European online training on monitoring discrimination in sport and presentation of the SENTRY toolkit on 22 June 2022


In sport organisations there are many qualified sport educators that work in the field of promoting values of respect and mutual understanding in and through sport, but indeed phenomena of discrimination every day in our sport activities or stadia, both at a top level than in the grassroots. The fairplay initiative at VIDC and UISP APS - Sport for All Association will host an online training seminar on 22 June 2022 via Zoom. The training forms a key activity of the SENTRY Sport project and will be held in two sessions from 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00. 

This training has the main goal to provide sport educators tools to recognise discrimination, to monitor and report, to provide a first assistance in terms of advice to the victims. If you would like to join and to become a SENTRY, please register by 20 June 2022 here.

Download the programme here.

Short about SENTRY Sport project
The overall objective of the SENTRY Sport project is to develop a common methodology for the surfacing, prevention and mitigation of the discriminatory phenomenon in the places of sport and beyond, based on the role grassroots sport can play in tackling discriminations and support victims.

The aims of the SENTRY Sport training are to present the methodology, to provide tools for recognising and monitoring phenomenon of discrimination in sport, to build capacities and provide information about networking. More here: 

The Sentry toolkit will be launched at the training and is downloadable here.
To inspire more sport organisations and sport educators to deliveranti-discrimination projects, Sentry Sport has collected a list of good practice examples here.

The expected results of the SENTRY Sport training for the participants are:

  • gaining an overview of the SENTRY Sport project objectives + activities
  • getting a basic overview on the EU policy context, fundamental rights in the partner countries, anti-discrimination laws and counselling institutions, networks, NGOs, civil rights organisations etc.
  • being familiar with and having knowledge about the methodology of SENTRY Sport
  • getting the SENTRY toolkit and knowing how to make use of it
  • being able to train local sport educators/instructors/managers/coaches/volunteers etc.
  • being able to define strategies to help victims of racism/discrimination in the local or regional context
  • getting training tools and be able to use e-learning modules and videos

Specific Target groups of the SENTRY Sport training

  • Sport educators
  • Coaches of grassroots sport clubs
  • Workshop facilitators of partner organisations
  • Sport managers

Requirements for participants

  • Basic understanding of the conversation in English: English will be the language used during the training and if anybody has some problem in questioning in English one can write in their language and it would be translated by the partners of the project. Don’t be scared, none of us is an English native speaker.
  • Reading the toolkit and the materials provided before the online training: It is important to have a base of knowledge about the topic and the methodology proposed.
  • Participation in both sessions for all 4 hours: The capacity building programme has been created in a modular way; it is not possible to follow only part of the online training.
  • Be active!
  • To play an active part in the training with questions and proposals.

The programme is built with a varied mix of practical, theoretical and interactive elements. You can find the detailed programme and schedule here.

The SENTRY Sport online training is for free, you can register here!

Registration deadline: Monday, 20 June 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you to an exciting training session!

The SENTRY Sport project is co-funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ Sport Programme. Under the lead of UISP APS - Sport for All Association from Italy the implementing partner organisation are European Forum for Urban Security (France), Fundacio Red Deporte y Cooperacion (Spain), Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (Austria), KONSEP en DRASEI (Greece) and the International Sport and Culture Association (Denmark).

Posted on 15/06/2022 by UISP

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