The need for this project:
People with disabilities constitute 25% of the total European population.
Despite the progress achieved in the last years, they still face considerable barriers in access to education, employment, recreation activities, and have a higher risk of social exclusion.
The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the obstacles and inequalities.
The aim of this project:
SPORTS INC. aims to develop a learning programme that gives (prospective) entrepreneurs, business owners and managers from the sports and leisure sector, as well as the civil society organisations, the knowledge, skills and competences to ideate, design, develop, implement and market a service (or product offer) adapted to the specific needs and circumstances of people with disabilities or special needs, either by turning around their existing business or create a new (social) enterprise.
- (Prospective) entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the fields of inclusive sports and leisure.
- Existing entrepreneurs in the field of sports and leisure who want to make a turn-around and make a social impact through changing their current activities towards inclusiveness.
- Civil society organisations working with and for people with disabilities, who want to set up their social enterprise.