Social inclusion through motor activity and sport



Motor activity, Sport, Football, Inclusion, Migrants


It is now a consolidated opinion that Sport represents a universal phenomenon that has the advantage of being able to be transmitted and taught in ways that transcend cultural barriers. For this reason, sport is increasingly used in situations of social hardship to improve the inclusion and integration of those subjects who would otherwise be excluded due to their linguistic, cultural, economic or social conditions. One of the most interesting fields of application in this sense is that linked to Motor Activity projects aimed at migrants and asylum seekers, and among these projects developed by the Sports Federations of the States of the European Union, those developed through the game of football manage to generate significant involvement and results. According to the data provided by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the RETE! Project, developed by the Youth and School Sector and aimed at migrant minors and asylum seekers, has seen the numbers relating to participants and reception centres involved almost tripled in the 5 years. life of the project. The trend has not decreased even with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign that Motor Activity is an important and performing tool in the process of inclusion of individuals in distress.


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Martiniello, L., & Madonna, G. (2021). Social inclusion through motor activity and sport. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(2proc), S590-S595. Retrieved from

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