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ICSS, Partners Launch 'Crossing The Boundaries Through Sport'


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Doha: Recognising the need to tackle the challenges posed by refugee flows affecting Europe at large, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) Europe joined forces with the International Olympic Truce Centre (IOTC), Spanish Fundación Sevilla Fútbol Club, and Italy's Fondazione Lazio 1900 in a collaborative partnership under the EU ERASMUS+ sport programme to launch the project“Crossing the Boundaries through Sport (CrosSport)”.

ICSS Europe is a non-profit entity established under the umbrella of the Doha-based International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS).

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The CrosSport project's official launch took place during a project kick-off session held during the European Week of Sport in Lisbon, hosted by the National Olympic Committee of Portugal.

The project kick-off session brought together project partners along with relevant international and national institutions such as the International Organization for Migration and the Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth, and a“refugees-led sharing talk”, which gathers four testimonies representing the refugee's communities identified by project partners.

The project comes in response to today's current and dramatic events stressing, more than ever, the need to adopt innovative measures and CrosSport's pioneering approach aimed at exploring new avenues for reception, inclusion and integration of refugees in our societies by using the power of sport.

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