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13.11.2022
On November 13, 2022, during the sports holiday "Choose your way of sports", held at the "Vasil Levski" National Sports Academy, the activities and the e-learning platform, part of the "BOOST-Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents" project, were presented. During the event the following topics were discussed and debated: the need to increase skills and employability, modernize education, training and youth work with a focus on young people and the development of transversal skills and their importance for the personal and professional development of young people in Europe.
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11.11.2022
In the period 07 – 11 November 2022, in Kaunas, Lithuania, an international meeting and a final conference of the ONE GOAL project were held, in which coaches and experts from 5 partner countries – Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Uruguay and the hosts from Lithuania took part. Kornelia Naydenova, Zlatka Gaberova and Ivaylo Zdravkov took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association – a partner in the project.
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09.11.2022
On November 9, 2022, a training of pedagogical counselors and psychologists from the capital’s “Mladost" district was held, during which Joanna Dochevska – chairperson of the board of BSDA, presented the "BOOST – Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents" project. During the meeting the following topics were discussed: the need to increase skills and employability, modernize education, training and youth work with a focus on young people and the development of transversal skills and their importance for the personal and professional development of young people in Europe.
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04.11.2022
In the period 01.11.–04.11.2022 in Cascais, Portugal, a final meeting under the MOVING – Learning through mobility of sports’ volunteers project was held. The sports events for people with disabilities were presented, during which the methods developed within the project were tested, as well as the training of the young volunteers in each country of the present partnership, who had the opportunity to participate in the sports events at local level and practice what they have learnt.
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31.10.2022
On the 31st of October 2022, in the city center of Sofia, an orienteering competition for social inclusion was held. Participants were young people aged between 18 and 30 years old who were previously introduced to the participatory mapping method, which refers to community mapping that combines modern cartography with participatory methods to reflect and represent the spatial knowledge of local communities. The young people were divided into 5 teams of 6, each accompanied by a sports coach and a social worker. Each participant received an ORIENT kit with a set of sports orienteering tools developed specifically for the event by the project partners.
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28.10.2022
On the 28th of October, 2022, in Opatija, Croatia, Vere Montis NGO organized a dissemination event under the "BOOST-Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents” project. The event was held at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, within the Entrepreneurship week, which was held in the period 24 – 28 October. During the event, the project itself was presented, the transversal skills and their importance for the personal and professional development of young people in Europe, as well as the BOOST e-learning platform – an innovative easy-to use tool, including videos and contents regarding the most important transversal skills. The participants in the event showed great interest in the e-learning platform and received copies of the #BOOST Transversal Skills Development Handbook for youth workers.
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26.10.2022
In the period 24-26 October 2022, a meeting of the Sports, health and fun for preschool children/SUN project consortium was held in Mirandela, Portugal, which aimed to analyze the activities carried out in each of the partner countries. The event was attended by Joanna Dochevska – chairperson of the Bulgarian sports development association (the Bulgarian partner of the initiative). A number of trainings and sports activities that took place at national level in the last two years were presented, as well as the sports event for children and parents “Mom, Dad and I”, which was implemented in Zaimov Park on the 21st of October 2022.
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26.10.2022
In the period 25-26.10.2022, at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association held an event under the ENDURANCE project, which was attended by more than 160 coaches, sports specialists, sports pedagogues, physiotherapists and sports managers. The project is implemented in partnership with eight partners from seven countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Slovakia and Spain). During the event, topics such as project management, administration and reporting, guidelines and practical recommendations for the operation of the online interactive training platform "ENDURANCE", practical tasks and forms of creating and administering business projects, were discussed.
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21.10.2022
On the 21st of October, 2022, a sports holiday "Mom, dad and I" was held in Zaimov Park, which was attended by more than 120 children from the 195 "Mormarevi Brothers" kindergarten. The participants had fun with sports and relay games, and Darko Team Athletics School contributed to the sports smiles, which besides with the sports specialists, joined in with an attractive mascot that delighted the children – the Darko wasp. A large number of volunteers took care of the excellent organization, including young people from metropolitan schools and young sports specialists from the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy.
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19.10.2022
On 19.10.2022, in kindergarten №100 "Acad. Pencho Raykov", Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association presented the activities of the "HEPA SUN – Sports, health and fun for preschool children” project, in which pedagogical specialists from the educational institution took part. The event was organized in partnership with the management of the kindergarten in the person of Zlatka Atanasova – director and Mrs. Diana Hadjiangelova from the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA). Interesting information about adapted sports was shared by Ivelina Kirilova, lecturer at NSA Vasil Levski and expert at BSDA.
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19.10.2022
On October 19, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, a local sports event was held under the ONE GOAL project, in which more than 25 female sports coaches took part. During the event, theoretical and practical sessions on the following topics were held: practical knowledge and skills, the necessary practice and qualification needed to practice women's football, methods and practices for the promotion of female football coaches, the promotion of physical and technical qualities of female football players, contemporary role models in women's football and effective psychological methods and techniques for working with adolescents. The event was held with the support of the "Football and Tennis" department at the "Vasil Levski" National Sports Academy with the participation of highly qualified and experienced football coaches, such as Assoc. Prof. Kornelia Naydenova – coach of the goalkeepers in the women's team of Bulgaria and NSA.
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16.10.2022
In the period 11–16.10.2022 in the town of Sassari, Italy, the final international work meeting of the WAYWARD project was held. The event was attended by representatives of the six partner countries – Bulgaria, Vietnam, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Mexico. The project consortium includes organizations working specifically with the target group (young people with intellectual disabilities) by using the Education Through Sport methodology. Representatives of Bulgarian sports development association were Konstantin Zankov, board member, and Teodor Petrov, a volunteer in the organization.
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15.10.2022
In the period October 12-15, 2022, an international training of sports professionals was held in Rome, Italy, within the framework of the "WOMEN'S HURDLES" project, aiming to develop and implement innovative practices related to the promotion of women's physical activity, especially of those in a dynamic family and work environment. The project objective is to promote and support EU strategies in the area of social inclusion and equal opportunities of women, which are based on physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. The duration of the project is 24 months and involves 6 partner organizations from 5 European countries – Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania and Romania. Research and online activities have been carried out so far. The sports specialists Valentina Nedeva (MVJ SPORT) and Ivelina Dimitrova (Class for your back) took part in the training, as well as representatives of Bulgarian sports development association – Joanna Dochevska, Ivelina Kirilova and Velina Andonova.
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15.10.2022
On 15.10.2022 the final conference of the HEPA (Health Enhancing Physical Activity) – Health and Fitness Assessment for Seniors project was held in Zagreb, Croatia. The research carried out within the framework of the project in the individual partner countries was presented, as well as an analysis of the impact of the HEPA project on the elderly people who took part in the pilot sessions. The achieved results, the activities carried out and the main recommendations for the future implementation of the HEPA project for the elderly were discussed. Kalinka Gudarovska – board member of BSDA and Emilia Pergelova – international projects coordinator in BSDA took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association.
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14.10.2022
In the period October 11 – 14, 2022, a partner meeting under the EWA project – Empowering Women Athletes: Tackling Feminine Abuse, Violence and Discrimination in EU Sports Clubs was held in Athens, Greece. During the meeting, the partner local training sessions, the prepared training materials (Strategy and tools for the empowerment of female athletes), the established centralized model of the "Help Desk – for Athletes and Women", as well as the crucial role of sports professionals in combating abuse, violence and discrimination against women, were discussed.
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12.10.2022
On the 11th and the 12th of October, 2022, in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria, a partner meeting under the ORIENT project was held. The results achieved so far, the organization of future project activities, as well as the ways of popularizing their results were discussed. The consortium consists of 5 European countries and one from the Western Balkans: Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kalinka Gudarovska, board member of the association and Emiliya Tsanova, part of the association's team, took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association (BSDA). The meeting was held in the building of the Center for Family Counseling at the Local Commission for Combating Antisocial Behaviors of Minors, Mladost metropolitan area, with secretary Mrs. Stela Tsakina.
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07.10.2022
On October 07, 2022, in the Home for adults with intellectual disabilities in the town of Banya – Sonic Start, a table tennis tournament and sports activities were held, which brought to the users and educators of the social service a day full of smiles. The game of table tennis is one of the most engaging activities for the brain and even older players can play table tennis recreationally. It is a fast moving, competitive activity which positively affects physical fitness levels, improves sustained attention and enhances the development of visuospatial skills. Due to these characteristics and the accessibility of the sport, it has been proved through research that table tennis can be effectively used as a prevention and rehabilitation program for people suffering or at risk to develop Alzheimer's and dementia since it activates up to five different sections of their brains simultaneously.
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05.10.2022
On October 5, 2022, at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training on the topic "The Key Role of Sports Professionals in the Fight against Violence and Discrimination against Women in Sports", part of the "EWA – Empowering Women Athletes: Tackling Feminine Abuse, Violence and Discrimination in EU Sports Clubs" project. During the training, the project activities, available training materials, barriers, obstacles and challenges faced by women practicing sports and physical activity were discussed. These barriers operate at multiple levels (verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, social, cultural, organizational, economic, mediatial, etc.) and are collectively perceived as an overarching chauvinistic culture that permeates every female athlete's career.
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30.09.2022
On the 30th of September, 2022, at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sport development association held an event under the “Working to Approach Youth Workers as Agents of a Response to Disability – WAYWARD” project, in which more than 20 sports experts, coaches and sports specialists took part.
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30.09.2022
In the period September 26–30, 2022, Bulgarian sports development association held events for adolescents in Sofia under the SONKEI project, through which the activities and results of the project were tested and promoted. During the events, practices and methods to deal with racism and violence in sports and various methodologies and practical educational tools for children and young people were tested to raise awareness about violence in sports and promote European and universal human values such as respect, courage, mutual aid, empathy, gender equality and inclusion as a tool to prevent violence and intolerance in sport at national and regional levels. The project aims to change people's mindset and initiate social change to ensure a safer living environment.
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30.09.2022
On the 30th of September, 2022, with the support of the "Wrestling and Judo" department at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association, held a sports tournament under the “Professional and personal experience through lifelong learning and regular sport” – Propellers project, in which representatives of the wrestling teams of NSA (men) took part.
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29.09.2022
On September 29, 2022, at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training under the "Multisport Community Experience" project, which was attended by sports educators and students. The project is a joint partnership between five partner organizations: Bulgarian Sports Development Association (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik Sports Association (Croatia), European Platform for Sport Innovation (Belgium), NGO Nest Berlin (Germany), and University of Thessaly (Greece).
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28.09.2022
The international meeting under the Propellers project took place in Sassari, Sardinia, in the period 26–28 September 2022, during which partners from 6 European countries, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Greece, Croatia and Spain had the opportunity to discuss the activities and the educational materials, developed under the “Professional and personal experience through lifelong learning and regular sport” – Propellers initiative. Joanna Dochevska – chairperson of Bulgarian sports development association, a partner in the project, took part in the meeting.
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28.09.2022
On the 28th of September 2022, with the support of the Sports Faculty at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association held an event under the “Professional and personal experience through lifelong learning and regular sport” – Propellers project, in which more than 30 sports specialists took part in. The participants discussed topics such as contemporary opportunities and challenges related to the promotion of voluntary participation in sports activities, awareness of the health enhancing physical activity, the different health models among the EU population, with particular emphasis on the disadvantaged categories (NEET, disabled, elderly, etc.).
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28.09.2022
On the 28th of September,2022, with the support of the "Football and Tennis" Department at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association, held a sports tournament under the “Professional and personal experience through lifelong learning and regular sport” – Propellers project, in which representatives of the football teams of the NSA (men) took part. The event was honored by the head of the department – Assoc. Prof. Emil Atanasov.
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28.09.2022
On the 28th of September, 2022, at the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association held an event under the #SafeSPORTevent project, in which more than 40 sports experts, coaches and sports specialists took part. During the meeting, the following topics were discussed: the security protocols created within the project; the potential risks and threats during sport events; the necessary measures and protocols to optimize the security and safety of spectators, administrative staff, athletes and officials.
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27.09.2022
On the 27th of September 2022, in Kindergarten №195 "Mormarevi Brothers", Sofia, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training within the "Sports, health and fun for preschool children (SUN)" project, in which pedagogues and specialists from the educational institution took part. The event was organized in partnership with the management of the kindergarten in the person of Albena Tsocheva – director and Mrs. Diana Hadjiangelova from the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA).
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