STAR

STAR PROJECT

This project aims at preventing extremist behaviours by reinforcing sport organisations capability and promoting sport within youngsters living in peripheral areas. CUS Torino will develop activities in close cooperation with an international network of public authorities, sport organisations and civil society. Firstly, STAR will focus on developing a structured syllabus on sport and radicalization, creating also the premise for international networking development. The second phase of the project will concern the development of capacity building section addressed to sport operators, by International School and peer-to-peer trainings carried out in different European countries. Finally, a pilot will be implemented in Turin aiming at promoting sport within youngsters and testing coaches in institutional courses carried out by CUS Torino. The International School together with the scaling-up actions will allow firstly the transferability and replicability of pilot actions in the other EU countries and secondly the opportunity to apply the tested methodology within other areas at-risk. This will be possible thanks to the creation of professionals able to transfer their knowledge to colleagues and the availability of a local net of bodies able to implement inclusive sport actions.

Good Practices Collection:

INTRODUCTION

As widely noticed in the literature and in the scope of European Commission documents, radicalisation is a social complex phenomenon, which entails a process in which individuals embrace a radical ideology or belief and adopt anti-social attitudes and violent behaviours. In order to understand the causes that generate radicalisation, Richardson, Cameron and Berlouisc (2017) notice the prominence of the phenomenon within youngest individuals, especially in contexts of social frailty.

In particular, radicalisation is defined as a complex social process, entailing different phases. The adoption of radical ideas concerns a several stages structured on the ideological engagement, radicalisation and violent extremism (Muro 2017). Similarly, the four-stage model described by Borum (2003; 2011) identifies several incremental steps in which individuals’ sense of grievance and injustice turns on target attribution and violent actions.

OBJECTIVE OF THE ANALYSIS

The best practices review carried out in this context aims to analyse diverse good practices, taking into consideration results achieved against implementation costs, with reference to methodology used for evaluating sport programmes’ impact and their rationale and design.

In the scope of STAR Project, the best practices report regards the development of a review about sport-based interventions, focused on primary and secondary prevention, in the field of radicalisation and violence prevention.

The analysis is preparatory to the actions carried out within the STAR project and aims to provide bases for subsequent research and activities. Indeed, according with the rationale of the project, the best practices report will be the baseline material on which several activities will be structured, such as training and capacity building.

More information about good practices on the PDF attached!

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At national level we count with the support of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, the Municipality of Beja and other entities at the local level.

This project was approved through the Erasmus + Sport Program. More information about the Erasmus + Program can be found at: www.ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.ht.

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