Welcome to the website of SCAED!

This innovative Erasmus+ KA2 project
prevent and combat EDs among the sport community


a 36 months EU funded Erasmus+ project

that runs from July 2022

I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self love and acceptance!
Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn't worth it.

Eating Disorders have suffered a significant increase around the world over the past decades. In the sport sector, prevalence of these issues is exceptionally worrying, as athletes are more prone to fixation for perfect physical appearance and performance. Even though professional athletes count with the help of nutritionist and psychologist to guide them in their journey, amateurs’ sport coaches do not have the necessary training and knowledge to identify risky behaviors and act upon them. SCAED’s team noticed the lack of resources in the sport sector to provide the population with preventive and reactive tools that can help mitigate the spread of EDs around Europe. For instance, there is not a transnational entity in charge of raising awareness and promoting the exchange of best practices among institutions. “The Sport Community Against Eating Disorders” project, also known as SCAED, tries to get inserted in this niche by, first, identifying the characteristics of EDs among amateur European athletes and, second, creating high-quality materials (Manual, Booklet and Map of European Entities) that can be used by sport related institutions (sport clubs, associations of families, coach-training institutions, etc.) in the fight against EDs. The research was turned into a report that serves as the base of future studies and projects, while the manual was put into practice through introductory workshops that should, in the long run, help athletes’ coaches and families in this matter. As a result of the close collaboration of partners and the involvement of other stakeholders in an International Multiplier Event, a European Sport Front against EDs was created, fostering future initiatives and activities.