The approach of Education Through Sport (ETS) is fully part of the lifelong learning process, which could achieve an impact on the development of a knowledge-based society by enabling
citizens to improve their knowledge, skills and attitudes. It is meant that the development of each individual’s competences contributes to the achievement of a sustainable social change – for example, combating unemployment, discrimination and racism, social exclusion or poverty and marginalisation.
KeyActs addresses the gap in the acquirement of key competences by adults in disadvantaged situation in Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and Portugal, reflecting on the importance of extra-curricular aspects of the ETS in view of the emergence of the contemporary multicultural Europe, in a multi-actor’s approach.
The KeyActs project aims to:
Support disadvantaged learners by providing non-formal education through sport training and guidance, as a way of preventing social exclusion;
Empower and strengthen the role of adult trainers, exchanging best practices on sport pedagogical approaches, making them able to deal with diversity in non-formal learning environment;
Build close cooperation between civil society, youth and sport organisations, local authorities and the private sector to ensure the active participation of all members of the learning community in acquiring key competences;
Involve the wider community in the promotion of EU strategies for LLL (life-long learning) and social inclusion of disadvantaged adult learners.
Club Deportivo de Judo Finisterre Laguna de Duero, Spain
The Judo Finisterre Club (JFC) was founded in Laguna de Duero, Valladolid province, in 1995 and since then it is continuously developing its pedagogical-sports vocation, being one of the reference centers for the practice of Judo, Krav Maga, personal defence, boxing, personal and group trainings at national level. Since 2001 the club focused its activities on the work with groups at risk of social inclusion, in order to combine with utmost professionalism the challenging task of sports training with the education in values, empowerment and selfconfidence,
so necessary for better integration in the current society.