Step In For Inclusion; increasing participation & volunteering of young people with disabilities

The international activity “Step In For Inclusion”, organised by ENGSO Youth, took place on 6-9 July 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

30 young people from all over Europe gathered to tackle the issue of exclusion of youngsters with disabilities in sport.

The event was funded by Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation.

Day one revolved around team building activities and getting to know each other. After building bridges and testing inclusivity of the structures, participants started to discuss how sport can contribute to social inclusion.

Sharing session on challenges and opportunities, related to disabilities, and introduction to the Council of Europe’s manual and work on human rights education with young people were the first two activities of the second day.

Day three covered the topics of adapting sport games and inclusive volunteering. Best practice examples were shared by Tobias from Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and Special athletes from Lithuania – Sandra, Erikas and Ernestas.

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