The online platform “Sport with courage” is a service by athletes for athletes. It collects compact, practical information and material on right-wing extremism in sport and addresses athletes, coaches, youth leaders and officials.
The platform was developed through the online counselling of Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie e.V. and the state sports associations of eastern Germany. By joining the project, the associations make the point that they are conscious of their social responsibility. Sport has strong educational, social, ethical and democratic potential, which is not realized without conscious effort. Eastern German sports associations see it as their duty to guarantee that their members live out sporting values and ideals. “Sport with courage” makes a valuable contribution towards this.
The platform is funded by the Federal Ministry of the Interior within the federal programme “Zusammenhalt durch Teilhabe” (“Cohesion through participation”), which supports projects in the field of democratic participation. It is implemented by a coordinating body at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).