The FIRE Project, which was selected by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme for a duration of 24 months (2019-2020 - extended by one year due to Covid), builds on the remarkable contribution that football has played over the last years in favour of social integration of this target group. It aims at promoting inclusion, participation, socialisation and access to sport for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Its objective is to support grassroots football organisations in the project’s partner countries (and beyond) by creating partnerships and fostering knowledge exchange. It will share, develop, inspire and disseminate good practices and approaches, producing an innovative training tool in form of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) targeted at grassroots organisations.
Dr Albrecht SONNTAG, ESSCA & EU*Asia Institute