Sport for all Genders & Sexualities
Duration: April 2022 to September 2024
The vision of the project is to create an inclusive and open-minded sports culture that is open to all genders and sexualities. Even in the advanced 21st century, European sport is still dominated by antiquated notions of masculinity and pejorative notions of femininity, as well as the strict division into "men" and "women". This dominant binary and masculine narrative in sport inevitably contributes to the discrimination and exclusion of women and girls (sexism), transgender people (transphobia), lesbians and gay men (homophobia) and all those who cannot or do not want to be categorised into one gender identity.
The overall aim of the project is to promote the inclusion and participation of all genders and sexualities in European grassroots sport. This requires an understanding of how athletes are still excluded from sport due to the prevailing binary gender norm. Together with relevant stakeholders from organised grassroots sport, SGS develops measures and methods (institutionalised dialogue, guidelines, awareness-raising campaigns and inclusive trainings) to eliminate these discriminations and break down barriers for transgender athletes, LGB persons and women.
The following activities aim to increase participation in sport for all and create a sport culture that is open to all genders and sexualities:
WP2: An empirical basis will be established through action-oriented research and best practices in institutional inclusion.
WP3: The development of concrete measures, such as inclusive policies, training methods and an awareness-raising campaign, as well as an institutionalised dialogue with stakeholders of organised sport and LGBT experts.
WP4: Implementation of the developed measures in national pilot actions in the five partner countries Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany.
WP5: Dissemination of the results achieved and the experience and knowledge gained, as well as making them available to a broad public for future and sustainable use.
The following are the main partners in SGS:
- Coordinator: Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (Austria)
- Partner: German Sports University (GSU, Germany) (Germany)
- Partner: European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (Netherlands)
- Partner: Assoziazione Italiane Cultura e Sport (Italy)
- Partner: Diversport (Spain)
- Partner: Landessportbund Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany)
- Partner: CSIT
Furthermore, there are three associated partners who will accompany the pilot actions in Austria:
- Associate Partner: Austrian Figure Skating Association (Austria)
- Associate Partner: Vienna Roller Derby (Austria)
- Associate Partner: Austrian Centre for Gender Competence in sport (Austria)
The 5th "BundesNetzwerkTagung des queeren Sports" (BuNT), a national network conference on queer sports, offers an important platform to deal with queer issues, participation and equal opportunities in sport from 31 October to 6 November 2022 at the German Sport University in Cologne (GSU)show more zu SGS is part of "BuNT 2022"
With the German Sport University Cologne (GSU), one of the top sport universities in Europe was host of the first SGS meeting.show more zu Partner of SGS meet in Cologne
This week the official logo of the EU project Sport for all Genders & Sexualities was publishedT This is a great opportunity to present the team of project partners.show more zu SGS presents Logo & Partners
The fairplay initiative at VIDC is looking for an external evaluator for the European Commission funded project “Sport for all Genders and Sexualities - Tackling Sexism, Trans- and Homophobia in European Grassroots Sport” (SGS).show more zu Sport for all Genders and Sexualities: Call for Recruitment of a European Evaluator
With an Kick Off meetting last Friday the Erasmus+ EU Project "Sport for all Genders & Sexualities - Tackling Sexism, Trans- and Homophobia in European Grassroots Sport" (SGS) finally started.show more zu New EU Erasmus+ Project started