NEWS

22.10.2021
On 22.10.2021 an online meeting under the “Working to Approach Youth Workers as Agents of a Response to Disability” (WAYWARD) project was held. The initiative 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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20.10.2021
World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated on October 20 since 1996 as an initiative of the British National Osteoporosis Society with the support of the European Commission. Since 1997, the day has been organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. The motto of the day for 2021 is: "Let's take care of the health of our bones".
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19.10.2021
In the period 18-19.10.2021, in Sofia, Bulgaria the second partnership meeting under the “Europe is moving” project was held. The project is implemented jointly by partner organizations from Bulgaria, Spain and Slovenia. The project aims to encourage the media to participate more actively and effectively in promoting social inclusion and equal opportunities through sports practice and physical activity.
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14.10.2021
In the period 11-14 October 2021, in Sofia, Bulgaria an international meeting within the "Sport for inclusion and inclusion for sport" project was held, which brought together partners from 4 European countries - Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey. Sports for inclusion and inclusion for Sport is a project that seeks to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport through improvement of skills of coaches, trainers and other staff of organizations active in the fields of sport, youth work and social care and activities related to the social inclusion through sports - Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner of the initiative from Bulgaria, was represented by Ivaylo Zdravkov, a board member of BSDA.
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10.10.2021
In the period 07-10 October 2021 in Amandola, Italy an international meeting under the Hike Together project was held, which was attended by the project partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and Croatia. During the meeting, the partners visited the Grotte di Frasassi Cave, the Temple del Valadier and hiked in the Monti Sibillini National Park. On October 9, during the conference, the partner organizations presented the most popular hike routes in their countries. The conference was also attended by the Mayor of Amandola - Adolfo Marinangeli.
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09.10.2021
Coaching workshop is the one of the main activities within the "South-East European Youth Para-Sport Exchange: SEEYou" project. The aim of the coaching workshop is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge in the field of sports for persons with disabilities (primary swimming) among the primary target assembly of sports coaches, coaches, sports instructors and sports experts. The main organizers of the workshops were para-sport organizations from Croatia (Croatian Paralympic Committee and Rijeka Sport Association for persons with disabilities), Serbia (Paralympic Committee of Serbia) and Greece (Hellenic Paralympic Committee).
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06.10.2021
On 05.10.2021 in 131. SS "Kliment Arkadievich Timiryazev" in Mladost, Sofia, during a class with one of the 7th grades, a lecture was held on the topic "Bees and their vital function for the existence of life on Earth". The eco-event started with an energizer in order to promote physical activity among young people and ended with the installation of 3 hotels for bees and insects in the school yard. The students were very happy with what was happening and expressed the opinion that it was very inspiring for them in the future.
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02.10.2021
The aim of the „LET’S SWIM BEYOND THE HANDICAPS“ project is to include physical disabled kids in social life, to improve quality of their lives, to give them the opportunity to have fun during physical activity and sports with their peers, to make them discover their skills, and to create a different environment where they can feel free to do exercise. The consortium includes partner organizations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Turkey.
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30.09.2021
On September 26, 2021 in the city of Sofia during the Sunday school at the Church of the Nativity of Christ in the residential area Mladost, Sofia, flowering shrubs were planted in order to ennoble the area around the church. This eco-initiative was co-financed by the Eco-friendly Sports project.
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30.09.2021
In the period 28.09.-30.09.2021 in the city of Naples, Italy an international meeting of the MiSport project was held. During the first working day, the consortium discussed the selected good practices for the inclusion of refugees in each of the partner countries. The second day of the meeting started with an international conference on the topic, which was attended by local stakeholders, who introduced the project participants to the refugee situation at the local level and ways to deal with and integrate refugees. The working day continued with a training visit of the Napoli United team, where refugees train alongside local youth. Their head coach is the son of the legend Diego Armando Maradona - Diego Armando Maradona Sinagra.
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30.09.2021
In the period September 23-30, 2021, a youth exchange Structured Learning for Awareness in Media was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which 5 young people from Bulgaria took part. The project includes 7 partner organizations, both from and outside EU - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
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25.09.2021
On September 25, 2021, in the “Madara” pool of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" #Train4Inclusive event in adapted swimming was held, which was attended by athletes with intellectual disabilities. #Train4Inclusive is implemented by an international consortium including representatives of Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Spain and aims to develop a methodology and tools that sports coaches and managers of sports activities for people with disabilities will be able to use to monitor the progress of their physical, cognitive and social skills. The swimming event included 50m adapted swimming with a partner, as well as water fun for the participants, who were divided into two age groups - under and over 17 years.
