EFDN celebrates Erasmus Days 2020

15 October 2020

EFDN celebrates Erasmus Days 2020

The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union will observe 15, 16 & 17 October as Erasmus Days to celebrate its impact in Europe and beyond as a unique opportunity to organise an event, share Erasmus experiences and/or spread the word about various projects. International mobility and European citizenship are once again at the heart of the #ErasmusDays 2020. In 2019, 3 995 events were held in 53 countries!

Erasmus+ beneficiaries, European actors and/or alumni of the programme, the #ErasmusDays are the chance to share experiences, organise events and spread the word about projects. The #ErasmusDays also give three days dedicated to learning more about the Erasmus+ Programme and talk with alumni about shared experiences. Exhibitions, concerts, contests, seminars, partner networking, open days, distribution of Europass Mobility documents, digital events will bottom up be successful for #ErasmusDays. Local events will be organised by and for citizens with countries organising a multitude of actions for the #Erasmusdays.

EFDN receives funding from the Erasmus+ programme for a multitude of programmes . The partnership has covered areas including diversity, education, equality, health, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, mental health, social inclusion, sustainability and volunteering among others. EFDN would like to present some of the programmes that are co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme:

Show Racism the Red Card – it utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The project aims to raise awareness of diversity, foster social cohesion, and reduce physical and verbal violence linked to racism. The programme includes the education of young people and adults in schools, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums.

Tackling Colour Blindness in Sport (TACBIS) – it addresses, raises awareness on the issue and investigates the prevalence of colour blindness in football (fans and players), identify barriers to progression for colour blind players and coping mechanisms employed by colour blind players. Together with project partners, EFDN aims to raise awareness for colour blindness in sport and society and promote surroundings that are colour blind friendly.

Welcome Through Football – it aimed to share best practices and deliver a football-based social inclusion methodology directed at reaching and working with young refugees from the ages of 7 through to 25.  Clubs delivered different football-based community programmes with a focus on social inclusion, integration and acceptation of refugees in their region and Europe. They also aimed to train refugees to become coaches to assist with their inclusion into society and the labour market.

EFDN Youth Exchanges – allow clubs to provide groups of young people from different countries with the chance to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods. Youth Exchanges take place outside the conventional environment of the participants. At an EFDN Exchange programme, participants take part in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more, that work towards shared themes of objectives.

EFDN Staff Exchanges – are based on football as a unique experience for both the participants, organisation and all persons involved. The participants gather to exchange ideas and methodologies, share best practices and experiences and – if applicable – to compose a small practice guide with inspiring projects and training methodologies to enhance the quality of sport-based social inclusion programmes for youth in general and children with disabilities. Such practice guides are meant to enhance and diversify the quality of local projects for youth with special needs and disabilities.

Visit the Erasmus Days website for more details about the three-day celebration.


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