Sport for Prevention of Extremism in Youth Project Update

Interviews with SPEY Volunteers
03/03/2022 14:54

In newly published interviews, volunteers of the Sport for Prevention of Extremism in Youth (SPEY) project explain their experiences.


“Sport becomes a tool for connecting young people from very different cultures,” says Gerard de Gràcia, who participated in the organisation of football training sessions that took place throughout 2021.


Hear more from volunteers on the SPEY project about the power of sport in preventing radicalisation in crime and extremism among young people HERE and in the video below. 



About SPEY

The SPEY project, led by the Union of Sport Federations of Catalonia (UFEC) and co-financed by the European Commission, combines sports practice and transversal skills with the aim to minimise the factors that intervene in the process of youth radicalisation.  Furthermore, it seeks to improve integration channels for youngsters at-risk of exclusion and keeps gender-based perspective crosswise throughout the project. Led by recognised academics, SPEY will produce several tools to measure the effectiveness of programs aimed at preventing extremism thought sport. ICSSPE is a member of the project team.