Welcome to SUPPORTER, SecUring sPORTs Education thRough innovative and inclusive Gender Equality Plans

SUPPORTER, “SecUring sPORTs Education thRough innovative and inclusive Gender Equality Plans”, is an EU-funded project running from April 2023 until September 2025. It aims to support eight sports higher education institutions from Central and Eastern Europe in developing their own intersectional, innovative, inclusive and impactful Gender Equality Plans, explicitly addressing gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

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#NoExcuse for Eliminating Violence against Women

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2023, sister projects AGRIPGEP, ...
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New SUPPORTER deliverable: Inclusive gender equality policy and practice!  

SUPPORTER has released its first deliverable aiming to outline the theoretical foundation of the project and to set ...
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UniSafe final event

From policy to practice: Pathways to end gender-based violence in academia and research UniSafe is a sister project ...
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INSPIRE Conference: Inclusive gender equality in R&I

Creating knowledge for systemic and sustainable structural change Inspire is a sister project of SUPPORTER funded under Horizon ...
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CALIPER / LeTSGEPs Joint final event

Inclusive research and innovation ecoysystem: A sustainable way forward for gender equality CALIPER and LeTSGEPs are two sister ...
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Sports & Gender Equality: the key role of sports institutions in achieving fair play

In the past few years, gender inequality and gender-based violence in the sports environment have been brought in ...
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Sport Education institutions


Expert Partners



from across Central and Eastern Europe but also Western Europe, the Caucasus, Scandinvavia


Innovative Gender Equality Plans

Our game plan

Through team work, a well designed strategy, established methods and techniques SUPPORTER strives to reach the wider sports ecosystem in the CEE region and in the long run contribute to wide societal changes when to comes to Gender Equality.

On the ground, this will translate into:


8 Gender Equality Plans for Sports Education Institutions that also address gender based-violence


Gender + equality and gender based-violence policies and practices in the field of sport education


Mutual learning: development of training and mentoring-monitoring scheme



Identify systemic challenges

Develop mutual-learning processes activities

Strengthen organisational capacity

Foster an inclusive institutional culture

Strengthen networking and exchange

Foster institutional changes

Focus on gender-based violence

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Project coordinator: European Science Foundation


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European UnionThe contents of this website reflect the view of the ESF. The views expressed on the website do not necessarily reflect the views of the EC. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094529


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