Novis – No Violence in Sport

Project details

Preventing violence, intolerance and discrimination in sport
Upcoming Activities
2 Sep
In collaboration with network members Brentford FC, Chelsea FC, Club Brugge, Ferencvárosi TC, Inter Milan, Rangers FC, SL Benfica, Werder Bremen, and project partner Geef Racisme de Rode Kaart, EFDN launched the Show Racism the Red Card programme. The 1st seminar will be held on 2nd and 3rd September at Read more
15 Sep
EFDN is looking forward to the next Breaking Barriers through Football Youth Exchange in Lisbon. Young people from five different cultures will come together from the 15th to the 21th of September.  The youth exchange provides the 17 to 25 year olds from Aberdeen FC, PFC Ludogorets 1945, NAC Breda, KAS Read more
18 Nov
On 19th and 20th of November 2019, the European Football for Development Network is proud to organise our 13th EFDN ‘CSR in European Football’ Conference. The event will be hosted by FC Barcelona at their famous Camp Nou stadium and will be a celebration of the 5 year anniversary of EFDN and the 25 Read more

Novis – No Violence in Sport

From January 2018 onwards, the NOVISPORT programme, coordinated by CGFS, the Italian Youth Centre for Physical Training will be delivered by EFDN in partnership with 10 organisations from 7 different EU member states, Italy, Romania, The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria and Poland. The programme will run until March 2020.

The programme aims to address challenges such as violence and intolerance linked to sport events and to promote the culture of sport, fair play and teamwork. NOVISPORT sets out to have direct impact on young participants who will be non-formally educated to combat violence in sport and promote the real sport culture and the true European sport values. Participants will increase their responsibility, empowerment and active participation in the prevention of violence in sport. Furthermore, in this way the project will lead to the development of a new educated young generation in Europe. In the long-term, this approach will also benefit the participants involvement in society. Additionally, the project aims at having direct impact on sport stakeholders in order to increase the awareness and visibility of initiatives for combating episodes of violence in sport. This shall contribute to the future development of new partnership and sport networks across Europe.

The overall purpose of the project is to prevent of and fight against incidents of violence, racism and any form of intolerance in sports, particularly in youth sport sectors and at amateur level.

The programme objectives are:

  • Educating young people about the true sport culture and the values of sport
  • Developing training activities through a teachers methodological guide and Open Educational Resources
  • Promoting active participation of sport stakeholders (sport clubs) in combating violence in sport
  • Raising awareness on the importance of combating violence and racism in sport
  • Sharing experience and best practice in the field of the project

Sport Educational Camps

The project core activities are Sport Educational Camps for young people in all 7 European partner countries. The Sport e-camps consist of a mix of activities such as lessons and workshops on sport, non-formal education, creative working groups, games and sporting activities. The sport camps are be targeted at young people 10-18 years old which have fewer opportunities regarding social, cultural and economic aspects.

NOVISPORT aims at establishing the approach of Sport e-camps at a European level. The e-camps make it possible to provide and share a Teachers Methodological Guide and a public database of Open Educational Resources.

Furthermore, the NOVISPORT initiative will develop and test an approach on how clubs and federations can directly participate in combating violence in sport.

Getting Sport Stakeholders involved

Within the programme delivery EFDN in particular takes responsibility regarding the organisation of networking activities and the exchange of best practices among the parties involved.

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