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Refugees Initiative

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TITLE OF THE INITIATIVE

Exercise Refugees Program

INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

"Laboratory of Exercise Psychology & Quality of Life" of the School of Physical Education & Sport Science of the
University of Thessaly

COUNTRY

Greece

CITY

Trikala

ADDRESS

Karyes, Trikala, 42100

TYPOLOGY

- Intercultural competences activities for staff
- Non formal education activities for students
- Social Events

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The Laboratory of Exercise Psychology and Quality of Life focuses on promoting research, teaching, development and implementation of optimal human performance programs, enhancing quality of life through physical education, lifelong exercise and sport participation. The activity of the Laboratory and its members are multi-dimensional and in a wide variety of fields.

The objectives of this ‘Exercise Program for Refugees’ are:
- the promotion of equality in the society, against xenophobia and racism, through sports and physical activities.
- The struggle against all forms of intolerance.

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The active participation in sports and physical activities promotes the ideas of equality in the society, the respect of human rights, the acceptance of others, the intracultural communication, the inclusion, the cooperation, and team building, regardless of sex, race, religion, minority groups, culture, etc.

The initiative engaged refugees, graduate and postgraduate students and academic staff members of the University of Thessaly.