The SPEY project (Sport for Prevention of Extremism in Youth) is aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 at risk of exclusion and radicalization. The purpose is to provide direction and social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations. Through participation in a specially designed program of sports and activities, including eGames, work on skills and values, links to sport clubs, mentoring, volunteering and mountain activities, vulnerable young people are assisted to integrate into society. Academic experts in the phenomenon of radicalisation will develop effective identification tools to detect young people at risk, as well as measurement and evaluation tools for all activities in the programme.
Lead by the Union of Sport Federations of Catalonia (UFEC) and cofunded by the European Commission, the project is based on a cooperative approach, involving collaboration between public administrations, sports organisations and NGOs, thereby maximising the number of stakeholdersaware of the phenomenon and effective methods to combat it as well as allowing it to beimplemented in other European Union countries.