- Speakers: Haïfa Tlili (Paris Descartes-Sorbonne University) and Froukje Smits (Utrecht University of Applied Sciences)
- Organizers: Noortje van Amsterdam (Utrecht University) and Jacco van Sterkenburg (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
What struggles and opportunities do youth face in relation to their participation in sport and physical activities? This question is the starting point of the seminar 'Youth sport participation at the intersection of gender, ethnic and religious identifications' that will be held at Utrecht School of Governance on December 8.
During the seminar we specifically explore how gender, ethnic and religious identifications shape the possibilities of youth to participate in (organized) sport and physical activities. Haïfa Tlili will present the findings of her research on (mostly) Muslim girls’ sport participation in poor urban areas of France. Froukje Smits will present the findings from her study on Christian young people from the Dutch Bible belt who do not participate in sport.
The presentations will be followed by a discussion on the theoretical and practical implications of doing research on youth sport participation at the intersection of gender, ethnic, and religious identifications. Participants can also exchange good practices and ideas related to the empowerment of girls and boys, women and men of minoritized ethnic and/or religious backgrounds in and through sport. In addition, we can discuss the positions these minoritized groups may (not) occupy in the management of sport initiatives.
We would like to invite both academics and stakeholders working in the field to participate.