Inclusivity in Sport

Outsport Webinar
03/02/2022 12:47

The second edition of the Outsport Webinar was held on 28 January 2022 with the webinar now available online on the Outsport Youtube channel.


Run by the Erasmus+ funded Outsport Network and AICS (Associazione Italiana Cultura Sport) the webinar summed up the most relevant facts and figures related to LGBTIQ and sport in 2021 and presented the latest publication by the German Sport University of Cologne: “Sport, Identity and Inclusion in Europe: The Experiences of LGBTQ People in Sport”. This book explores and critically assesses the challenges and experiences of LGBTQ people within sport in Europe, presenting in-depth comparative surveys of systems and experiences from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the UK and Spain.


Furthermore, the event discussed the implications and the new perspectives brought by the latest IOC framework on fairness, inclusion and non-discrimination on the basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations.



What is Outsport?

The Outsport project – “Innovative and educational approaches to prevent violence and tackle discrimination in sport based on sexual orientation and gender identity” – is co-financed by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus programme. The project seeks to address homophobia and transphobia in sport through communication, awareness raising, training and scientific research while using sport itself as a tool.


Outsport is the first initiative at European level to gather scientific evidence on the phenomena of homophobia and transphobia in sport, and to set for itself the ambitious aim of enhancing the sportsworld as a place of training and contrasting discrimination in continuity with school and family. The project is led by AICS, Italian Association for Sports and Culture. Outsport involves five European countries: Italy, Scotland, Germany, Austria and Hungary.


The project partners are: LEAP (LEAP Sports Scotland), DSHS (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln – the German Sport University Cologne, Institute of Sociology and Gender Studies), VIDC (Fonds Wiener Institute für Internationalen Dialog und Zusammenarbeit – the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation), FRIGO (Friss Gondolat Egyesület – Organisation for Fresh Ideas).


For more information see the website here.