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DISPLAY (persons with DISabilities PLAYing competitive sports) is an 18 month project co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of their Erasmus+ Sport Programme to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increase participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.

 

DISPLAY aims to transfer experiences and good practices for involving persons with disabilities in sport competitions. Methodologies and ideas are transmitted from “Expert Partners” (EP), specialised in promoting and organizing the participation of persons with disabilities in competitive sports, to “Other Partners” (OPs), currently specialised in promoting physical activities and sport to persons with disabilities. The overall goal is to favour an increased participation of persons with disabilities in sport competitions, as a way of improving their social inclusion. An increased physical activity through sport will also improve the health and well-being of persons with disabilities, in line with the recommendations of the EU Physical Activities Guidelines, and contribute to achieve the goals of ‘sport for all’.

 

DISPLAY implements an original approach that, in line with the different specialisations of the partners, is based on a strong interdisciplinarity. The discussion on how to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in sport competitions is in fact based on good practices and findings related, not only to experiences in the sport field, but also to evidences coming from health and academic research. The project will also bring new solutions for the OPs that will innovate in their offer to their customers. The results and knowledge acquired will be used by them to include in their package of services completely new programmes for the training and involvement of persons with disabilities in sport competitions in 4 disciplines (basketball, swimming, athletics and tennis).