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The essential, positive social contribution of sports is undisputed: Joy of the game, diversity, tolerance, and respect – these are all values that are actively lived and promoted by sporting organizations on a daily basis.

On the other hand, we have under-represented black or Asian coaches in leading positions, we benefit from poor working conditions in Bangladesh to get the new jersey of our favorite club for the new season and we have corruption cases in our biggest sporting federations.

Sport faces ongoing (legal) challenges in terms of discrimination, athletes‘ rights, or overall social responsibilities. During COVID-19, the already deprived and most vulnerable populations have been explicitly hit by crisis regulations and restrictions. Soon, a significant increase in consideration of human rights requirements can be expected in the economic sector of sport, thus PRESFUL would directly anticipate binding policies. A holistic human rights assessment cycle would be vital to regaining the trust of fans, civil society, and all relevant stakeholders in the field to shape a more sustainable sport for everyone.



Almost all human rights due diligence legislation is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As such, their function is primarily diagnostic. This project will build on research from different sports and different countries to capture the most recurring contextual factors to establish a sports human rights toolkit for stakeholders that are interested in knowing more about human rights due diligence.

Conduct research while delivering a cooperative and concerted approach among EU Member States (but not only) in order to deliver added value in the field of sport integrity at EU level, with scalability across other continents and promoting sport social responsibility in general.

International Perspectives

Underlying concepts

Recognizing that it is essential to protect, respect and fulfil the human rights of all involved in the delivery of physical education, physical activity and sport.

– Kazan Action Plan, Section 22


Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

  • 8.5
    • By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.7
    • Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
  • 8.8
    • Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

SDG 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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About the Challenge

The Global Design Challenge is an event which gives participants the unique opportunity to find solutions to the challenges faced in sport and physical activity as a result of Covid-19.

The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity is set in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals following the Kazan Action Plan (2017).

The event took place over the weekend of 26th – 29th June 2020. Teams worked together to develop their ideas and submit them online on Devpost to Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity.