After our Online Kickoff coordination meeting, every partner organisation started preparing the first phase of local activities to be carried out in each country. The first activity in the agenda was an analysis about ethnic minorities and migrants at 2 levels: society and sport, where every partner researched and analysed in depth about legislation, practice, statistics, roles, participation, etc.
Then we moved on the identification of existing good practices at local level where sport is used as a tool for inclusion of the ethnic minorities and migrants, promoting their participation in the society and peaceful coexistence As part of the first phase of local activities, each country also identified and mapped a series of relevant stakeholders at a local level.
Each partners held meetings with people belonging to ethnical minorities, migrants, sports trainers, coaches, policy-makers, etc., in each country to make the project public, increase its visibility (as well as the Erasmus+ programme) and reflect on the situation of ethnic monitories and migrants and how sport can be a tool for inclusion and participation (round table).
Finally, each partner carried out a diagnosis and definition of the specific learning needs of sports professionals, educators, trainers, youthworkers, etc, that want to use sport as a tool for social inclusion in each country. All the data gathered throughout this local activities I phase, will be used to create the material for the International Seminar in Malaga and future activities in the framework of this project.
In some cases, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some of the activities were delayed and/or carried on online (specially the meetings with stakeholders), but all partner countries carried out this entire first phase of local activities successfully!