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24.09.2021
On September 24, 2021, a #BeInclusive Shared Experience event in the field of adapted sports was held at the National Sports Academy - Gurguliat building, in which various practices were presented, including: Adapted basketball in NSA, Parakids Sports Practices, FAFA -Balkans and Black Sea region, sports club "Wonders" and the social enterprise "Little house", wheelchair basketball or how sport gives a second chance to return to the game of life, sports practices in adapted martial arts and those for adults, adapted water sports and adapted physical activity for breast cancer patients, the challenge of Special Olympics "FitFive", Hippotherapy, as well as initiatives supported by the Erasmus+ program #Train4Inclusive, #Let's Include, #Play'In Together - Playdagodgy, GoSport, EWA, Active in Sport again.
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21.09.2021
In the period 18-19 September 2021, in the town of Chepelare was held a training of young people in the field of volunteering during sporting events, implemented by the Bulgarian sports development association under the Du Motion project, which aims to train volunteers how to organize national and international sports competitions. The initiative conducts similar trainings in Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Turkey, and after the educational activities a stage of practical training for young people during national and international sports competitions is forthcoming. Five young people who have successfully completed their practice will have the opportunity to participate as volunteers in an international marathon in Croatia in the spring of 2022. The event brought together students from the Secondary School "Vasil Dechev" and the Sports School "Olympic Hopes" and was held thanks to the professional hosting and organization of the director Radoslav Agovski.
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17.09.2021
In the period 14-17 September 2021, an international meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina was held, which brought together the partner organizations from eight European countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey. SONKEI project seeks to prevent violence and intolerance in sport through education and promotion of European values of respect, courage, gender equality, inclusion and non-violence. The project intends to change the mindsets of people and initiate social change that will provide safer environment for everyone. During the meeting, an international conference was held with the participation of local sports experts, who together with international participants discussed and analyzed violence in sport and the approaches with which it could be prevented. Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner of the initiative from Bulgaria, was represented by Joanna Dochevska - Chairperson of the organization.
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16.09.2021
In the period 13-15 September 2021, in the city of Rijeka, Croatia, an international training under the "AQUA PRIMORJE" project was held, co-financed by the Erasmus+ program.
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15.09.2021
On September 15, 2021, Bulgarian sports development association took part in an international online partnership meeting under the ENDURANCE project, which brings together eight partners from seven countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Slovakia and Spain). The discussion among the partners covered topics such as project management, administration and reporting, guidelines and practical recommendations for updating the status of the online project platform, ensuring, monitoring and evaluating the quality of the intellectual outputs, as well as issues related to dissemination and vision of the project goals and objectives.
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13.09.2021
In the period 08.09.-10.09.2021 in the city of Lisbon, Portugal a partnership meeting under the Eco-friendly Sports project was held. The activities carried out so far by the partner organizations were presented at the meeting, as well as the future activities of the project were discussed.
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13.09.2021
In the period 01-06 September 2021, in Madrid, Spain, the first meeting under the "Pick4all" project was held. The project aims to develop and implement innovative practices related to promoting physical activity of people who, due to their age or health condition, don’t have many alternatives for practicing sports.
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04.09.2021
In the period 01-08 September 2021, in Castel Volturno, Italy, a mobility under the “Football as a Seed for Gender Equality” project is being held. The objective of the project is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport. In order to achieve the project's objectives, associations from Austria, Bulgaria and Italy are organizing a sports competition between 12 football teams mixed both from gender and nationality.
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01.09.2021
In the period 30-31 August 2021, in Sofia a partnership training on "Collaborate to Innovate: Boosting Innovation in Elite and Grassroots Sport in Europe" was held, which was implemented under a project of the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the Erasmus + program of the European Union. The event is initiated by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Maria Gabriel and is implemented in partnership with the Ministries of Sport of Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
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01.09.2021
On August 31, 2021 in Primorsko, Bulgaria, Bulgarian sports development association held a training under the "Eco friendly sport" project, organized in partnership with the management of the Ahil Volleyball Club, Sofia. The event was attended by over 40 children and young people who participated in educational and sports activities focused on various aspects of the overall healthy lifestyle (sports, physical activity and healthy nutrition).
