Respect differences, be the winner!
OUTPUT 1: Current Situation Report
Consolidated Transnational Current Situation Report
The partners compiled a report, which describes what is the current situation is in the participating countries, regarding the incidents and means of dealing with discriminatory behaviour at sport clubs and associations.
To be able to reach the necessary outcomes, the partners first carried out a desk research, through which they identified the current socioeconomic situation in each country (in terms of migrant/refugee influx, unemployment, development potential, etc). Following the desk research, the partners carried out a field research, targeting four categories of individuals who are involved in sports (athletes, coaches, parents and club officials/representatives).
To achieve the aim, four questionnaires were developed. The partners tried to involve a broad variety of sports, in order to be in the position to map the current situation as analytically as possible throughout the participating countries. The partners also ensured that not only the big city centres were the ones that participated in the field research, but also regional/local representatives, given that they will reflect different social issues that need to be addressed, depending on the location, economic situation, migrant/refugee influx, etc. The partners tried to have an equal distribution when it comes to age groups of athletes, targeting young adults from 16 up to 21 years old. Each partner collected at least 25 questionnaires per category identified (i.e. athletes, coaches, sport clubs/associations and parents).
In the report the partners analysed the types of discriminatory behaviour which are usually encountered during practice or games in the participating countries, the way that coaches recognise and address them, the role of the sports association/clubs when these incidents occur, the parents’ reaction and position, as well as that of the athletes.
The analysis of the questionnaires lead the partners to identify the most common forms of discriminatory behaviours encountered, the extent to which these are adopted and/or replicated, the way that the club and parents usually react to them, the way the coaches deal with them and which tools they have at their disposal to address them.
The conclusions of the report prepared the partners to structure the following intellectual output, which relates to the development of a training course for coaches and sport clubs/ associations on how to identify and manage diversity among their athletes.
Tasks carried out leading to the production of the intellectual output
Drafting of a Consolidated report: the coordinator of the intellectual output will compose a consolidated report, based on the findings of the country reports, which will serve as a unique document for the consortium, upon which they will base the development of the M_Coach training course.
Executive Summary of the Report in Partners National Languages
Executive Summary - Slovenian
Executive Summary - French
Executive Summary - Spanish
Executive Summary - Portuguese
Executive Summary - Croatian
Executive Summary - Greek
Executive Summary - English
Executive Summary - Lithuanian