Participation in sport from a European policy perspective
- Scheerder, J., Breedveld, K.
- Sport and Citizenship, (33)
The heart of any sport policy ought to be raising levels of sport participation and preventing any social group being excluded from sport. Despite serious efforts in raising the levels of sport participation, countries differ on sport participation rates. In order to develop a public policy to increase sport participation rates and to set reasonable targets it is necessary to have a sound understanding of the development and the differences in sport participation rates over time, and to develop a solid evidence base for sport.