• ISCA AWARDS

    Integration of Refugees Through Sport

    17.11.2021 Brussels

  • ISCA AWARDS

    Integration of Refugees Through Sport

    17.11.2021 Brussels

  • ISCA AWARDS

    Integration of Refugees Through Sport

    17.11.2021 Brussels

ISCA AWARDS 2021: IRTS

Recognising successful initiatives of Integration of Refugees Through Sport

IRTS partnership

For a local, regional, national or international association who wants to have an impact in IRTS, creating partnerships is the key for seeing a bigger impact. We belive that success for IRTS lies in cooperation. We are looking for IRTS partnerships of stakeholders from different sectors including sport, health, leisure, education, social, humanitarian, cultural, corporations and community organizations. We look for partnerships that have substantial and well-documented proof of success.

IRTS partnership

For a local, regional, national or international association who wants to have an impact in IRTS, creating partnerships is the key for seeing a bigger impact. We belive that success for IRTS lies in cooperation. We are looking for IRTS partnerships of stakeholders from different sectors including sport, health, leisure, education, social, humanitarian, cultural, corporations and community organizations. We look for partnerships that have substantial and well-documented proof of success.

Integration of women and girl refugees through sport

To make change, women’s voices need to be heard. We are looking for programmes of empowerment activities or networks that support refugees and asylum-seeking women and girls to develop their confidence and skills (also) through sport. This can be in the shape of a welcoming and supportive space in which women/girls can meet peers and begin to rebuild their lives, whether through sport, culture, or learning a new language.

Involvement of refugees in designing the programmes

We are looking for projects, programmes or a network that empower the refugees and include them in the programme design and decision-making process. We would like to showcase the tools, information and resources that organisation use with refugees to learn how to develop and lead activities and programmes themselves. We are looking for examples of how to look at refugees as a competent group, as a group that can bring added value in the local community.

IRTS innovation during Covid-19

As the world endures the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the multiple benefits of sport to individuals and society have become more evident than ever. Sport and physical activity remain key tools in overcoming the difficulties of the pandemic, by providing opportunities to build resilience, boost mental health and offer hope, in particular refugees. We are looking for programmes or networks that during 2020 and 2021 have adapted and innovated to address the challenges and evolving needs in societies hit by the pandemic.

Sport as a tool for employability of refugees

We are looking for programmes and projects that work to empower and build employability for refugees in a new country. We would like to showcase tools and services which reinforce skills for employability of refugees in or through sport.

IRTS Role model (citizens' choice)

We would like to award a person that makes a difference to create more inclusive communities, schools, sport clubs or workplaces through sport. We are looking for a person that is demonstrating leadership and taking action to address inclusion challenges, discrimination, and helping to create more inclusive societies. This category is relevant for anyone who is dreaming big and pushing boundaries to make a difference, and there are many forms this could take. For example, an IRTS role model could be working with refugees in support of their integration in a sport club, local community or a pathway to meaningful employment. IRTS Role models can be refugees or citizens in the host country.

Integration of Refugees through Sport Networking Platform

The first international knowledge hub and networking platform for integration of refugees through sport

We would like to award good initiatives of IRTS led by a person, organisation or by more organisations, that provide an innovative approach in the delivery of integration of refugees through sport.

Jury

  • Jury
    Jayne Greenberg

    Jayne Greenberg

    Miami-Dade County, Florida ISCA North America Chair United States
  • Jury
    Remco Hoekman

    Remco Hoekman

    Senior Researcher Mulier Institute / Radboud University and President of the European Association for Sociology of Sport Netherlands
  • Jury
    René Kural

    René Kural

    Associate Professor, Director of Centre of Sports and Architecture Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation Denmark
  • Jury
    Michael Shiosaki

    Michael Shiosaki

    Director of Planning and Development Seattle Parks and Recreation United States