The main objective of A.NI.M.US is to strengthen the role played by sport in social inclusion and cohesion within the Adriatic Ionian Region thanks to the empowerment of cities and volunteer organisations. The network of cities and organisations involved will contribute to improve the collaboration, capacity building and spreading of best practices on inclusive sport and to fortify social and cultural cohesion.
ANIMUS is structured on two main pillars:
– Adriatic Ionian Youth Games in Ancona (Italy) on 27-30 September 2019 and socio-cultural collateral activities that aim to encourage participation in sport for the intrinsic benefits of socialisation, for the promotion of voluntary activities, for the sharing of equal opportunities values and for the improvement of health conditions.
The main event mobilises sport delegations (youngsters, coaches, voluntary associations, local politicians, journalists, schools personnel and students) involved in 13 different sport disciplines from Cities and Organisations of 12 EU countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia) plus 4 EU candidate/potential candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia).
– Info-edu activities from May till October 2019 aiming to improve skills and knowledge of target groups that include: Seminars on equality between women and men; on social inclusion of persons with disabilities; on health-enhancing sport activities and eating behaviours; Cities for Sport and Inclusion Conference; Seminar on inclusive sport in AI Region and beyond and volunteering opportunities; Local ANIMUS events throughout all the involved area.