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Program: ERASMUS+ YOUTH-LED STREET SPORT FOR ALL 2018-2020

Implementation period: 01.01.2018-31.12.2020

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth implements in partnership with other four partners Italy, Malta, Lithuania and Denmark the European program Erasmus + YOUTH-LED STREET SPORT FOR ALL 2018-2020.

‘Youth-led Street Sport for All’ aims to increase participation in sports, strengthen social inclusion and promote voluntary activity amongst disadvantaged children and youth in Italy, Greece, Malta, Lithuania and Denmark.

In communities across Europe young people experience a general lack of opportunities with issues such as poor health, youth unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. At the same time, the world is passing through the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the World War II. This has led to an increased tension which arguably challenges the social cohesion within many European member states.

With this project five experienced partner organisations have come together and developed a framework to address the lack of opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth through street sports. By supporting this project the EU will allow the organizations to innovate, refine and scale a proven ‘Sport for All’ concept and deliver three intellectual outputs, which will be tested on the asphalt.

PIER-Protection, Integration and Education for Refugees in Greece, Italy and Austria

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth in cooperation with two other partners, Caritas Austria and Caritas Italiana, is implementing program PIER – Protection, Integration and Education for Refugees in Greece, Italy and Austria.

The PIER Program is funded by “The Coca-Cola Foundation” (TCCF) and it is being implemented in three phases as following:

PIER 1: January 2017 – March 2018 in Athens and in Thessaloniki

Partners: Caritas Austria, Caritas Italiana, ARSIS   

 

PIER 2: April 2018 – January 2019 in Thessaloniki 

Partners: Caritas Austria, Caritas Italiana, ARSIS   

 

PIER 3: September 2019 – June 2020 in Thessaloniki 

Partners: Caritas Austria, ARSIS   

 

Caritas Austria is responsible for the program’s general management and coordination.

The aim of PIER 1 – PIER 2 responds to the immediate protection needs of refugees upon their arrival and subsequently supports their process to cultural and socio-economic integration, whereby children and youth are the priority.