INCREASING THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF COACHES
IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
IN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport: One of the major challenges that we want to tackle is the prejudices that still exist among parents about the practice of football by girls. In this respect, we will initiate women's football awareness and popularization campaigns to show the benefits of practicing this sport. Women are under-represented in this domain of sport. In accordance with the Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2015, the Commission will encourage the mainstreaming of gender issues into sport-related activities.
- Support the mobility of coaches and staff of sport organisations: we will have 4 transnational meetings dedicated to the exchange of good practices in the domain of women’s football.
As stated in the European Commission's 2007, White Paper on Sport, the societal role of sport is important for:
- Enhancing public health through physical activity: our project will contribute to this objective by raising the number of women that practice sport in general and football in particular.
- Enhancing the role of sport in education and training: our project will develop the knowledge, motivation, skills of women through professional football or grassroot football.
- Promoting volunteering and active citizenship through sport: Participation in a team, principles such as fair-play, compliance with the rules of the game, respect for others, solidarity and discipline as well as the organisation of amateur sport based on non-profit clubs and volunteering.
- Using the potential of sport for social inclusion, integration and equal opportunities: The specific needs and situation of underrepresented groups therefore need to be addressed - in all of Europe, only 65 women hold a UEFA Pro licence, while 9387 men do.
- Sharing our values with other parts of the world: through our project we will share good practices with other football clubs in Europe and we will join our forces in developing the sector of women’s football.
- Moving towards evidence-based sport policies: taking into account that for example in Romania the salary for a woman football player is very low and the working conditions are very scarce – no equipments, insurance, the domain of feminine football is not very developed in Romania and the attractiveness of this game for young girls and their parents is very reduced. We hope that through our project we will give an alarm signal to local and national public institutions regarding the existing playing conditions and the public policies needed in this field.
- Free movement and nationality: although there is a substantial growth in percentage terms over the last six years in the grassroots feminine football in Europel, the mobility of players is a problem for most of the women’s clubs in Romania and not only, as they can not cover the costs with transport, accommodation and meals for the players and their coaches. ProCALL project wants to contribute to this objective and to rise the mobility of women football players and their coaches.
- Media: through this project we want to promote the sport sector for women in particular and assure the wide access for citizens to broadcasts of womens’ sport events.