A support mechanism for migrant African athletes

With the perspective of “sport as a human right”, it targets to encourage social inclusion and support providing equal opportunities in sport for all people, including the ones from a disadvantageous background.

What is SINAFE?

The acronym of the project is “SINAFE”, meaning simplicity in Hausa language, which is one of the most widespread languages of West Africa. In this project, we try to preserve a simple but crucial idea; having equal conditions in sport is a human right.

Who is the target audience?

The direct target group of the SINAFE is the immigrant African athletes in participant countries. Consecutively, the final beneficiaries of the project are the immigrant athletes in various sports and from different countries, as well as various sport organisations, migration institutions and NGOs.

Join our Community

Join Our European-wide Community of African Athletes

    The overall objectives are:


    • to develop a support mechanism for social inclusion of immigrant African athletes in Europe;


    • to contribute to innovative approaches to training for immigrant athletes by developing a curriculum including rights, legal procedures and occupational information using inclusive and empowering techniques.

    intellectual outputs

    • Field Study Report

      Field study report provides detailed information on the needs and challenges of African athletes with a comparative perspective.

    • Toolkit

      The toolkit includes a summary of field study, guides and policy recommendations for immigrant athletes and other stakeholders.

    • Training Program

      The Training Program supports immigrant athletes’ integration and employability in the participant countries.

    News & Articles

    Article: Immigrant athletes and SINAFE (Turkish)

    “Spor aslında dışlayıcılık için de kapsayıcılık için de kullanılabilen bir araç.” 

    NEWS: TPM in Portugal

    main activities

    National Fact-Finding Conference (FFC) in Turkey

    National Fact-Finding Conference in France

    National Fact-Finding Conference in Sweden

    National Fact-Finding Conference in Portugal

    National Fact-Finding Conference (FFC) in Serbia

    Round Table Meeting with International Stakeholders in Switzerland

    Football Tournament in Portugal

    Final Conference and Football Tournament in Turkey


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