CSV Emilia – Reggio Emilia

Making sports a driver of change to combat social exclusion and discrimination for children with disabilities.


The Sport for All program comprises a series of initiatives aimed at promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of sports and, more generally, in society. Few people with disabilities have the opportunity to practice any sports discipline and enjoy the psychophysical and relational benefits that come with it. That’s why Sport for All is committed to making sports offerings open to all, without any distinctions or barriers, through integrated sports activities, which allow people with different characteristics to come together to have fun and grow together.

The initiative continues in Reggio Emilia in collaboration with DarVoce, the leader of the “All Inclusive Sport” project, which aims to integrate children and young people with disabilities into sports clubs in the province. The main objective is to spread the culture of sports inclusion and diversity, allowing children with disabilities to play sports alongside their peers and thus contribute to a more diverse and inclusive society.


In Italy, few people with any degree and type of disability engage in sports, both in school and extracurricular environments. The sports offerings dedicated to them are generally limited, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and often, as they are exclusively reserved for them, children struggle to integrate and socialize with peers, coaches, and parents. Additionally, sports clubs often refuse to welcome a child or young person with disabilities due to lack of adequate facilities and the skills of coaches/operators in the field of disabilities.

In response to these issues, All Inclusive Sport is committed to contributing to the training of tutors, namely instructors, educators, or volunteers, through specific courses on the world of disability and integrated sports, in order to encourage a more informed, competent approach, and move away from stereotypes. This approach enables the integration of children and young people with disabilities into local sports clubs, promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, with the aim of giving children with and without disabilities the opportunity to get to know each other and grow together.


The initiative targets children and young people with physical, mental, sensory, or intellectual disabilities. In the 2022/2023 sports season, through the extensive network of collaborating entities, a total of 185 athletes with disabilities were enrolled in 82 local sports clubs. For the 2023/2024 season, in order to continue promoting sports and integration, there is a plan to expand the pool of beneficiaries and sports disciplines, involving 215 young athletes.

The commitment of the DarVoce Association materializes, year after year, in the inclusion of young athletes with disabilities in sports courses organized by local sports clubs.


Fondazione Milan


USL Reggio Emilia

Regione Emilia-Romagna

CONI Reggio Emilia, CIP, UISP, CSI

Local non-profit associations