Integration through sport: district invites to online training courses

For many people, sport is an indispensable way of settling into a new home. Especially in clubs, this creates a sense of community and social cohesion. How clubs can open up interculturally, how people with a migration background can be integrated into club life and what opportunities arise from this, is what the district will be informing about in online training sessions on February 24 and March 3. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend.

Especially for representatives of sports clubs and associations, but also club members, active athletes or volunteers, there is valuable information and a constructive exchange. It is organized by the Migration and Integration Office with WIR coordinator Daniel Gretz and integration officer Latif Hamamiyeh Al-Homssi together with the district's sports and youth work department headed by Matthias Schäfer and Peter Schreiber from Sportjugend Hessen e.V..

The aim of both events is to raise awareness of intercultural openness in sports. In addition, clubs are to be encouraged to reflect on themselves against this background - and to become aware of how integration is already practiced in their own club. In addition, ideas and suggestions will be made as to how clubs and associations can implement integrative activities despite the suspension of regular activities - including proactive parental work, cooperation with daycare centers and schools, or the appointment of an integration officer in the clubs. The training sessions will also focus on the exchange of experiences and ideas. The link to the training will be sent to the participants by e-mail one day before the event. Headset and webcam are useful, as active participation is desired.