The UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights (1948) included education as a basic human right, yet there are still more than 262 million children out of school. Insecurity, conflict, high incidence of disasters and gender disparities, affects livelihoods and further prevents children from attending school, resulting in a widening economic gap among young people. Education is also increasingly a target of attack in times of conflict, with women and girls education a particular focus. This may be in part, due to the power of education to create sustainable social change.

The role of sport and physical activity in formal and informal education is widely recognised, particularly in a post pandemic world, not only its positive influence on mental and physical wellbeing, but also its beneficial effects on learning abilities. The Education Module conveys the role Sport and combined PE activities fulfils in building social values such as fairness, solidarity, team spirit, and fair play while also being powerful tools for the social integration for groups at risk of marginalisation and social exclusion.


What is Education

Global State of Play

European State of Play

Sport for All and Education

Role of Sport for All in Education

Relevant case studies and good practices

United Nations SDGs, Education and Sportf or All




Attacks on education/Gender and education/Human Rights/Social change/Vulnerable and excluded groups/Sport for All Values/Physical Education