Developing a multi-level framework for analyzing public sports-based programmes to integrate migrants and refugees into organized sports

Peter Ehnold, Henning Jarck*, Alison Doherty, Karsten Elmose-Østerlund, Josef Fahlén, Andreas Gohritz, Bjarne Ibsen, Siegfried Nagel, Ørnulf Seippel, Cecilia Stenling, Åse Strandbu, Tracy Taylor, Sarah Vögtli, Torsten Schlesinger

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Voluntary sports clubs (VSCs) are viewed by governments as an important catalyst for the integration of migrants/refugees. However, research has shown that only a small number of VSCs are directly involved in ‘integration through sport’ practices. To increase the ­number of VSCs that are willing and able to significantly implement targeted integration measures, it is necessary to understand how ‘integration through sport policies’ can actually reach the local level and impact practices. In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework that considers and bundles current integration research in organized sports. To address the complexity, a multi-level framework will be developed that helps to understand the roll-out strategies and implementation processes of integration programmes for migrants in organized sports. Additionally, it helps to support practitioners in developing appropriate evaluation schemes, or revising existing integration programmes at the local, regional or national level in order to increase the number of integrative VSCs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSport in Society
ISSN1743-0437
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21. Feb 2023

Keywords

  • integration
  • intended and unintended effects
  • Migrants
  • policy
  • voluntary sports clubs

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