Together in Sport

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
  • Children


The main aim of the European pilot project “Together in Sport” is to use sports as a social institution, through the organization of sport activities with the participation of asylum-seeking children together with their peers from the local communities.

The project is implemented by METAdrasi in cooperation with the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), and provides sport activities with the support of cooperating Μunicipalities and sport academies in Attica.

The project, which is offered free of charge, and is addressed to asylum seeking children and youngsters aged 7-17 and their peers from the region of Athens.

“Together in Sport” aims to:

  • Cultivate and promote values like mutual respect, team spirit and intercultural tolerance.
  • Familiarize the participants with the values of Olympic education.
  • Improve the everyday life of asylum seeking children/youngsters and to enhance their sense of belonging.
  • Strengthen the existing structures and the initiatives regarding the reception and the care especially of unaccompanied minors at local level.
  • Promote new communication channels through sports, in order to enable the peaceful coexistence among children and youngsters coming from different cultural backgrounds.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) have jointly undertaken the supervision and implementation of a diverse sports education offer. All children and youngsters will have the opportunity to participate on a regular basis in sports activities, in various types of sports. The programme also includes recreational and cultural activities of an educational nature (visits to museums, archaeological sites, sports facilities etc.)

The project’s activities in the region of Attica, include the sport of football, basketball and volleyball.

Participation/referral information

Information & enrollments: [email protected], tel.: 693 652 5723

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