The IDEAL project – growing sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment across Europe

The IDEAL project – growing sport for athletes with an intellectual impairment across Europe

In an IDEAL world, everyone has the right to participate on an equal basis with others in society. However in reality, in many EU countries the majority of young people with an intellectual disability (ID) still find it hard to access sport (European Commission White Paper on Sport, 2010).

The aim of IDEAL is to address these inequalities and is a collaboration between 6 institutions. It began in 2018 and as the final stages of the project approach, some of the findings are being made available for the first time.

This includes videos, guides for coaches and a new searchable database which over 100 resources.

More info? Visit www.idealproject.org for news & activities 

 

*The IDEAL projectIntellectual Disability and Equal Opportunities for Active and Long-term participation in sport’ (2017-2020) is co-funded by Erasmus+ in which 6 research institutions (KU Leuven in Belgium as the lead partner, Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Essex in the UK, CEDI-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain, Reykjavik University in Iceland, University of Gälve in Sweden, and Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw in Poland) specialised in Intellectual disability across Europe are participating in collaboration with Virtus and the IPC.