for youth sport academy staff and coaches to be in a position to actively address discrimination and violence and support young athletes and children in sport.


INCLUDE aspires to foster an inclusive environment in youth sport academies by empowering sports professionals to tackle discrimination and violence against youth athletes.


The report presents the experiences, views and perceptions of youth clubs and practitioners regarding the threat and effect of discrimination in youth sport. Also, the report includes effective approaches and practices that prevent and/or address discrimination in the context of youth sport academies.

The Curriculum is aimed at youth sport coaches and executives of youth academies and covers the issues of diversity, integration, inclusion and dealing with antisocial behaviours.

The e-Learning Platform contains information and instant access to a full suit of material, information and learning resources about promoting inclusion, diversity, integrity and values in youth sports.



🎥 Interview | Zacharias Stagakis (Hellenic Basketball Federation): “The importance of inclusion in youth sports”

🎥 Interview | Giannis Daskolias (AEK Betsson BC): “The importance of inclusion in youth sports”

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre (Greece)
CARDET (Coordinator – Cyprus)
CESIE (Italy)
The Rural Hub (Ireland)
European Network of Sport Education (Austria)
Institute of Development (Cyprus)

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