ORIENT (Orienteering for the Inclusion of disadvantagEd people iN sporT) is an Erasmus+ funded project aiming at encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.
The project is an initiative of seven organisations from five different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia and Spain,) active in sport and social services at various levels.
To foster ORIENT’s equal opportunities objective, partners organise TrailO activities as an inclusive educational tool able to engage disable and able-bodies in the same event, with the same possibilities to win. In three years (2020-2022), ORIENT partners will develop tools to facilitate the organisation of TrailO grassroots events involving able and disabled athletes. They will participate in trail orienteering events and seminars across Europe, along with transnational partners who will share their organisational and operational expertise.
On 13 August 2022, the Latvian Orienteering federation (LOF) will host ORIENT's third multiplier in Reina trase, Krimuldas pagasts, Siguldas novads.
The first ORIENT project multiplier event, titled Inclusion and Sports Networks, gathered over 50 participants
The first multiplier event of the ORIENT project will take place on 22 April in Barcelona
ORIENT PARTNER LOF (Latvian Orienteering Federation) tells how Trail Orienteering developed in Latvia and how the Federation is facing the challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic
See what Trail Orienteering looks like in this video produced by FISO athletes in Italy.
Seven European organisations met in Rome, at the Head Office of the CONI, to launch 'ORIENT', an international social inclusion project funded by the European Union.