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Welcome to our Country Collection!

We are implementing S4D projects and programmes in countries all over the world, always in close cooperation with different local partner organisations. In every country, significant S4D knowledge and content has been developed, in different languages, with different sport ant topical foci. We are happy to share that valuable S4D knowledge with you!



The GIZ programme „Social Inclusion through Sport in the Balkan Region“ seeks to closely cooperate with local networks consisting of municipalities, NGOs, schools, kindergartens and sport clubs, which are engaged in developing and implementing local S4D strategies in the following countries of the Western Balkans: North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The activities of all networks focus on strengthening the capacities of coaches, trainers, PE teachers, social/youth workers and young professionals to use sport, physical activity and games as instruments for social inclusion of marginalized groups and community development. They raise awareness of S4D by staging social inclusive sport activities, improving the accessibility and increasing the participatory conditions of sport grounds and equipment. Networking, exchange and cooperation among different stakeholders on local, national and regional level fosters social cohesion and learning within communities and across borders.

In Albania, Fier Municipality has a high proportion of youth, 27%, but there is a significant lack of social services, non-profit organizations and sport-related activities supporting social development or inclusion. The main problem is the social exclusion of young girls as a result of the patriarchal mentality, poverty and low social integration which in turn leads to problems such as early marriages, dropping out of school (high school education is not obligatory in Albania), lack of education, gender discrimination and low self-esteem for girls.

The objectives of the project in Albania are the social integration and inclusion of young girls in recreational sports and playful activities to raise awareness in the community and among parents on the potential of inclusion in and through physical activities. Partners are the Educational Department of the municipality, School Directories, the Multi club sport department and different NGOs (e.g. Roma Active, Epoka e Re).

We invite you to have a look at the following teaching and learning material, which was created with our partner organizations in the Western Balkan. You will find a more detailed description about the materials in our collection S4D Tools for your Practice/Teaching and Learning Materials.

If you want to have more detailed and/or further information about S4D in the country, please have a look at the following publications.