Sport is a very powerful tool for fighting social exclusión

The Sports Federation Union of Catalonia’s (UFEC) Social Action Department has launched the INSERsport program. It is aimed at young people who are at risk of social exclusion and make use of third sector organizations that collaborate with UFEC. UFEC’s relationships with these organizations come together to form a kind of network. This collaboration has expanded as more sports clubs and federations that are passionate about these issues have become involved. At 2017, 10 sports federations, more than 30 third sector organizations and several municipalities were part of the program.

Healthy life project

More than 30% of young Europeans are unemployed and this figure increases in the Spanish state. In absolute figures, in Catalonia there are 143,600 young people unemployed. Social policies try to deal with this problem but are overwhelmed by the number of young people in this situation. Having a job represents a very important tool to fight against poverty and social exclusion.
Sport helps young people to acquire values such as constant improvement, mastery of emotions, patience, sacrifice, instills perseverance, works acceptance of defeat as a way to overcome, cooperation to achieve a common goal, respect and solidarity.
Accompaniment of educators and psychologists
Sport practice
Exam to obtain certification
Theoretical workshops
DONATION

2018 edition

85

Young People

10

Federations

20

Third-Sector Organizations

2017 edition

200

Young People

14

Federations

35

Third-Sector Organizations

Get to Know the Program In Depth

 

Talking to the people involved

INSERsport is the most social part of the world of sport

The President of the Sports Federation Union of Catalonia, Gerard Esteva, talks about the INSERsport Project.

We work with widely applicable skills

Milena de Murga, the Head of the Department of Social Action at the Sports Federation Union of Catalonia, explains the INSERsport Project