SPED Educational Manual

Good practices and new ways to engage young people by using sport as a tool for inclusion


Sport has been proven to be an effective tool for inclusion besides being a tool for health and personal development. The aim of the manual is to share good practices and learn new ways to engage young people from different cultural backgrounds and with fewer opportunities by using sport as a tool for youth work.

The manual is intended especially for sport organizations and instructors working with young people and to all those interested in promoting social inclusion in and through youth sport activities: all types of sport organizations and clubs, trainers, instructors.

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Skills for You(th) through Sport handbook

Sport-based education programmes to facilitate upward social mobility for disadvantaged young people


The handbook aims to raise awareness on the transferable skills that sport-based educational activities can develop for young people – especially those not in employment, education or training.

The publication is preliminarily addressing youth and sport organizations that aim to deliver programs that can boost certain soft skills of youngsters from fewer opportunities backgrounds.

Besides providing practical advices, it also features ten European organizations that run employability and sport-based development programs for youth target groups.

Climb aboard: young people and rights in the land I want


The Photobook “Let’s get on board” was born within the project “Let’s get on board”, which involved a group of 20 young people from 6 municipalities (Drapia, Parghelia, Ricadi, Spilinga, Tropea, Zaccanopoli) of the Province of Vibo Valentia. The project, financed by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, was born from the ideas of some young people in the area, who identified a common objective: to contribute to a rediscovery and enhancement of the territory through the lens of young active citizens. The photobook is intended to take the reader on a small journey to come across the beautiful things in the area, but also to identify the gaps, seen through the eyes of the young people who live there. Through the photobook, these same young people put forward proposals for change that only all together – administrations, associations, schools, citizens – can implement in order to live in ‘the territory I would like’. The photobook is meant to be an invitation to an ever broader collaboration towards an inclusive and sustainable reality in which leaving is a choice and not the only option.