about steady project

The majority of disabled people face poverty and discrimination. However, disabled refugees face double vulnerability: “They are among the most marginalized in an already disposed group”.The unique ability of sports to transcend linguistic, cultural and social barriers makes it an excellent platform for strategies of inclusion and adaptation.Furthermore, the universal popularity of sport and its physical, social and economic development benefits make it an ideal tool for fostering the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities.

 

The STEADY Project aims at increasing sports participation of Displaced Youth with Disabilities (DYD) by promoting volunteering and equal access of refugees & migrants with disabilities to organized Paralympic sports and grassroots sport.

 

The STEADY Project has selected its partners in a way to assure the highest quality performance. Sport organizations with deep and long knowledge in disability sports (Agitos Foundation, Hellenic Paralympic Committee, Serbian Paralympic Committee, Play and Train), organizations with long and extensive experience in social inclusion and social minorities policies (Vienna Institute for the Development and Cooperation), organizations with strong background in disability inclusion policies (Attivamente, Centro Social de Soutelo, Footura) and organizations with expertise in evaluation of social projects’ impact and social value (Equal Society). Each partner has an interdependent role which brings the unique input to the project.

 

The STEADY Project has a duration of three years (2019 – 2021) and is funded by the Erasmus+ Sport program of the European Commission.