1 Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU2 Danish Centre for Rural Research, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU3 Danish Centre for Rural Research, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU
En analyse af betydningen af netværker mellem idrætsforeninger og nydanske familier
There is a growing welfare political trust in the potential to integrate ethnic minority children through sports in Denmark. Funding of sports projects for ethnic minority children in disadvantaged areas is growing, and one of the overarching sports projects is the Get2sport programme. The chapter takes a close look at the outcome of 12 projects in the Get2sport programme. The projects are mainly implemented through football clubs (although a taekwondo club and a boxing club are also featured in the programme) in areas that are disadvantaged in teh sense of economic, educational and leisure time resources. The study shows that the children are easily recruited, but not easily held as members, because of the lack of network connections between the parents and the sports clubs. The parental backup of volunteer-based sports in Denmark is considered the backbone of Danish sports associations, but the disadvantaged areas show a considerable lack of social ties between the clubs and ethnic minority families. This seems to result from a lack of trust that is partly cultural partly social in nature. The study concludes that despite the popularity of the Get2sport programme, the programme has not yet been able to overcome this obstacle.
Integration Gennem Kroppen. Idræt, Etnicitet Og Velfærdspolitik: Bind 5. Migration Og Integration, 2013, p. 184-210