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25.03.2022
On 25.03.2022 an online meeting under the “Re(IN)novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-professional Female Teams” (RINMSASFT) project, which aims at strengthening competences of managers of semi-professional female sport teams through an up-skill process related to marketing, communication and visibility strategies.
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23.03.2022
On March 23, 2022, at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Sofia, Bulgaria an event under the #SPORTolerance project was held. During the event, new practical activities were tested, using sports and physical activity as a tool to provoke tolerance and solidarity among the participants. The event was attended by students majoring in Adapted Physical Activity and Sports, including international students studying under the Erasmus+ Learning Mobility program, as well as young people with intellectual disabilities.
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21.03.2022
Every year on March 21st we celebrate the International Day of People with Down Syndrome, and in 2022 the adapted basketball team of the NSA "Vasil Levski" joined the initiative. Adapted Basketball at NSA "Vasil Levski" for two years now conducts regular activities for young people with intellectual disabilities thanks to the excellent cooperation and work in the name of the common goal of the Department of Water Sports, Sector "Adapted Physical Activity and Sports" and Department of Basketball, with the support of the Bulgarian Sports Development Association and many volunteers. The special athletes on the team, as well as their partners, took part in the celebration by wearing colorful socks, which show that the world is colorful and different, as we all are.
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20.03.2022
In the period 18th -20th of March 2022, in Klisura Monastery "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" was held a presentation of the HEPA SUN project, organized in partnership with the leadership of the monastery in the face of Archimandrite Father Antim. The presentation was attended by educators and specialists working with children from NSA "Vasil Levski", Sunday school at the church "Nativity of Christ" Mladost 3, Sunday school at the church "St. Mtsa Paraskeva", Str. G.S. Rakovski, Carolina Holistic Center, National Academy of Theater and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov", 105 Sofia School "Atanas Dalchev", BG and Sports for All, Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA), Independent Theater Company Empty Space and the Bulgarian Sports Development Association. During the event the upcoming activities were presented for training of teachers working in the field of preschool education and a pilot program that will cover 100 children in Bulgaria and will introduce them to the positive aspects of regular sports activities in order to instill a love for movement at a very early age.
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19.03.2022
A meeting with non-governmental organizations was held on March 19th, 2022, at the Klisura Monastery "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", during which the project “Structured Learning for Awareness in Media” was presented. The project explores the similarities, differences and potential synthesis among the different yet interrelated challenges faced by Western Balkans countries and Europe within a transnational effort aimed at laying the grounds of a greater media literacy and critical thinking at the level of the youth and, by extension, of society as a means to provide an antidote against phenomena of hate speech and a building block of successful integration processes.
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18.03.2022
On March 18, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, another practical futsal training was held, as part of the Football as a seed for gender equality project. The objective of the project is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport (specifically football). In order to achieve the goals of the project, the Bulgarian sports development association organized a sports competition between boys and girls, that are part of “Ahil” Sports Club, Sofia, who played sports and spend time together, faced the participation of women in sports and learned to consider gender, culture and language differences as an added value, not as an obstacle.
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16.03.2022
#SPORTolerance “Sport for the Promotion of Tolerance” handbook includes non-formal educational activities focused on combating radicalisation through sport and promoting tolerance and solidarity. The publication includes an explanation of the training methodology Education through sport, as well as specific educational activities in a sports environment. The activities are detailed by the participating in #SPORTolerance project sports experts from 4 countries, created on the basis of their own experience and practice, as well as tested in a real environment and adapted to their feasibility and success to realize the pedagogical goals.
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10.03.2022
On March 10, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, a practical futsal training was held, as part of the Football as a seed for gender equality project. The objective of the project is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport (specifically football). In order to achieve the project's objectives, Bulgarian sports development association organized a sports competition between boys and girls, who played sports and spend time together, faced the participation of women in sports and learned to consider gender, culture and language differences as an added value, not as an obstacle.
