MENS – Mental European Network of Sport events

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  • To develop a documented and evidence based approach of the use of sports in the treat of mental illness
  • To establish a European Mental Health Sports Network
  • To increase public awareness on the necessity of a new specific approach on the conjunction of Sport with Mental Health through an EU wide Awareness Campaign


  • Desk reviewing for recording national policies and good practices conjugating sports and mental health
  • Creating of models for sport events involving mentally ill at a local and national level as parts of the “Sports for All” movement
  • Conducting of policy documentation papers for critical scientific issues on the use of sports in rehabilitation of mental health



  • Coordinator: EDRA – The “Social Cooperative Action for Vulnerable Groups” (Greece)
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – School of Physical Education and Sport Science (Greece)
  • KENT University School of Physical Sciences (United Kingdom)
  • COSS Marche (Italy)
  • Fundacion Intras (Spain)
  • EUFAMI European Network (Belgium)
  • Sporium Spor Kulübü – Golbasi Sporium Spor Kulübü ve Dernegi (Turkey)
  • Asociacija Aukstelkes Specialiosios Olimpiados Klubas – ASOK Asociacija “aukstelkesok” (Lithuania)
  • Ozara Zavod Maribor (Slovenia)
  • Rijeka Disability Sports Association (Croatia)
  • Villa Montesca (Italy)
  • ANARP (Portugal)
  • First Fortnight (Ireland)
  • MEH Merseyside Expanding Horizons LTD (United Kingdom)
  • Municipality of Galatsi (Greece)
  • FOKUS Sdružení pro péči o duš.nemocné (Czech Republic)
  • CESIE (Italy)

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Date of the project

01/01/2017 – 30/06/2018

DG of reference

DG EAC, Education and Training, Erasmus+ Sport: Support to Collaborative Partnerships




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