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World Refugee Day 2017
News 20 Jun 2017

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2017

On the World Refugee Day, EL recalls that grassroots sport can be a significant tool for social integration and empowerment.

With society being one of the core values of EL, and with the refugee crisis being on the increase, EL strongly recalls that sport can have a role in the social integration and trauma-relief of refugees in Europe. EL recently awarded and provided support to a grassroots sport club that uses sport and physical activity to integrate young refugees in the society, and at the same time has a supporter status to the ASPIRE project, a project that seeks to make sport clubs and their sport facilitators more open, accessible and inclusive, especially with regards to the integration of refugees. 

On the World Refugee Day, EL recalls that grassroots sport can be a significant tool for social integration and empowerment. 

The UN World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This day honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

With society being one of the core values of EL, and with the refugee crisis being on the increase, EL strongly recalls thatsport can have a role in the social integration and trauma-relief of refugees in EuropeEL recently awarded and provided support to a grassroots sport club (ESV Neaubing) that uses sport and physical activity to integrate young refugees in the society, and at the same time has a supporter status to the ASPIRE project, a project that seeks to make sport clubs and their sport facilitators more open, accessible and inclusive, especially with regards to the integration of refugees. 

Olaf Butterbrod, Head of Football of ESV Neaubing has stated in relation to the EL Sport Award ”We are delighted to have won the 2017 edition of the EL Sport Award and we are grateful to the European Lotteries for having selected us. This Award gives us strength to continue our activities, whereas the financial contribution which accompanies it will gives us additional means to bring to life our ideas to further enhance the impact.