SKILLS by SPORT 4 MED: Sport as a vehicle for developing skills for the labor market and promoting employability and entrepreneurship

The project aims at promoting in a strategic way social transformation through sport in the Mediterranean region, by focusing on sport as a vehicle for promoting work capacities and employment/entrpreneurship. This objective goes in line with the main priorities of EU policies, not only in the frame of sport, but also in integration, immigration, development, security and international cooperation. In this sense Sport in this project is not and end but a “mean” (a tool) for addressing the social and economic problem of low employment, and hence massive migration processes, insecurity and terrorism threats.

The key need addressed by this project is the high unemployment rate in the Mediterranean Basin (both North and South Coasts), which can be efficiently addressed only through a long term oriented strategy aimed at strengthening the labour force capacity, including entrepreneurship. A second key need which the project addresses is the growing need of “empowering sport” as a tool for social impact-change, i.e. empowering sport as a means and no longer considering it only as a scope in itself. A third key need is promoting a cooperative and trustful environment between South Coast and North Coast in the Mediterranean Basin. The planned event in Egypt has the potential to become a little mile-stone in the cooperation dynamics.

The high reputation of the Consortium including United Nations ILO ensures a high-impact perspective to the  initiative.

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Financiamento do Projecto
European Commission
Parceiros Externos
CEI-IUL - Centro de Estudos Internacionais
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Psychology and Social Sciences Advanced School)
Confederação Portuguesa das Associações de Treinadores
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), INSIGHT - Save the dream
Croatian academic sport clubs Mladost of the University of Zagreb
International Olympic Truce Centre
Universitat de les Illes Balears
Cyprus Sports Organization
Informação transferida do Ciência-IUL