The main objective of the BE-JUDO-IN project is to contribute to a better understanding of social inclusion in and through sport - what it actually represents and how we can define it. Our initial definition is that based on inclusion we enable spaces where all participants can contribute to each other’s wellbeing. We see a sport club, in our case judo club, as an ideal environment for social inclusion in and through sport.
Many years of experience in the field of inclusive judo, chronic lack of education as well as insufficient opportunities for the development of inclusive judo, led to the partnership and creation of the BE JUDO INCLUSIVE project.
BE-JUDO-IN is a project which brings together for the first time three judo clubs for people with various abilities from three countries: Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.
Fuji, Sensei-IN and Klub Sankaku Ljubljana were established solely with the aim of including people with diverse abilities in their regular judo programs.
and in judo specifically, is at the very heart of this project, and we believe that our approach to develop inclusive spaces in judo and also in other sports and activities is the right way to a more inclusive society as a whole.
We believe that diverse abilities judokas should be altogether involved in mainstream sports judo clubs and not in isolated institutions. In these clubs, judokas with various types of disabilities train together. The methods of cooperation can be different and we will present all of this in our Erasmus+ BE-JUDO-IN project.
The inclusive environment created in the three clubs is based not only on equal rights but also on equal opportunities. Nowadays, such a way of thinking should be the foundation of functioning. We live inclusion, we do not implement it. We are setting new standards of inclusion that we want to significantly expand through international cooperation, but also strengthen in our countries.
1. To exchange best practices on different approaches of inclusive judo among the participating experts.
2. To train judo coaches from participating countries in inclusive judo approaches.
3. To introduce inclusive judo approaches in as many judo clubs in the participating countries.
4. To define social inclusion in sport, based on participant survey.
5. To promote the inclusive judo approach across the EU.
The BE JUDO INCLUSIVE project should also strengthen the judo methodology for social inclusion by sharing experiences and practices adopted in the countries participating in the project.
is to create guidelines for social inclusion and methodology through the consciously identification of challenges in judo training, especially for judokas with: (1) cerebral palsy, (2) intellectual disability, (3) mental health challenges and (4) diverse abilities practising in the mixed groups.
Through the project, participating judo clubs and national judo federations are able to dialogue with each other, compare methodologies and tools, transfer acquired knowledge to other coaches and promote social inclusion in and through sports at the local, national and international levels.