#StepInForInclusion toolkit: sport for social inclusion of youngsters with disabilities

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The International Activity “Step in for Inclusion”, which was held inLisbon, Portugal, in July 2021, was developed with an aim to increase theparticipation of young people with disabilities in sports.

The project focused on raising awareness of both young people with disabilities and theirable-bodied peers on the importance of running adapted sport activities and their furtherinclusion into sports volunteering.


The “Step in for Inclusion” International Activity was supported by the Council ofEurope through European Youth Foundation.


A total of 30 young people who participated in the event were equipped with the necessary knowledge to understand the everyday challenges of youngsters with disabilities and how they can be involved into society through sport and sports volunteering. Besides general awareness-raising, participants have engaged in collaborative work developing the Step in for inclusion toolkit.

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The toolkit is targeted towards organizations from the European youth and sport sectors and individuals (e.g. youth leaders and youth workers, sport coaches and NGO staff) who want to harness the potential of sport for social inclusion of youngsters with disabilities.


The toolkit is developed on two main pillars:

  • Understanding social inclusion

  • Example activities and pedagogical exercises