Projects Co-Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme provides funding to projects at the European level that bring organisations from different countries partnering together to develop new innovative resources, networks, platforms, or tools to the benefit of European. In this framework, TAFISA has been a leader or partner in several projects co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme and is currently involved in the following ongoing projects:

Ongoing Projects

BeActive Beach Games
 

BeActive Beach Games

January 2019 - June 2020
Project Leader:
Latvian Sports Federations Council

The BeActive Beach Games aim to promote physical activities on the "beach" (including sand or rock beaches by the sea but also other terrains such as grass next to lakes, rivers, etc.) and through the development and testing of a new organisation format that fosters the participation of different segments of population, inclusion through sport, social and health values learning and intercultural exchange and cooperation. They are inclusive and involve families with children, youngsters, adults and senior citizens from different socio-economical backgrounds, citizens with disabilities, and vulnerable minorities.

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Sport Inclusion: Full Participation in Sport by Persons with Disabilities

Sport Inclusion

January 2018 - June 2020
Project Leader:
APCAS - Association of Cerebral Palsy of Almada Seixal

The InSport project aims to develop a European model for the inclusion in sport of people with disabilities, based on a survey of existing best national practices and the greatest barriers to inclusion in EU member states. Once the survey has been carried out and the model is developed, a public web-based platform will be designed to provide knowledge and resources on best practices to fully include people with disabilities in sport. InSport is also aiming to establish a monitoring framework for the inclusion-rate of people with disabilities in sport across the EU member states.
 

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PACTE: Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe

Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe

January 2018 - December 2020
Project Leader:
Sport and Citizenship

The PACTE project aims to sensitize municipalities, Europe-wide, on the crucial role they can play promoting Physical Activity.
The first step focused on a European survey on physical activity policies at municipal level in Europe. Now the focus is on developing an online toolkit to support municipalities take steps for the happiness and well-being of their citizens. This will offer a tool to enable cities to design their “Active City action plan” and self-evaluate themselves, along with recommendations, case studies, good practices and quick wins to help them start off new initiatives.
 

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Sport for All and the Environment

Sport for All and the Environment

January 2018 - June 2019
Project Leader:
Foundation for Recovery Aluminium Packaging RECAL

The Sport for All and the Environment project seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of implementing ecological behaviour in Sport for All. The purpose is to promote sport in a safe and clear environment and to enhance public education in the field of environmentally friendly sport events linked to sustainable development.
As an outcome of the project, "Green Guidelines" have been developed to help organisers design and host environment-friendly Sport for All events.
TAFISA supports the project as external expert.



 

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FAIR: Forum for Anti-doping in Recreational Sport

Forum for anti-doping in recreational sport

January 2017 - December 2019
Project Leader:
EuropeActive

The FAIR project is based on the insights provided by the Study on Doping Prevention in Recreational Sport of January 2015, completed by EuropeActive as the consortium leader. This network can provide a basis for both future policy development and a long-term common approach in the prevention of doping in recreational sport.
FAIR will be a project with strong long-term outcomes, targeting a wide audience beyond the participating organisations at European, national and regional levels. A strong evidence-base will assure the quality of the project and its design aims for a sustainable and long-term impact.
 

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ADVICE – Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education

Anti-Doping Values in Coach Education

January 2017 - December 2019
Project Leader:
University of Hull

Although doping is usually associated with elite sport, a recent report revealed that some athletes within grassroots sport also take performance enhancing drugs. This may be due to a lack of awareness of what constitutes banned substances, a lack of testing within grassroots sport, and a lack of comprehension of the dangers to one’s health. The ADVICE project aims to create a mobile application designed to reduce doping in grassroots sports. It involves a collaboration of organisations from 7 countries with expertise in doping, coach education, pedagogy, psychology, policy, and behaviour change.

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Keep Youngsters Involved
 

Keep Youngsters Involved

January 2017 - June 2019
Project Leader:
Knowledge Centre for Sport

The Keep Youngsters Involved project aims to find answers to the question: ‘How can we prevent youngsters (age 12-19) from dropout from sport?
In many European countries, a lot of youngsters give up sport due to a lack of motivation, problems with school schedule or different interests. The project targets youngsters in general and specifically those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The outcomes of the project which are applicable to sports clubs all over Europe have been presented during the project’s final conference in 2019. This includes various resources for coaches to prevent dropout from sport.
 

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Completed Projects

PRIME: Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education

Participation, Recreation and Inclusion through Martial Arts Education

January 2017 - December 2018
Project Leader:
International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education

The aim of the PRIME Project is to develop a high-quality coaching framework to support the promotion of healthy martial arts participation among people with disabilities in Europe. The martial arts are an unusually diverse and adaptable group of movement and sport forms, offering popular contexts for engaging and supporting the healthy development of people with disabilities. In addition, martial arts can introduce through this framework a range of self-defence learning experiences and - in the light of evidence that people with disabilities in Europe are often targets for violent crimes - these experiences will also make important contributions to participants’ confidence, safety and well-being.

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ETSGP: European Traditional Sports and Games Platform

European Traditional Sports and Games Platform

January - December 2017
Project Leader:
TAFISA

The ETSGP project aimed at creating a central resource hub encompassing the three complimentary elements of research, policy and practice, enabling the future development of a coordinated approach to the preservation and promotion of European TSG.
The online tool comprises the European TSG State of Play, the platform's constitution, a European TSG bibliography.
It also includes an online directory of policy paper and resolutions mentioning TSG, TSG organisations, scholars and universities, and good practices and inspirations.



 

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PASS: Physical Activity Serving Society
 

Physical Activity Serving Society

January 2015 - December 2017
Project Leader:
Sport and Citizenship

The PASS project aimed at raising awareness on the physical activity crisis and at promoting HEPA at European level through providing good practices and recommendations. It is based on the principle of integrating physical activity as a tool/solution into relevant sectors of society like education, public health, cities and urban planning, the sport industry and grassroots sports.
The PASS project draws inspiration from the comprehensive Designed To Move research and campaign about the benefits of physical activity, adapting its message to reach decision-makers at the European level.


 

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EWoS Toolbox: European Week of Sport Toolbox

BeActive

January 2015 - April 2016
Project Leader:
TAFISA

The EWoS Toolbox aimed to promote the European Week of Sport and help European, national and local organizations to implement it. It includes recommendations and good practice examples, an introductory video and infographics. Those materials have been developed to make the toolbox attractive and accessible in all Europe.

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RECALL: Games of the Past - Sports for Today

TAFISA RECALL

January 2014 - June 2015
Project Leader:
TAFISA

The project is based on the belief that Traditional Sports and Games are part of the world heritage and a symbol of cultural diversity. RECALL goal is to remake Traditional Sports and Games part of young people everyday life to address nowadays social challenges such as solidarity, diversity and inclusion, cultural awareness and peace. The aim is also to decrease physical inactivity worldwide and encourage the cooperation between mainstream sports and Traditional Sports and Games.

 

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SportCityNet
 

Sport City Net

January 2013 – June 2014
Project Leader:
TAFISA

SportCityNet aimed at improving the life quality in European cities and communities, increasing the levels of physical activity participation and integrating physical activity into the everyday lives by raising awareness, sharing knowledge and experiences about its benefits, and providing practical tools for the promotion of Sport for All in the city setting. The project developed a "toolkit" describing the 5 Key Success Areas to become an Active City.

 

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