Dual Career of Elite Athletes
399 160 €
Across the European Union, around 80 million people with disabilities face various social and physical barriers that impede their chances of developing a professional sports career or attaining a university education.
Despite recent advances in the promotion and participation of athletes with disabilities in high-level sports such as the Paralympics, opportunities to simultaneously pursue a sports career and a university education remain limited. The lack of support and resources necessary to balance both these commitments often creates an unfair choice for these individuals: to pursue either a sports career or a university education.
The Para-Limits project is initiated to address this pressing issue, leveraging the power of sport and education to foster social inclusion and equal opportunities for athletes with disabilities across the EU.
The special aims of the Para-Limits project are:
R1: Documentary research activities
R2: Field research activities
R3: Development of an innovative course curriculum
R4: Implementation of the innovative course curriculum
R5: European Handbook “Para-Limits, Dual Career, Disability and Sport”
R6: Observatory on Dual Career, Disability and Sport