From 6-8 March, ENAIP NET hosted the first transnational meeting of the SIMS project in their Verona headquarters. The participants reviewed the sections of the initiative and defined the work plan for the coming months.
Led by España se Mueve, SIMS (Sport Inclusion Media Seal) is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. It is a 30-month project that will focus mainly on the promotion, through dissemination/communication, of social inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities through sport.
The origin of this project comes from an already completed Erasmus+ project "Europe is Moving: Sport inclusion through media" (EiM 1.0), which aimed to obtain a snapshot on the level of media involvement in the field of social inclusion and equal opportunities through sport and physical activity. The research conducted confirmed that media involvement is, in general, almost non-existent.
SIMS aims to respond to these identified needs by bringing together two of the main stakeholders: on the one hand, the media and, on the other hand, the organizations that promote and develop inclusive sport activities and events (inclusive sport organisations).
A European seal will be created to recognize those media that report on social inclusion and equal opportunities through sport and, especially, those that in addition to being informers have become promoters in this field.
The seal will function as a tool to be used to increase their commitment and provide training to broaden knowledge, skills/techniques and values. In this way they will increase the coverage of the actions implemented by inclusive sport entities and become promoters of social inclusion and equal opportunities through sport.
SIMS has the most international outstanding entities in each of the areas related to the project: press, sport for all, inclusion and education/training/certification. All of them have outstanding networks that will ensure a huge impact at European and even global level.
Besides TAFISA, the partners of the SIMS project are:
c/o Commerzbank / Filiale Höchst
D-65929 Frankfurt am Main
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