Tackling Diabetes with Sport

Erasmus+ Sport collaborative project that is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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The project

The main
objective of project

The main objective of this project, coherently with the mission of the Multisport clubs and other partners involved, is to ENCOURAGE SOCIAL INCLUSION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN SPORT in harmony with the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity and in line with the EU Physical Activity Guidelines.
Sport has the ability to transcend cultural and social barriers, the physical, social and economic benefits making it an excellent tool for fostering social inclusion.
In our project the stress is put on enabling children with diabetes to do sport by educating all stakeholders how to handle risk concerning diabetes and reduce fears that lead to exclusion of children with diabetes. A lot of children stop doing sports when they are diagnosed due to various reasons. Predominantly, it is either the fear of the parents or the lack of knowledge of coaches and teacher on how to handle children with diabetes.

The project aims to create a comprehensive handbook that quickly educates all stakeholders and enables all children with diabetes to do or continue sport activities. The project stands for the equal access to sport for all, through the inclusion of young persons with diabetes into sport clubs, with the main goal of showing to everyone that they are as capable of participating in all sport activities and reaching the standards and goals that every other person who doesn’t have diabetes can achieve.

We want to spread a positive message that people living with diabetes should be given the same opportunity to pursue their dreams, be it in schools, at work, or in the area of physical activity, but more importantly people with diabetes can enjoy their lives to the fullest as any other person as long as the appropriate measures are taken.

is to educate and raise awareness of the stakeholders about diabetes and doing sport.

is to address the fact that persons with diabetes type 1 can participate in sports just as any other person who does not have diabetes.

Project partners
(and counting) Associates
Different sport sections
million people are living with diabetes in Europe

The aims will be achieved by:

concentrated on people who already have diabetes and their inclusion in sport both through clubs and in school.

The main steps of the project

  1. Clubs connecting with the stakeholders

    • to reach the target group of persons with diabetes the clubs have to create connections with their local diabetes associations
    • will be used to collect crucial information about the most important topics that should be covered by the publication.
  2. Creating the publication

    • analysis of the survey data, deciding on the main topics, forming the expert group, writing the content
  3. Seminars, sport activities and workshops

    • will be used to test and implement the handbook and the feedback received will be used to further develop the handbook
  4. Finalization and distribution of the handbook

    • the finished handbook will be translated to five languages and distributed both in printed and electronical form
  5. ˝Important to know˝ report

    • all the feedback and experiences received throughout the project lifetime will be used to create a detailed ˝Important to know˝ report which will complement the publication and will be added to it.
  6. DiaGames Camp for kids with diabetes

    • will be organised to connect children with diabetes from different countries as well as the coaches. It will be a final event that rounds up all experiences collected during the project
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Project Coordinator

Sport club from Germany collaborating with local diabetes associates

Project Partner

Sport club from Croatia collaborating with local diabetes associates

Project Partner

Reference point for diabetes from Europe

Project Partner

Sport club from Italy collaborating with local diabetes associates

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Sport club from Greece collaborating with local diabetes associates

Sport club from Austria collaborating with local diabetes associates