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01.03.2022
People with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health challenges are still subject of wide discrimination and impossibility to be properly included in the society. Sport is one of the most powerful tools that can support the inclusion process and in a gentle way present an opportunity for the mentioned target group to feel accepted and part of a group. Sport, Motivation, Inclusion, Leadership, Engagement #SMILE project aims to analyse the link between sport and inclusion in an innovative and different way – by ensuring international participation in sport activities of persons with intellectual disability and/or mental health challenges. SMILE proposal will contribute to all of the three main themes as the activities we are planning with the current proposal will add extensive value to the feeling of persons with intellectual disabilities that EU rights are their rights as well. For example, our right as European citizens of moving and residing freely that is reflected in the commitment of the EU “to ensure that persons with disabilities have a real right to freedom of movement as others.” will be applied on practice through the planned international SMILE sport event that aims to ensure the feeling of moving and residing freely in the participants with disabilities.
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28.02.2022
On February 28, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event with representatives of sports organizations, which included topics such as: exclusion from education of adults with disabilities; methods of social inclusion and integration; access to education and training – both in formal and non-formal sectors, for adults with disabilities; how sport can become an engine for further education and active participation in society.
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24.02.2022
In the period 20-24 February 2022, in Montevideo, Uruguay the second international meeting under the ONE GOAL project was held. The training was attended by coaches and experts from 5 partner organizations – Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Uruguay and Hungary. Ivaylo Zdravkov, Kornelia Naydenova and Zlatka Hristova took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner in the project. During the meeting, the participants were part of the preparation and the implementation of a women's football tournament, attended a football match of the Uruguayan Beach Soccer Championship and discussed topics related to the necessary knowledge and qualifications about women's football, methods and practices for developing the skills of the women's football coaches, improving the physical and technical qualities of female football players and the role models in women's football.
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15.02.2022
On February 15, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event, with representatives of sports organizations, including topics such as "Organizational management and corporate social responsibility in sports", "European policies in the field of sports", "Promotion of good governance and applying its principles in sport" within the GOSport project. The event was attended by representatives of state institutions, federations and associations, which received a free copy of a manual, designed for professionals working in large and small sports organizations, as managers of corporate social responsibility.
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11.02.2022
On 11.02.2022 a meeting of the Public Council on youth issues to the Minister of youth and sport was held.
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11.02.2022
In the period 07-11.02.2022 during Erasmus+ mobility of academic staff, Stefka Djobova, PhD and Ivelina Kirilova, PhD, included in the educational programme with the students form sports faculty of Haaga-Helia University (https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/about-haaga-helia) – Finland, campus Vierumäki the materials and practices, developed in the framework of Play’In Together project.
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10.02.2022
Dubrovnik, Feb 10, 2022. – DU MOTION Project team members held its fifth transnational project meeting hosted by Mine Vaganti on February 3rd and 4th in the Italian city of Sassari. DU MOTION is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and supported by the Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs which gathers 7 Partners from 7 countries, i.e. Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.
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03.02.2022
On 02.02.2022 the third international meeting under the Pick4all project was held in Milan, Italy. The results achieved so far and the organization of future project activities were discussed. Within the meeting, two pickleball trainings were held: one with students from a local school and one with physical education teachers. The meeting was attended by representatives of the two Bulgarian organizations that are part of the project – Bulgarian sports development association and Badminton Club RacketSpeed. A pickleball event is going to be organized in May 2022 as part of the project activities.
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03.02.2022
On February 3, 2022, an online meeting under the "EWA – Empowering Women Athletes: Tackling Feminine Abuse, Violence and Discrimination in EU Sports Clubs" project was held. During the meeting the prepared training materials of the project /Handbook "Strategies and tools for empowerment of athletes" /; the future strategy for dissemination of the intellectual outputs; the current status and good practices in combating violence against athletes; the training course on the role of sports professionals in combating violence and discrimination against women in sport were discussed.
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30.01.2022
In the period 28-30 January 2022, in Budapest, Hungary, an international meeting under the ONE GOAL project was held, which was attended by coaches and experts from 5 partner organizations – Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Uruguay and the hosts from Hungary. Ivaylo Zdravkov, Kornelia Naydenova, Zlatka Hristova and Diyan Atanasov took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association, a partner in the project. During the meeting the following topics were discussed: knowledge and qualifications about women's football, methods and practices for developing the skills of the women's football coaches, improving the physical and technical qualities of female football players, role models in women's football, psychological methods and techniques for working with adolescents.
