Disability sport in Europe
This project focuses on disability sport and adapted physical activity in selected European countries. The primary purpose is to explore the role of national, regional, and/or local (sport) policies in the stimulation of sport participation of people with disabilities, and how these policies contribute to the infrastructure of sport for people with disabilities.
A visible result of the project will be a book, which will explain the various ways in which sport for people with disabilities is organized, as well as the extent to which people with disabilities participate in sport in different European countries. The book will also identify various methods and challenges of data collection in this population with a cross-national perspective based upon a collection of country-specific chapters. This format will allow us to identify similarities and differences between countries in their policies, infrastructure, and participation levels with respect to sport for people with disabilities.
Collaborators: Finnish Paralympic Committee, Mulier Institute (Holland), KU Leuven (Belgium) and Coventry University (England)
Duration: 2019 – 2021