Sport is a growing social and economic phenomenon which makes an important contribution to the European Union’s strategic objectives of solidarity and prosperity.

Sport is a growing social and economic phenomenon which makes an important contribution to the European Union’s strategic objectives of solidarity and prosperity.  However, sport is confronted with a number of threats from which athletes, particularly young athletes, and citizens in general, need to be protected.

Racism and violence challenge the fundamental values of European political and cultural integration. Equally, racism and violence in sports jeopardize the role of sports as an important contributor in the fields of education and social inclusion. The 2011 Commission Communication “Developing the European Dimension in Sport” already put the accent on the need to prevent and fight against violence and intolerance (Chapter 2.3). More specifically, it recognized that racism, violence and other forms of intolerance continue to pose problems in European sport, including at the amateur level, and called for reinforced cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders.

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Sport Psychology as a strategic tool for prevention and training on grassroots sports

World Congress of Sport and Exercise Psychology which will be held in Seville (Spain), 10-14 July 2017

with the motto “The integration of science and practice through multicultural bridges, gender and social equality”, which will gather more than 1.000 participants from 50 countries from all around the World.

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