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EGPiS2 – Encouraging girls’ participation in sport 2
NEWS – ANNOUNCEMENTS
EGPiS2 – Completion of the project
December 30, 2019 marks the completion of the EGPiS2 project, which was funded through the Erasmus + program and lasted a total of five years (taking into account the previous EGPiS program). The University of Technology participated as a partner in the project under the auspices of Assistant Professor Antonis Theocharous.
Within the framework of the program, an international survey on the current situation of young girls’ participation in sport was carried out, a training method for coaches and gymnasts piloted in EU countries was applied. and a relevant guide with useful information has been prepared.
In addition to the 200 girls, 150 gymnasts / coaches and athletes participated in the training through the program. The results of the project are accessible to the general public in the hope of inspiring sports organizations, gymnastics, coaches, physical education teachers, and parents who want to support girls’ participation in sports.
The cooperation and dedication shown by all partners during the development of the project led to the production of material, which will soon be available on the EGPiS2 website. This material seeks to highlight and disseminate the importance of gender equality in the sport and in all spheres of human life. Although gender equality is seen as a key issue for European Union policy, in the field of sport there are a limited number of European states that recognize this as a priority and are implementing actions and strategies to address this issue in practice.
Material created and freely accessible includes:
1. Research on social factors related to girls’ participation in sports
The co-ordinator of the integrated research was the Cyprus University of Technology and its main focuses are the following:
the role of shared sports activities for girls and boys, the differentiation between “leisure” school and extracurricular activities, and ways to maintain girls’ participation in sports.
environmental and social factors
on the relationship between sport and intercultural dialogue
training of gymnastics and coaches
exploring useful practices to encourage local institutions to provide girls with opportunities for sports.
The guide is based on the results of the two EGPiS and EGPiS2 programs and on the results of research on social factors that encourage girls’ participation in sports. They provide practical tips and suggestions to facilitate the work of coaches working with young girls.
3. EGPiS2 Video
It highlights the importance of the role of physical education teachers, coaches and parents in supporting young girls in sports. The video wants to inspire and suggest that:
sport is not just for men, but for every person
there is a different way of exercising, creative, fun and teamwork. Sport doesn’t just mean competition
it is important to overcome gender stereotypes in sport.
It can be used as a simple and effective communication tool.
4. Educational program
Creation of a training seminar (partly requiring physical presence and partly running remotely) for gymnastics, coaches, athletic directors and physical education teachers with the following content:
Analysis of factors that prevent girls from participating in sports
Creating sports activities for young women and girls through the EGPiS2 methodology and its tools.
Work with family and community to encourage girls to participate in sports.