This year, along with more than other 150 organization members across European and no European state, also Praxis Greece took part at the annual Football People action weeks. During our campaign, being an organization that works for and with refugees, through our events we try to sensitize local people about refugees and the matter of social inclusion.
But in which way we can think about football as a means of social inclusion? Football, being the most famous sport in the world, has the power to bring people closer together. People from different religions, culture, language, sexual orientation and gender. During the years, and with the developing of technology, now even telephone app can be useful. For example, there are apps that organize football match with people that don’t know each other and are designed for the one that move in new cities and don’t know anybody. Maybe they don’t even know the local language but still they want to meet people, have fun and feel less alone. Football it’s perfect for this purpose: you don’t need to speak the same language to play and be part of the team. This apps works like meeting app, but instead of a dates, their goal is to arrange football matches. No matter the differences.
So, it’s clear that it’s not just an app to play football: at the end, they are app for social inclusion.