INSPORT+ is a project co-financed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. It falls within the framework of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union which supports, among other things, European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to promote voluntary activities, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.
Along the lines of the Erasmus Programmes, INSPORT+ wants to support the social inclusion of people with mental disabilities through sport. The project will develop its activities from January 2016 until December 2017 in a partnership including European centres of excellence from nine different European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom) under the leadership of the Municipality of Prato.
Insport+ is built upon the experience of the previous INSPORT project developed in 2013-2014 and resulted in a number of deliverables:
- A context mapping analysis in the countries of each partner;
- A Good Practise Collection, gathering the most valuable experiences identified by the partners;
- The INSPORT Charter of Sport, a declaration of intents identifying 5 strategic areas where efforts should be prioritized.
While INSPORT generally addressed the inclusion of disabled people, INSPORT+ has focused the attention on mental disability identified, in the research analysis of
the INSPORT project, as the area where most barriers are to be found.