Participation in sport is a human right and everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy its physical, social & mental health benefits regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All-in&win aims to contribute to LGBT+ acceptance in sports & creating a safe & inclusive sports climate (with a particular focus on athletes’ wellbeing), thus contributing to E+Sport priority: Combating violence and tackling racism, discrimination & intolerance in sport. All-in&win focuses on increasing knowledge & awareness to recognize discrimination in grassroots sports and on how to be able to respond adequately.
The project explores how Diversity & Wellbeing management can be effectively organized within sport organizations. The partnership has set these objectives: i) gather empirical results through research; ii) raise awareness in the sports community; iii) design, test & evaluate an innovative Pilot Programme to strengthen the capacities of sport organizations; iv) contribute to the design of better sports policies by sharing conclusions & connecting with EU policy makers. It will conduct an in-depth desk & field research (survey to 1,300 stakeholders from the sports sector & LGBT+ community), which will be complemented by a thorough needs assessment of sports federations and by the inspiration of international best practices.
Based on this knowledge, a Pilot Programme encompassing counselling & mentoring, training (e-learning & off-line) &awareness raising campaigns will be tested by at least 1,500 stakeholders (athletes, coaches, managers, fans, referees, etc.) from 4 EU countries. The 1-year test will be closely monitored & evaluated to share conclusions with the EU sporting community & improve EU policies on social inclusion. All-in&win is a collaborative partnership of 9 organizations from 8 EU countries (BE, CY, CZ, DE, ES,MT, & NL, RO) combining 6 sports org., 2 academic institutions & 1 LGBT+ foundation. The project is led by EFDN, in replacement of the John Blankenstein Foundation who remains a project partner.