Project: Women and Girls in Sports News and Media

Acronym: NEWMAGS

Key action: Erasmus+ Sport

Duration: 24 Months

Start Date: 01/01/2017

The Project aims to increase awareness of the issue of insufficient and inappropriate coverage of women’s sport, reduce the gender stereotyping in media coverage of sport, and increase the quality and quantity of media coverage of women’s sport at a local, regional, national and European level. This will benefit the health and wellbeing of all women and girls, by providing them with positive sporting role models and fostering a culture that sees sport as an accessible and desirable activity for women and girls.

The Project focuses on four priority areas that need attention in national strategies for action:

  • Equal representation and gender sensitivity in decision making.
  • Equal representation and gender equality in coaching and teaching in sport.
  • The fight against gender violence in sport and the role of sport in preventing gender violence.
  • The fight against negative gender stereotypes in sport and the promotion of positive role models and the role of media in this perspective.

FOPSIM’s role is to carry out and delivery the activities in Malta including identifying best practice examples, facilitating a national info-session, and participating in the partner’s meeting and organizing meeting in Malta.


  • United Kingdom: Women in Sport (coordinator)
  • Malta: FOPSIM
  • Sweden: Girls in sport
  • Greece: European Institute for Local Development (EILD)
  • Romania: West University of Timisoara

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