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30.08.2021
In the period 29-30 August 2021, in Primorsko, Bulgaria, a training for coaches, under the IAM project, was held in order to promote integrity to combat match-fixing through training of young athletes - a priority of the Erasmus+ Sport program. The core idea of our project is to fight this international contemporary threat facing sport through education among young athletes in order to preserve transparency, fair-play and respect for others at the earliest level of sport activity. The challenges posed by the manipulation of matches need today a strong cooperation at European and international level in order to protect the future of sport as well as its ethics and integrity.
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29.08.2021
On August 29, 2021, Bulgarian sports development association held a promotional event under the "Exercise as a mean to prevent and recover the chronic diseases - PREVENT” project in the Home for adults with mental disabilities in the town of Banya, Karlovo, during which the residents of the institution were acquainted with the current trends for information, prevention and health care within the PREVENT project.
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25.08.2021
On August 14, 2021 at the German Monastery St. Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training under the "BeRURALactive - Multisport complex in rural reality to empower physical activity motivation" project, organized in partnership with the management of the monastery, Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia and the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA).
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25.08.2021
On August 14, 2021 at the German Monastery St. Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training under the "Eco friendly sport" project, organized in partnership with the management of the monastery, Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia and the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA).
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24.08.2021
In the period 14.08.2021 – 21.08.2021 an international training course Art of creative thinking ACT has been implemented in Sofia. The event gathered together participants from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovakia, working with and for the young people in their countries. Art of creative thinking ACT is mobility for youth workers, co-financed on the program Erasmus+ of the European Union (training course), which will work for acquiring one of the most valuable skills of the future – the creative thinking and how it appears and develops in the young people, as it is one of the new skills, which employers search for and it is hard to acquires through the formal education system.
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13.08.2021
The first meeting of the project "On the Way to Acceptance" was held in Lodz, Poland, on 12.08.2021. The partners from Poland, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey came together to discuss the project and the steps that need to be taken in order to successfully implement the project ideas, presented in detail by the coordinators. The initiative is co-financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Union and will implement activities in the period 30.06.2021 - 29.06.2023.
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09.08.2021
In the period 05.08.-08.08.2021, in Sofia, the third transnational project meeting under the Hike Together project was held. The aim was to organize and conduct a hike with local volunteers to Cherni Vrah (Black Peak) –2290 m. This initiative contributes to raising awareness of the importance of health benefits of physical activity through walking in nature – as a natural exercise through increased participation in hiking and trekking.
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05.08.2021
In the period 26.07.2021 – 02.08.2021, in Sassari, Italy, a training course Structured Learning for Awareness in Media/SLAM was held, which aimed at enhancing young people’s awareness and critical thinking on the role of Mass Media as a challenge and precondition for more inclusive societies towards migrants and refugees. The training was attended by four representatives from each partner country – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
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02.08.2021
In the period 18-24 July 2021, at the "St. Kozma and Damyan” Monastery, Bulgarian Sports Development Association implemented a training under the "Balanced Living through Healthy Nutrition Habit" project, organized in partnership with the leadership of the monastery, Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia, the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA).
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30.07.2021
Bulgarian sports development association is partner in the On the way to acceptance – a non-formal Youth program of innovative tools to learn project. The initiative is co-funded under the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and is going to implement activities in the period 30.06.2021 - 29.06.2023.
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30.07.2021
WHEN: 20.10.2021 – 27.10.2021 WHERE: Lozen, Bulgaria ABOUT THE PROJECT: You and the Mount (YATM) is an ErasmusPlus co-funded youth exchange that aims to show what is the relation between the people and the mountain. The project will encourage young people to support sustainable tourism and sport and to reveal them that unwise behaviour in the mountain sometimes leads to serious consequences.
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24.07.2021
In the period July 17-24, 2021 an online training course was held on the project „Happy Bones“. The meeting was attended by Mustafa Altunsoy from Gazi University (Turkey), Prof. Massimo Saketi from Foro Italico University (Italy), Prof. D.p.s. Drossescu Paula from Iasi University (Romania), dr. Mariana Brocateli, dr. Simona De Belonia, as well as selected sports specialists for work with people suffering from osteopenia/osteoporosis. The partners from the project, together with the selected sports specialists, discussed different methods, practices and potentialities for specific physical activity suitable for people with osteoporosis. Specific activities in the project were also discussed, the achievements achieved so far, as well as the future steps, which need to be done for its successful completion.
