Sport for all Genders & Sexualities

Duration: April 2022 to September 2024
Program: Erasmus+

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:

Furthermore, there are three associated partners who will accompany the pilot actions in Austria: