“Sport for social action”, was a capacity building project financed by the European Union under the Erasmus +, Sport programme, implemented by Youth Alliance –Krusevo. The project was based on addressing the importance of sport in the process of creating socially inclusive society. The project included the following 5 partners: Youth Alliance - Krusevo [Republic of North Macedonia], Special Olympics Macedonia [Republic of North Macedona] EuroDEMOS [Romania], Inter Alia [Greece] and Special Olympics Slovenia [Slovenia].
Main goal of the project was to raise capacities of involved organizations to promote social inclusion and volunteerism by implementing sport activities and services directly including young people with intellectual disabilities and to use sport as drive force of social inclusion.
The project included transnational activities in the forms of coordination meetings and round tables and activities at the level of national countries including trainings, developing new innovative practice ‘Inclusive Volunteering 1+1’ and public awareness raising camping. The first round table (RT I_ Report.pdf) took place in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia from 11th till 14th of May and the main aim was to gather relevant experts in the topic of sport and non formal education, in order to discuss the best tools and methodology to implement future national activities within the project framework. The second round table (RT II_Report.pdf )took place from 11th till 14th of October, 2018 in Athens, Greece. The round table was focused on the process of developing new innovative practices, identifying and overcoming the obstacles, the role of stakeholders representing different sectors (educational, labor, youth) in the process and reflection on the practice “inclusive volunteering 1+1” developed during the project. The activities implemented at national and local level within the framework of the “Sport for Social Action” project represent the main action taken to bring the concept of inclusive sport close and directly to the people. More information about the national activities in all countries you can find at the detailed report.
The project visibility and dissemination was strong focus of the project partners and we are proud that more than 150 announcements for the project were published on different media channels - social and traditional media. More information about media coverage for the project you can find at media report.
Sport for Social Action: National Activities
From 10th to 12th of December, the Evaluation meeting for the "Sport for Social Action" project took place in Skopje. The partners from Romania, Slovenia, Greece and North Macedonia met to evaluate the activities to be implemented at national level, and to share good practices from the results achieved until now. The project is producing substantial impact in the involved communities, making them more inclusive and healthy.
Partner EuroDEMOS from Romania referred especially about the Presentation of results which took place in Municipality in front of the Mayor of Iasi.
18th to 22 of December, a series of activities within the framework of the "Sport for social action"
project took place in Skopje. The athletes of Special Olympics Macedonia,
together with young people from the local community, were involved in three
events in which they had the chance to try four different sports: bowling,
karate, ping pong and badminton.
The sportive activities created an inclusive environment for people with mental disabilities and regular people, making them engage together in new sports they never tried before to have fun and be healthy at the same time.
The young people from local community and newcomers also had the chance to learn from the athletes of Special Olympics and from the professionals present during the activities. The events had positive influence in promoting sport as a way to create an inclusive and happy community. The events also featured the presence of representatives from the Macedonian Youth National Council, Youth coordinator from Municipality of Krusevo and Mayor of Municipality of Karpos.
Sport for Social Action: Rountable II
Rountable II The second roundtable of the project "Sport for Social Action" took place in Athens from 11th to 14th of October. The representatives of the partner organization continued to go in deeper in the topic of the inclusive power of sport for people with different disabilities, not only through discussion but also through the direct and physical engagement of the participant.
Aim of the project "Sport of Social Action" is to promote sport in the four involved countries, (North Macedonia, Greece, Slovenia and Romania) sport as a way to create inclusive environment and communities for people with mental disabilities and regular people, in order to integrate them at social level through the sharing of the sportive activities.
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