The Fit2Fit project will run from February 2015 to December 2016. The project is complex, but, at the same time ambitious, as it aims to study and survey good practices for social inclusion through sport at a national and international level.
The title of the campaign is a play on the word “FIT” which in English has two different meanings. In this context it conveys two messages:
1) the idea of being physically in form and “fit”, and
2) the idea of being included and part of society. In this case, the underlying idea that is through sport it is possible “fit in” or include young people in society.
In this way, it is intended to focus in the areas of creating soft skills, youth employment, social entrepreneurship, innovation, training, network interconnection, healthy behaviors, inter-relational dialogue, inclusion or social action, among others.
–Sport promotion as a vehicle for professional and personal growth, and civic participation of university students through their qualifications to draw up social entrepreneurship projects;
-Theoretical and practical training of 30 young volunteers (young people with fewer opportunities) in each participating country. They are those who will perform all sport actions to promote this project: 9 Seminars (100 training hours), 270 people;
-Carry through 9 Fit2Fit seminars in 9 higher education institutions (5 in Portugal, 2 in Croatia and 2 in Italy);
-Elaboration and spreading of a handbook of Good Practices.
The projects design will allow to involve about 3.000 young people with fewer opportunities. The monitoring of this project will be done through the Fit2Fit Platform, a webpage where it will be possible to find all the information regarding the project, including technical information, and information about the participants, the partners, public and private researchers.
The final stage consists in the dissemination of the results, through two major events:
Education through Sport Days (3rd edition) and Inclusion through Sport Congress (4th edition). Draw up a handbook of good practices is the last step. This manual will summarize the entire project, contain the ID good practices projects created in the course of Fit2Fit campaign, and the evaluation and dissemination of the final results.
This project relies on national partners, such as the National Plan of Ethics in Sport, Coimbra Education School, Coimbra Nursing School, but also European partners, such as Mine Vaganti (Italy) and Riječki Sportski Savez (Croatia). It is funded by the Erasmus + Programme, under Key Action 2: in particular through the application supported in action 2: Strategic Partnerships.