RISE (Roma Inclusion through Sport in Europe) is a joint initiative of European sport and civil society organisations to tackle discrimination, social exclusion and marginalisation of Roma youngsters through exchanging of good practices, capacity building activities and the development and implementation of sport-based educational activities. The key objective of the project is to promote social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of disadvantaged situation of the Roma minority through sport-based education activities. RISE is a 18-months long Small Collaborative Partnership framed under the Erasmus+ Sport priority “encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport” addressing the needs of underprivileged young EU citizens and organisations dealing with this target group.

Main goals of the project

  1. To promote social inclusion, equal opportunities and sport-based education for
    underprivileged (especially Roma) young people, and raise awareness of the
    importance of health-enhancing physical activity through innovative cross-sector
  2. To empower and build capacity of sport clubs, youth organisations, educational
    institutions to develop and deliver sport-based educational activities targeting
    underprivileged populations, especially Roma youngsters;
  3. To collect, classify and promote European good practices in the field of social
    inclusion through sport and to develop a sport-based educational methodology to
    be introduced in an accessible handbook;
  4. To up-skill trainers, coaches, youth leaders and NGO staff with necessary
    knowledge to realize sport-based educational interventions to underprivileged
    target groups, such as Roma youngsters.

Project Coordinator

Budapest Association for International Sports (BAIS) is a volunteer based, youth-led non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote physical activity, active lifestyle, intercultural understanding, tolerance and participation through non-formal education. Between 2015 and 2017 we developed our activities as an informal group of young people under the name of International Sport Association of Budapest (ISAB). On 18 December 2017 we were registered as a non-for-profit association by the court of Budapest.

The primary goal of our organization is to promote physical acitvity, healthy lifestyle and participation in grassroots sport activities among young people regardless of their origin and social status. Our target group includes international and Hungarian students, young professionals and young people in general. Through the organization of recreational activities, youth exchanges and training courses we aim to create sport-based educational opportunities for young people and to strenghten mutual understanding and friendship among them. The secondary goal of the organization is to connect local sport clubs and grassroots initiatives with internationals living in Budapest and to provide them information about sport related events taking place in the city.


The RISE project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union