Group photo at the Italian National Olympic Committee in Rome (Photo credit: Italian Badminton Federation)
B4ALL - Inclusive Badminton
Date: 9/14/2018 1:40 PM
Published by : Tania Teoh
The Italian Badminton Federation hosted the 2nd meeting of the Project Coordination Group for Erasmus+ Sport 2018 – 2020 B4ALL (Badminton for All) project in Rome last week.

A total of 23 participants attended the meeting from the nine entities which are involved in this project. This two years´ project focuses on inclusive badminton where nine organizations around Europe gather to improve and promote inclusivity in badminton.

The nine organizations are; ´The Coordinating Entity – Spanish Badminton Federation and ´Partners´ – Chamartin Badminton Club, Italian Badminton Federation, French Badminton Federation, Badminton Finland, Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Kent, Badminton Europe Confederation, Spanish High Council for Sport and Spanish Paralympic Committee.

Badminton for all

- Thanks to an effort of three years before the start of this project, with the strong support from BEC, the European Union agency admitted the B4ALL Project as Erasmus+ sport project for the 2018 – 2020 term. B4ALL will be a step forward in the meaning of sport for people with disabilities.

- Here we aren´t talking about badminton and para-badminton, it´s just badminton for all explained David Cabello, President of the Spanish Badminton Federation on his view on this project.

What is B4ALL? (Source: Spanish Badminton Federation)

  • A bet for inclusion in the badminton to be played through clubs of participating European countries.
  •  An integrating and innovative approach to grassroots sport and its transition to competition, also for people with disabilities.
  •  A joint action by the participating partners in the real development of the European dimension of sport.
  •  An instrument to disseminate and recommend the necessary adaptations for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the practice of badminton.
  •  A program that will have effects of potentiation of the European participation in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, in which program para-badminton has been included.
The 3rd meeting of the Project Coordination Group is set to be in January 2019. For more information about the B4ALL activities, click here.

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