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Sports Runway

Health and wellbeing

Physical education and sport

Equality of physical and recreational opportunities and Social Inclusion for people of all ages and background regardless of their place of residence or socio-economic background constitutes the impulse for Sports Runway project.
The Sports Runway consortium will bring together 6 partners from 4 countries (Italy, Turkey, Portugal and Poland) over 18 months. The project will be coordinated by New Horizons a not for profit organization active in promoting social inclusion, cultural and sports activities in the efforts to revive a struggling small town of Tusa by means of international cooperation.

New Horizons APS

New Horizons is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social development and cultural preservation for the local territory and bridging the local population to the constantly changing world outside by means of education and training, information service, and international cooperation. It is founded and run by young professionals who are designing, implementing and evaluating local and international youth projects. NEW HORIZONS is dedicated to creating and implementing educational concepts that allow participants to develop a self-defined strategy of learning in the framework of non-formal education.


Via Castello, 13
98079 Tusa (Me)

Partner 1


UISP Palermo is a sports promotion agency recognized by CONI, it is also a social promotion association recognized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, which offers sport for all as a right of citizenship and resource integration. UISP promotes its values through the best practices and participation in associations, to new ways of life and for the dissemination of the culture of rights, the environment and solidarity against all forms of discrimination and exclusion, including through international cooperation projects


90133 Palermo

Partner 2

Ciclabili Siciliane

Associazione Ciclabili Siciliane is a non-profit organisation that aims at promoting bicycle tourism as an opportunity for social, cultural and economic growth in Sicily and at disseminating the positive values linked to cycling and to the exploration of the territory and the encounter and cultural exchange with its people. It was founded by two passionate bicycle travellers who returned to Sicily after a long bicycle trip across Europe and Morocco in search of a new home. They decided to return and do something to make Sicily a better place to live in rather than changing home. After having gained first-hand information about how cycle tourism works in other European countries and Morocco, the founders realized that Sicily had the potential to become a bicycle tourism destination and hence benefit from its economic and social outcomes, especially in remote areas with few or no job opportunities at all for young people, but it lacked the necessary grassrotos initiatives, infrastructure and policies.


Via Quintino Sella 48
90139 Palermo

Partner 3

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Directorate is an institution that has been culturally focused, local and international for “future-oriented youth” since 10 October 2007. It works in favour of young people in Istanbul with active youth workers, volunteers, students, trainers, academicians, coordinators and project specialists with high knowledge, accumulation and motivation in youth oriented sports, arts, research, education, media and project management fields. It has been strengthened with years of institutional and sincere partnerships to enable young people to use sports, arts, research, education, project and media tools effectively. NGOs, universities, local governments and institutions and organizations in the European Union; The Erasmus+ program.


Hobyar Mahallesi, Hamidiye Caddesi,No:2 Kat:3 Fatih/İstannbul (Turkey)

Partner 4


ADEP – On May 3, 1978, by public deed, ADEP – Associação Desportiva Penamacorense was officially founded. This Association originated in the former, “Cultural, Sports and Recreation Association of Penamacor”, which came out of the unification of two other collectivities in the village of Penamacor that have lasted for several decades: The «Penamacor Sports Club» and the “Theater Club of Penamacor». ADEP is the partner no1442 of the Football Association of Castelo Branco, having participated in na official competition for the first time in its history, in the District Youth Championship of the season of 1978/1979.


Jardim da República s/n

Partner 5


WSBINOZ is the first non-public higher education institution in central Poland that offers health-allied and medical-allied studies as well as business and pedagogy faculties. The world class school facility and an outstanding training atmosphere promoted by highly competent and most distinguished specialist, practitioners and academic teachers guarantee the unique and ambitious curriculum, theoretical knowledge and practical skills so desired in professional life. Young adults are taught how to take advantage of the acquired skills and knowledge as well as to keep on developing personal abilities and become professionally successful.


90 361 Lodz

The project will seek to establish the synergy between sports and social elements to promote Equal Opportunity, Social Inclusion and other progressive EU values to geographically deprived people, refugees and youths in Juvenile Foster care who usually lack access to sports activities due to various reasons. Specifically there are four main objectives:
• To make sports easily accessible goods for everyone regardless of their background
• To equip participants with sound practical knowledge and skills to practice sports,
• To demonstrate European social values through their sport participation
• To produce a guideline for how to best involve and train geographically disadvantaged people

The project shall result in two principal outputs:
(1) Sports Training courses with 04 Modules (Badminton - Futsal - Cycling - Basketball) in three countries (Italy, Portugal and Turkey);
and (2) A series of Friendly matches and group bike-riding tour in each three selected countries.
In the end, Sports Runway will produce also a Social Sports Training manual and will make effective use of the cross-sectoral partnership to spread its impact, especially reaching political level for a good sustainability.

Roles of the volunteers


Have been involved in the implementation

Eu program

"The project was a good occasion to visit sports structure abroad (e.g. Portugal, Turkey)"
"to know new sports like badminton"
"to involve people in marginalized area and neighborhood"
"we want more initiatives like this"
"I've never used a bike before, now it is my first means of transportation in Palermo"

Sport in remote area; social inclusion, social integration trough sports; Sports Manual.

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.