Social inclusion of African athletes in Europe

The overall objectives of SINAFE are to:

• To develop a support mechanism for social inclusion of migrant African athletes in Europe. With the perspective of “sport as a human right”, it targets to encourage social inclusion and support providing equal opportunities in sport for all people, including the ones from a disadvantageous background. In spite sport is seen as a perfect tool for social mobility and the stories from sport, particularly football, presents a dream for many young athletes, many athletes are coming from poor countries suffer from social exclusion in the country they migrated. The migration of an increasing number of athletes to Europe in recent years makes this issue prominent in the European context.

• Contribute to innovative approaches to training for migrant athletes by developing a curriculum including rights, legal procedures and occupational information using inclusive and empowering techniques.


The special aims of the SINAFE project are to:

• To develop and implement a support mechanism for minor migrant athletes to include them in the host country and sport industry.

• To provide a needs analysis report with qualified data gathered by experts in the field to exhibit challenges faced by migrant athletes and to guide the next steps of the project.

• To develop guides and policy recommendation papers for different stakeholders.

• To develop the curriculum of a training module for minor athletes to overcome their lack of information about general regulations for the immigrant community and specific regulations for migrant athletes. The training mainly aims to support the employment of these athletes in the sports labour market by informing them about their rights and contributing professional knowledge.


The direct target group of the project is minor African athletes in participant countries.


The final beneficiaries of the project are various sport organisations, migration instutions, NGOs working on migration or sport, universities

Parceiros Internos
Centro de Investigação Grupo de Investigação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
CIES-Iscte -- Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Parceiros Externos
Instituição País Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul Bilgi University ) Turquia Líder 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Universidade de Belgrado (Universidade de Belgrado) Sérvia Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Universidade de Loughborough (Universidade de Loughborough) Reino Unido Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Mission 89 (Mission 89) Suíça Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Esprit de Sport International (Esprit de Sport International) Suécia Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
NGO Atina (NGO Atina) Sérvia Parceiro 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Kampos Saint Denis Académie Football Association (Kampos Saint Denis Académie Football Association) França -- 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Equipa de Projeto
Nome Afiliação Papel no Projeto Data de Início Data de Fim
Nuno Filipe de Castro Oliveira Investigador Integrado (CIES-Iscte); Coordenador Local 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
Suleimane Seide Assistente de Investigação (CIES-Iscte); Assistente de Investigação 2021-06-23 2022-12-31
Financiamentos do Projeto
Código/Referência Tipo de Financiamento Entidade Financiadora Programa de Financiamento País Valor Financiado (Global) Valor Financiado (Local) Data de Início Data de Fim
622658-EPP-1-2020-1-TR-SPO-SCP Contrato Comissão Europeia Erasmus+ Collaborative Partnership in the field of Sport Bélgica 34.280 34.280 2021-01-01 2022-12-31
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Social inclusion of African athletes in Europe