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13.04.2022
In the period 12-13.04.2022, at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Bulgarian sports development association held a number of dissemination events under the "Re (IN) novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-professional Female Teams" (RINMSASFT) project, in which students, coaches and sports specialists took part. The event presented the achieved project results so far and discussed topics focused on the needs to strengthen the 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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12.04.2022
In the period 0912 April 2022, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an international training of young sports experts from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and Portugal was held, during which the methodology Education through sport was presented. The methodology is using non-formal educational methods in sports environment, which in this initiative are adapted to work with young people with intellectual disabilities. The meeting was attended by Joanna Dochevska, Teodor Petrov and Petar Shopov representatives of the Bulgarian sports development association a partner from Bulgaria. Within the framework of the MOVING project, a sports event will be organized to test the developed methods, in which young people with intellectual disabilities will take part. Each of the partner countries will organize at least one event.
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11.04.2022
On April 11, 2022, at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Bulgarian sports development association held an event under the Balanced Living through Healthy Nutrition Habit project, which was attended by students, coaches and sports professionals. During the event the results achieved so far in the project were presented and topics focused on various aspects of the overall healthy lifestyle (sports, physical activity and healthy nutrition), appropriate methods and practices for non-formal education on the topic, as well as the effect of healthy nutrition on various educational and sports activities, were discussed.
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09.04.2022
An international meeting under the South-East European Youth Parasport Exchange SEEYou project was held in Vienna, Austria on 0709 April 2022, during which the partners discussed the sports camps for children with intellectual disabilities held in the partner countries, as well as the training of sports specialists working with them, organized so far. The forthcoming activities were also planned, including a sports camp and training of sports specialists in Milanovac, Serbia, which will take place in September 2022. Training and sports activities contribute to the development of sports for people with disabilities in partner countries Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria and Germany. The meeting was attended by Stefka Djobova a representative of the partner organization from Bulgaria Bulgarian sports development association.
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07.04.2022
In the period 0407 April 2022, an international meeting under the SONKEI project was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, which was attended by 8 partner organizations form 8 European countries Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey and Croatia. During the meeting the activities of the project so far were discussed, the partners presented good practices and tools for dealing with racism and violence in sports and worked on creating the practical educational tools for children and youth to raise awareness of violence in sport.
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06.04.2022
In the period 04.04. 05.04.2022, in Mirandela, Portugal, a strategic partnership meeting under the #Sport&NFE project was held. All expected results of the project were discussed and planned, as well as a strategy for their dissemination during and after the end of the project.
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06.04.2022
On April 6, 2022, in the town of Sandanski, Bulgaria, a sports 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 children and young people from Darko Team sports club, a partner in the project.
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05.04.2022
On April 5, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, the first local sports event under the ONE GOAL project was held, which was attended by over 40 women sports coaches. During the event, theoretical and practical sessions were held in which topics such as: 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, were discussed. The event was implemented with the support of the Football and Tennis Department at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" and 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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04.04.2022
Eating Disorders have suffered a significant increase around the world over the past decades with statistical data provided by ANAD (USA National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), suggesting that 9% of the population worldwide suffers some kind of ED. 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 behaviours and act upon them.
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04.04.2022
The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia (Spain) is located in Mar Menor and works for the promotion of physical activity and sport in the society. This promotion is carried out showing the beneficial effects of regular physical activity on health, and with different sport management strategies, such as organizing sports events. The Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Murcia has several years of experience organizing big sport events in the Region of Murcia. These sport events are always carried out thinking in social inclusion, and trying to use the potential of physical activity and sport to help people in risk of social exclusion.
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03.04.2022
In the period 28.03.2022 03.04.2022, in the town of Busteni, Romania, the first youth mobility under the "We Shant TolerHate" (WSTH) project was held. This project is a Strategic Partnership lasting 24 months focused on promoting youth volunteering as an instrument to contrast discrimination against migrants and refugees among the youth categories and within the hosting societies at large. The surge in intolerance, stereotyping and discrimination against migrants and refugees represents one of the most glaring realities influencing political and civil society debate, particularly in the European polities most sensibly hit by the massive migrants and refugee flows from Africa and the Middle Eastern region. Eurostat quantifies in 164.300 the number of extra-EU nationals who sought asylum in the EU-28 during the third quarter of 2017. The meeting was attended by young people from each partner country (5 local and 5 of migrant/ethnic origin) from Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Russia.
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01.04.2022
In the period 30.03 01.04.2022, in Katowice, Poland, the first meeting under the CHEER initiative was held. The project aims to improve the mental health of young people by stimulating their creativity and using their youthful enthusiasm. The crisis related to the coronavirus epidemic is having a negative impact on young people in Europe. The fight against the epidemic and the restrictions introduced weakened the mental condition of youth. Many of them feel that it intends to take from them their most precious time in their life youth. As a result, young people experience many mental problems without institutional and social support. These problems have direct impact on their education and professional development. Moreover, at present we are unable to predict all the effects of the current state in the future. It is certain, however, that it will be a negative experience for an entire generation that needs support and renewed energy to overcome difficulties. The group that also experiences many problems in the above context are youth workers, who face problems with their mental state, but also with the lack of appropriate educational tools and skills.
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01.04.2022
On the 1st of April, 2022, a dissemination event under the Working to Approach Youth Workers as Agents of a Response to Disability (WAYWARD) project was held. he capacity building initiative in the field of youth involves 7 partner organizations from Greece, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Mexico and the Philippines with the overarching am of empowering personal development, overcoming of stereotypes and social inclusion of young people (age 18-25) with intellectual disability in partner countries through the empowerment of youth workers and NGOs in terms of understanding and methodological toolset based on the ETS (Education Through Sport) methodology.
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01.04.2022
A dissemination event under the PARAdig /Dual-Track Careers for Para-Athletes/ project was held, on the 1st of April 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria. This project is a partnership between organizations with extensive experience in the field, including the European Paralympic Committee, the Ministry of Sport Sweden, the Croatian Paralympic Committee. ParaDig 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. The event attracted young sports professionals who got acquainted with the project and its results, as well as athletes with disabilities, who enjoyed a wonderful sports holiday, implemented by experts from the Adapted physical activity and sports sector.
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31.03.2022
The new 28th issue of SPRINT the sports magazine of Bulgaria, arrives with all its glory. 132 luxury pages plus 32 pages with free application, which contains 26 handbooks for organization and methodology, freely available by scanning a QR code, developed for 11 years by the Bulgarian sports development asso-ciation. Look for SPRINT from Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the usual locations the gas stations "Lu-koil", "Shell", "Eco", "Rompetrol" and "Nispetrol", the hypermarkets "Fantastico" and "Kaufland", the stores "Inmedio", as well as in the better locations for distributing magazines and newspapers all over the country.
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29.03.2022
#SafeSPORTevent project comes in very challenging times for Europe and the World when safety and security are crutual and the sport sector is not an exception. #SafeSPORTevent is an Erasmus+ co-funded initiative that aims to protect athletes, officials and fans, participating in sport events, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions and especially during forcemajor security threads that need to be handled by specific security protocols.
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27.03.2022
The final conference of the Eco-friendly Sports project was held on March 27, 2022 in Ankara, Turkey. The implemented activities and the results of the project were presented and discussed at the conference. The conference was attended by local organizations, whose activities are closely related to the topic of the project. Visually impaired people, that are part of the mentioned organizations and practice cycling, accompanied by a partner on a tandem bicycle as an eco-friendly and inclusive sport, were also invited to the event.
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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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