HALT project is focused on raising awareness about best practices for preventing harassment and abuse in sports under the specific topic: “Combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport”.
HALT will create and exploit a bunch of learning technologies (digital games, digital informative material, movie, online community of practice platform) developed by academics (AUTH, EUC) to address this goal in a rather big network of athletes in all over the Europe guaranteed by the participation of sports federations (EGO, EUSA), athletes associations (SJPF, AJFSF) and sport umbrella association (ASVÖ Salzburg).
The specific project objectives are:
• Develop Online Communities of Practice (CoP) for awareness and knowledge about harassment and abuse in sports among athletes, academic experts and sport sector stakeholders to enable synergies and collaborative learning about state-of-art about harassment and abuse prevention in sports.
• Enable knowledge sharing and the emergence of best practices with an emphasis on athletes’ awareness and knowledge about harassment and abuse in sport; developing e-learning material; minimizing the risk of offending behavior of people involved in sports; identifying new areas for policy intervention; and developing harassment and abuse social norms through whistleblowing promotion across all levels and types of sports.
• Sensitizing the target groups about harassment and abuse in sports by creating a short movie, available in the online CoP.
• To design and develop digital content packaged in serious games and gamified digital interfaces to support sports people to (a) recognize and (b) avoid harassment and abuse.
• Increase sport stakeholders' awareness about the benefits of using CoP for awareness and knowledge in the context of harassment and abuse in sports research, education, and policy-making, and to stimulate future innovative educational methods for preventing harassment and abuse in sports.
22/02/2019.HALT partners of the EU-supported project Halting Harassment and Abuse in Sports using Learning Technologies (HALT) met in Thessaloniki, Greece, on February 22, 2019.