Novis – No Violence in Sport

Project details

Preventing violence, intolerance and discrimination in sport
Upcoming Activities
16 Mar
Eight European clubs meet at Werder Bremen for the “Welcome through Football” EFDN Staff Exchange from the 16th to the 18th of March. The goal of the StaffExchange is to share ideas and best practices on football-based refugee programmes. Our host Werder Bremen will present their Spielraum methodology and give Read more
24 Mar
EFDN is proud to announce our 14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference. On the 24th and 25th of March, EFDN will organise the 14th edition of the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football. Join more than 175 professionals from over 80 clubs, leagues and FAs at NAC Breda’s Rat Verlegh stadium in the Read more
25 Jun
EFDN and the Dutch Department of Justice (DJI) host the 5th edition of the annual Football Works Festival at the prison in Vught, the Netherlands, on the 25th of June 2020.  Together with the football tournament, which will involve 12 teams from across Europe, there is also a special Football 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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