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“Together in Sport”: Conclusion of a successful project

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✔️ 9,041 children of refugee and Greek origin
✔️ 9 Olympic sports
✔️ 2 years of weekly sport practices
✔️ 143 sporting events and creative activities
✔️ 30 refugee camps and shelters
✔️ 51 schools 
✔️ 8 municipalities

These are just some of the numbers of the successful “Together in Sport” project. Within two years, more than 9,000 children participated in activities held in Athens, Ioannina, Kavala, Drama, Lesvos, Piraeus, Schimatari and Thiva, sending a strong message of friendship and mutual respect.

“Together in Sport” gave children of refugee and Greek origin the opportunity to get to know various sports and the values of Olympic education, but above all, it succeeded in strengthening social cohesion and reducing the reservations of local communities towards refugee children.

We warmly thank the participating municipalities, as well as all the partners and collaborators who contributed to make “Together in Sport” an example of excellent cooperation that had a positive impact for all the people in local communities.

“Together in Sport”, initiated and co-funded by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, was implemented by METAdrasi in cooperation with the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the participation of municipalities all over Greece. The project was co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

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