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30.01.2022
An international meeting, hosted by the Serbian Paralympic Committee, was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 27 to 30 January 2022, bringing together partners of the international initiative aimed at offering tools to boost entrepreneurship among athletes with disabilities. The online platform, created within the PARAdig /Dual-Track Careers for Para-Athletes/ project, in partnership between organizations with extensive experience in the field, including the European Paralympic Committee, the Ministry of Sport – Sweden, the Croatian Paralympic Committee, lays the foundations for the business and entrepreneurial skills, adapted to the needs of people with physical disabilities, in order to provide them with full personal and professional development. Bulgaria is actively working within the initiative in cooperation with the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" and the Bulgarian sports development association, which was represented at the meeting by Joanna Dochevska (Chairperson of BSDA) and Assoc. Prof. Stefka Djobova, PhD – a world-renowned expert in the theory and practice of adapted sports.
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24.01.2022
In the period 21-24 January 2022, an international seminar was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was attended by young people and experts from the 7 partner organizations in an initiative to inform young people about the reliability of information. The participants in the event were both from the EU and from countries in the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, which since 2019 are implementing the Structured Learning for Awareness in Media project. Joanna Dochevska, Emilia Tsanova, Diyan Atanasov and Syuleyman Syuleyman took part in the meeting on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association, a partner in the project from Bulgaria.
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23.01.2022
On January 23, 2022 during the Sunday school at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia, a workshop with young people aged between 9 and 16 was held. The discussed topics were: What are the fake news?; Where and how to get the best information?; What can we do in order to combat the fake news in our daily lives?; How to check if the news are fake or not? Kliment Hristov, PhD, who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at Sofia University “St. St. Kliment Ohridski” had a special part during the workshop as a lecturer.
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23.01.2022
On January 23, 2022 during the Sunday school at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, a training was conducted with the help of the 20 metaphorical cards "Tolerance", created under the “On the way to acceptance – a non-formal Youth program of innovative tools to learn” project. The participants were young people aged between 9 and 16. They had fun and at the same time learned a lot about each other, which contributed to their inclusion as a team.
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22.01.2022
On January 22, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event under the GOSport project, that included topics such as “organizational management and corporate social responsibility in sports”, “European sports policies”, “the promotion of good governance and the application of the principles of good governance in sport”. The event was attended by representatives of sports clubs, NGOs, federations and associations. Each participant received a free copy of a handbook, designed for professionals working in large and small sports organizations, such as corporate social responsibility managers, administrative and technical staff or coaches.
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08.01.2022
On January 8, 2022, in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event under the GOSport project, with sports experts, that included topics such as “organizational management and corporate social responsibility in sports”, “European sports policies”, “the promotion of good governance and the application of the principles of good governance in sport”. The event was attended by representatives of sports clubs, NGOs, federations and associations. Each participant received a free copy of a handbook, designed for professionals working in large and small sports organizations, such as corporate social responsibility managers, administrative and technical staff or coaches.
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30.12.2021
Dubrovnik, December 27, 2021. - “This is a great way to meet new people, have fun and learn something new. The feeling of contributing to the community and doing something really useful is very fulfilling.” - These are some of the impressions of volunteers who in recent months have been involved in the European project of education of volunteersin the organization of sport events called “DU MOTION“, carried out by 7 partner organizations. After completing the theoretical part, volunteers from 6 partner countries (excluding Belgium) have their participation in sports events of both national and international character.
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28.12.2021
Volunteers from 6 European countries are already applying the acquired knowledge at local and international sports competitions. The most important phase of the European project of educating volunteers in organization of sport events, led by Dubrovnik Sports Association, has been successfully completed. Representatives of six partner countries have held a series of lectures in recent months through which as many as 240 volunteers from Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Turkey were introduced to all aspects of the organization of sport events, from logistics and sports field management to competition and a very current topic of impact of COVID-19 on sport events.
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23.12.2021
The Young explorers re-discover local communities through orienteering – ORIENT project (622532-EPP-1-2020-1-IT-SPO-SCP), promotes the involvement of young people in outdoor activities based on orienteering. ORIENT addresses the priority “encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport” by developing a set of innovative outputs.
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