SPIN started in 2010 as a project and evolved over the years into a key European actor on social inclusion through sport.

The following organisations initiated the SPIN network:

Starting with the SPIN Refugees project (2020-2022), the network was joined by:

Ahead of the SPIN Women conference in Vienna in 2021 the founding organisations underwent an in-depth discussion process and agreed to formalize the network. Finally, they drafted statutes which were presented during the Vienna event to potential future member organisations. During the closing session of the SPIN Women conference SPIN partners launched the international Sport Inclusion Network (SPIN).

Meanwhile, the network has been registered as a non-profit association according to Austrian law in May 2023. The final statutes are available here.

Organisiations and initiatives who would like to join the SPIN network are invited to get in touch via


The formal process to become a member organisation will start in the fall of 2023. More infos will be made available soon on our website.

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