This research is a practical tool to help organisations understand the Sport for Change landscape in Sweden and the role they can play to boost it: barriers, opportunities and key stakeholders to lead the way forward.
The research team carried out 50 semi-structured in-depth interviews, either in-person or remotely, to stakeholders in Sweden, together with extensive desk-based research to triangulate, test and complement findings from qualitative interviews.
Organisational development and learning (Practitioner Accelerator)
Sparks Generation – Today, too many young people suffer from mental and physical illness, feel lonely and lack meaningful extracurricular activities, where they can grow, feel joy, meaning and connection with others.
Our purpose is to inspire young people to explore and develop their inner passion, by making it easier to find and try different activities where they can have fun, meet new friends, grow self-esteem and develop skills required for adulthood and working life. We contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable society where everyone can be their best self.
Sparks Generation is a non profit association, launched in April 2019 and so far we have helped over 1400 young people try many different activities in sports, arts, music and programming.
Our youth-co-created method consist of local SPARKS-youths ambassadors inspiring other youth both on social media, at activities and in schools and our scalable platform sparksapp.se where youth can find all local extra-curricular activities that are offered, hence letting youth decide for themselves what to do, but also enabling them to have a voice and impact on what is being offered in their local communities.
Korpen Svenska Motionsidrottsförbundet – Is the national Swedish Exercise & Sports Association that links clubs, communities and businesses together, launching regional and national sports initiatives to encourage activity for all. It is the first point of contact for finding local sports initiatives.
Korpen Svenska Motionsidrottsförbundets history dates back more than 75 years. When it all started, it was above all about offering different professional groups an opportunity to play sports together by, for example, playing football or bandy against each other.
Today, the organization is adapted to modern sports, but there is still a lot of focus on company sports and activities in the workplace. Korpen today has more than 200 associations all over Sweden, all of which are responsible for their own activities.
Korpen Svenska Motionsidrottsförbundet complements the rest of the sports movement in the country and offers its members about 90 different activities. The wide range means that the organization can attract a broad target group of all ages to exercise without demands on results and performance. Being part of Korpen Svenska Motionsidrottsförbundet is about joy, community and having fun together.
Fight for Zero - works to inspire and realise youth potential! We work to reduce and counter crime, violence and social exclusion in vulnerable areas.
We work to realise youth potential through a combination of early preventive activities such as boxing, education and personal development. It promotes inclusion, improves health and supports young people to realise their potential.
Fight for Zero's vision is a society without violent crime. We are working towards a zero vision against violence in Sweden.
BK Norrköping Tillsammans - is social inclusion programme that uses football to help support young people through school and in the wider community.