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Naturefriends Sports for All

Many people find rest and relaxation in sports and leisure-time activities. For people with a physical impairment, however, it is often difficult ‒ if not impossible ‒ to indulge in such activities. Through our project "Naturefriends Sports for All", funded by the Erasmus + programme, we aim to support our local groups in the planning and development of accessible outdoor sports offers.

A need for this most certainly exists: according to a study of the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, published in 2011, more than a billion people have impairments. This amounts to 15 percent of the global population. Almost 50 million live in the EU. When additionally taking into account people with temporary impairments ‒ after an accident or a surgery, for example ‒ or elderly people, it becomes clear that many people depend on accessibility.