INAMOS has kicked off in Düsseldorf!

Updated: Apr 15, 2020

ENGSO is delighted to be in partnership with a strong consortium of academic institutions and sport practitioners to implement the ‘Integration of Newly Arrived Migrants Through Organised Sport – From European Policy to Sports Club Practice’ (INAMOS) Erasmus+ Sport collaborative partnership project from 2020-2023. The project’s objective is “to enhance long-term social inclusion and equal opportunities in and through sport, focusing on the engagement of newly arrived migrants into local sports clubs.”

Rachel May, Project Manager of ENGSO represented the organisation at the kick-off meeting in Dusseldorf on 27-28 February 2020. Important discussions were already held on the key definitions to be adopted by the consortium, research frameworks and methodologies, as well as some of the scenarios that can already be considered from communities living in Sweden and Serbia.

INAMOS promises to deliver a comprehensive and robust research methodology that will gather an in-depth analysis of current practices across Europe to aid the development of future strategies. The focus countries for this research are Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Sport practitioners in the partner consortium have experience on the implementation of ‘sport for inclusion’ in the Serbian and Swedish context. This topic remains critical and an important one for the sport sector to play its part in.

After the success and experience of the ASPIRE project, ENGSO was invited to contribute its findings on the topic of integrating migrants and refugees through sport. ENGSO and its network will also ensure the dissemination of key learnings of the research phases of the project. Eventually an e-learning module will be designed to help disseminate the knowledge acquired.

This project was in-part inspired by previous work conducted by the SIVSCE project and brings together some of the same leading researchers in sport and sociology in Europe.

The INAMOS project is coordinated by Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). Alongside RUB and ENGSO, the consortium is composed of:

  • Umea University (UU)

  • IST-University for Management (IST)

  • University of Southern Denmark (USD)

  • University of Bern (UB)

  • Sport Innovation (SPIN)

  • Norwegian School of Sports Science (NSSS)

  • EU Diaspora Council (EUDC)

  • Serbian Cricket Federation (SCF)

INAMOS partners at the kick-off meeting
INAMOS partners at the kick-off meeting

We invite you to continue following ENGSO’s communication channels for future news on this exciting project.