Combining a focus on fair play, equality and teamwork with discussion and reflection, football3 is a unique methodology that empowers young people with the skills they need to flourish off the pitch.

 

The football3 for respect project will harness the power of the football3 method to tackle the challenges of racism, violence, and radicalism faced by youth across Europe, many of them migrants and refugees. They all must deal with the negative consequences on a daily basis, often finding themselves with fewer opportunities, which in turn makes them more susceptible to disaffection and withdrawal from society. In the long term, these individuals are also vulnerable to  mental and physical health problems.

 

The cost is high - not only for the individuals themselves, but for European society as a whole. Compounding this challenge, in 2015 Europe faced the highest inflow of refugees since World War II, creating an additional group of young people with a high level of need.With the support of Erasmus+ funding and in collaboration with 13 partners from 11 different European countries, the football3 for respect project seeks to address these challenges. football3 for respect focuses on building local capacity, and, in turn, equipping coaches with the skills to counter violence, intolerance, discrimination and radicalisation through their training sessions. Specifically, this project will develop a Training-of-Trainers toolkit that will allow coaches in each partner organisation to learn how to implement the football3 method.  The project will directly reach 500 coaches and, through these coaches, 50,000 young sportspeople.

 

 

The project partners are:

 

 

 

 

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