SOCIAL AND CULTURAL INTEGRATION THROUGH SPORT

Giuseppe Madonna, Salvatore Napolitano

Abstract


Motor and sport activity is increasingly used as an effective tool for the social and cultural integration of categories in conditions of disadvantage or difficulty.

In particular, where the conditions present obstacles of a linguistic or different cultural nature, and "traditional" educational tools fail to be effective, sport, especially team sports, can represent a precious tool for breaking down barriers and becomes a language common and easy to understand for all.

Among the most significant experiences in the European panorama, the "RETE Project" implemented by the Italian Football Federation, now in its seventh edition in 2021, has seen an evident increase in the number of participants and is to all intents and purposes to be considered as one of the European best practices in terms of social and cultural integration through Sport.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32043/gsd.v5i2.383

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