Topic: Participation, citizenship, democracy

How is active participation possible? What motivation is needed to trigger participation in general?
What impact has the individual person on team results?
What kind of participative structures do we see in sports? What roles are created in sports by these structures?
What responsibility lies within active participation?
Does participation mean social inclusion (in sports) as well?

Participation is a core value for non-formal learning settings, but equally important in sports as well. This topic provides an easy access to make implicit values visible and to discuss the impact they have on participants and their attitudes and opinions regarding this topic in society in general. Sport activities can easily be turned into real life situations where citizenship behaviours can be observed and assessed. Collective sports offer huge potential in dealing with representative and participative democratic models.