UISP and FairPlay cooperate since 1999, which is the year of FARE's foundation. UISP is a founding member of the FARE network.
WHAT UISP IS?
UISP (Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti) is an association of sport for all with the aim to extend the right to sports practice to everyone. Sport for all is a good connected with the health, life quality, education and social relations. This is why it deserves the acknowledgment and public protection.
Sport for all is a right, an immediate reference to a good life quality to be strengthened day by day both in the traditional frameworks and in environment. Sport for all interprets a new right of citizenship, it belongs to the "life policies" and, also by having experience with a number of competitive activities, it is justified thanks to the values, which are not referable to the supremacy of the result, which is typical of the absolute performance sport.
Sport for all, only one word, a new one, which already exists in real life, but is still not written into the dictionary. We decided to have this identity, we have wanted to give the central importance of UISP to the single person, the citizen, women and men of any age, everyone of them have their rights, motivations, their differences which have to be recognised and evaluated: the differences of age, abilities, disabilities, sex differences, different motivation for practising sports.
The only difference which we fight against are social inequalities and lack of equal opportunities. "No one excluded" is the saying that we choose for ours activities. The most part of our activities are inspired to the promotion of inclusion through the sports activity.
Sport for all means right this: to rewrite our sport purpose, to redesign the activity of every teaching "made to your measure", following the profile of everyone, always remembering the profile of UISP: the culture of rights, of environment, of solidarity.
WHAT UISP DOES?
Our mission is to demonstrate that "an other sport is possible". This not only means to develop cultural innovation, but also to concretely transform it in technical experimentation, methodological and organizational. UISP sports Leagues have made own and reinforced these strategic options.
Sport for all has potentially extended to all the citizens the offer of physical practice like concrete research and experimentation of a better quality of life. Sport for all is first of all related to health and physical well-being, it privileges open air practices, it is exposed to the elaboration of experiences that take advantage of sweet and not dissipative energies; it uses poor and changing systems; it asserts a relationship with the time and with the same technical measurement embezzled to the obligatory nature of the record: it makes lever on a need of emotion mortified by the routine.
Uisp, through its initiatives has the objective to give value to the several faces of sport, from that competitive one (with particular attention to the not competitive and amateurs world) to that spectacular one, from that instrumental (sport for health, well-being, environment protection) to that expressive (collective and individual practices outside of structured sports circuits). The greatest Uisp sport for all initiatives are launched in spring since the beginning of the '80s: Vivicittà, Giocagin, Bicincittà, Diamoci una Mossa. These are sports event that involve tens of Italian and foreign cities at the same time and that see Uisp together with important Italian associations, from Unicef to WWF, from Legambiente to Libera (the association against mafia), from Aism (the association for the sclerosis research) to Amnesty International.
Uisp tries to deepen and to show the several faces of "sport for all" and its "social value".
The topic of the solidarity, declined on the field of inclusion and socialization, it becomes the nerve of one of the several projects that Uisp realizes on the land of the denied rights. As in the case of the immigrates projects.
Considering the socio-cultural value of sport, the not oral language can become an encounter place between different languages, cultures and ideologies. The objective is to reach a public awareness of public opinion and of a pacific cohabitation between people of different cultures through the use of sport like socialization
WHERE YOU CAN FIND UISP
Uisp, Italian Sport for All Association, has exceeded 1.200.000 of active members and more than 16.000 sports clubs. You can find UISP in all regions and cities: 162 regional and local committees, engaged in 28 sports disciplines. Dates of meetings and conferences are on our site: www.uisp.it
28 NATIONAL SPECIALITIES LEAGUES:
Athletics, Autocross, Basketball, Billiards, Bowls, Canoeing, Chess, Cycling, Dance, Gymnastics, Golf, Horse-riding, Kart, Ice sports, Martial arts, Motorcycling, Physical activities for elderly people, Mountain sports, Rowing, Sailing and windsurf, Skating, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Traditional sports and games, Underwater activities, Volleyball.
The main tasks within the FfE-project are:
- Designing and implementing a campaign against homophobia in Italy
- Implementing anti-homophobia measurements at the Mondiali Antirazzisti
- Connecting anti-racist teams with LGBTIQ teams at the Mondiali Antirazzisti
- The Exhibition "Against the Rules" will be shown at the Mondiali Antirazzisti 2012
- Like every project partner, UISP is participating in the FARE-Action Weeks 2011 and 2012