Refugee Integration Through Sports in the European Union
Research on Good Practices
In order to promote successful integration within new communities, the usual practice is to engage people in collective sports activities. Moreover, these activities can create an environment that fosters teamwork and respect. Essentially, sport can facilitate social inclusion of refugees. It offers a universal language that overcomes national, social and cultural boundaries.
Many EU countries have embraced sports projects which have demonstrated the ability to connect communities and contribute to the integration of refugees. Various social integration activities through equal sports initiatives were successfully adopted by many European countries. Therefore, it is important to present a brief research about the situation on good practices of refugee integration through sports in the EU countries.