Launched this Friday (03), with the signing of a presidential decree, the Sports Development Network will map structures, sports equipment, schools, social and health centers across the country, to be used as a basis for the development of projects for the health and well-being of Brazilians through sport. Private sports organizations, which already operate in their regions, will also be encouraged to develop projects within the scope of the Network. The Ministries of Sports, Health, Education and Social Development have been working together since the beginning of the year to build public policy.
After the sports equipment has been identified and analyzed, professionals, managers, young people and other regional leaders will be trained in all dimensions of sport and other public policies to assist in the development of the Network’s projects across the country. The policy launched this Friday is based on interministerial interaction. The Sports Development Network was created and presented during the government transition by the former minister Ana Moserwhich had the approval of the president Lula for the construction of this social sports policy in the transition GT.
According to the Minister of Sports, André Fufuca, “Sport is a great facilitator of the development of fundamental public policies for our country in the areas of health, education, citizenship and many other areas”, analyzed. For Fufuca, “the Sports Development Network makes official what the ministry has already been doing in practice, which is to unite the forces of the Federal Government to bring dignity and a healthy life to all Brazilians, especially those who live in regions of social vulnerability”.
The Ministry of Health will, for example, be responsible for articulating actions related to sport and physical activity practices in the strategies and programs of the National Primary Care Policy (PNAB) and the National Health Promotion Policy (PNPS); support the integration of mobilization agents for sport and physical activity with health teams working in territories and localities; and make data available regarding the practice of sports and physical activity by the population, obtained through the SUS databases.
The Ministry of Education is responsible for promoting integration between comprehensive education initiatives and the Segundo Tempo program, of the Ministry of Sports, in the municipal, state and Federal District public education network. The MEC still seeks to strengthen the implementation of Physical Education as a mandatory curricular component; stimulate the initial and continuing training of Physical Education professionals; make educational statistics available, among other measures.
The Ministry of Development and Social Assistance will provide information on situations of vulnerability and social risk mapped by Social Assistance Surveillance and promote the integration of the SUAS Network (Unified Social Assistance System) with the local centers of the Sports Development Network.
The implementation of the Network will occur gradually and will be structured, initially, in pilot projects, in a quantity to be established in an act by the Minister of Sports.