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23.07.2021
On 18.07.2021 at the "St. Kozma and Damyan” Monastery, during the first day of the children's camp, organized by the Sunday School at the “Nativity of Christ" Temple, Sofia, Mladost 3, together with the Bulgarian sports development association (BSDA) an eco-trail hike was organized, as part of the Hike Together project. The project aims to promote mountain walks as a method of physical activity that increases participation in physical exercises.
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20.07.2021
A multisport complex aiming to stimulate sports in small towns in Europe is going to be developed within the "BeRURALactive – Multisport complex in rural reality to empower physical activity motivation" project, which involves organizations from Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovenia.
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20.07.2021
On July 20, 2021, an international meeting under the “MOVING” project was held in Sofia, during which the partners from 4 countries – Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered to discuss and communicate the development of the “MOVING” project.
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11.07.2021
In the period 07-10 July 2021, in Rijeka, Croatia, an international training was held, which aimed to introduce basketball coaches, working with age groups 10-16 years, to the possible traumatic conditions that they may encounter during training, and to the actions they need to take in order to prevent future ones.
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07.07.2021
On 07.07.2021, an online meeting of the "We Shan’t TolerHate" (WSTH) project consortium was held. This project is a 24-month strategic partnership, 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, which brought together project partners from Bulgaria, Romania and Italy.
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05.07.2021
“Eco friendly sport” event was held on 05.07.2021 in Klisura Monastery “St. St. Cyril and Methodius”, organized in partnership by the leadership of the monastery Abbess Mother Taisiya, Archimandrite Antim, Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia, the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA) and the Bulgarian Sports Development Association.
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03.07.2021
In the period June 30 to July 3, 2021, in Athens, Greece the first international meeting of “LET’S SWIM BEYOND THE HANDICAPS” project was held. The aim of the project is to include physical disabled kids in social life, to improve quality of their lives, to give them the opportunity to have fun during physical activity and sports with their peers, to make them discover their skills, and to create a different environment where they can feel free to do exercise. The consortium includes partner organizations from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
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01.07.2021
The international meeting for the project Propellers was held in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 30th of June. Partners from 6 European countries, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Greece, Croatia, Spain, gathered together in order to open up the second “Professional and Personal Experience through Lifelong Learning and Regular Sport” – Propellers, meeting with aim to discuss the project activities and updates.
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30.06.2021
From the 27th – 29th of June, the partners from 6 European countries, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Spain, gathered together in Sofia, Bulgaria, in order to open the kick-off meeting for the project ’’Sport and Non formal education – The pathway to community development.
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28.06.2021
In the period 25-27 June 2021, an international seminar for coaches and judges in artistic swimming was held in Sofia, during which the aspects of prevention and traumatology and theoretical and practical characteristics of choreography in age groups U12 and 13-15 were discussed.
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21.06.2021
In the period of 17th and 19th of June, 2021, the first offline meeting for the project #HIKETOGETHER was held in Rijeka, Croatia. Project Hike together contributes to raising awareness of the importance of health benefits of physical activity through walking in nature as a natural exercise through increased participation in hiking and trekking.
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06.06.2021
On 06.06.2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria, the first meeting of the project "BOOST-Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents" was held - a 24-month strategic partnership, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, which aims to create new learning and personal development opportunities for young people in Europe by providing interactive educational formats and methods based on the development of transversal skills. The meeting was attended by representatives of partner countries from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Italy and Croatia.
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05.06.2021
On June 5, 2021, in Sofia, Bulgaria, a final international meeting was held under the "Winter Sport is Coming" project, which aimed to promote winter sports not only as physical activity, but also as educational tool to support social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and European citizenship among young people from different backgrounds by development and implementation of “Winter Sports Program”.
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22.05.2021
On May 22, 2021 at the National Sports Academy “Vasil Levski” athletics tournament “New Stars” was held. The 43rd edition of the international tournament included in its program a 100-meter inclusive start, which was attended by 14 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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21.05.2021
An online meeting of the #SafeSPORTevent project consortium was held on May 21, 2021, bringing together project partners from Bulgaria, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece. During the meeting the partners discussed the dates for the international training course in Sofia and took the decision to implement it in the period 21.08.2021 – 24.08.2021.
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19.05.2021
Today, May 19, 2021, the Bulgarian Sports Development Association, together with the Association of Bulgarians Suffering from Allergic and Lung Diseases /ABBA/ and the kind support and hosting of the Municipality of Burgas, organized a promotional event for the project "Exercise as a means of prevention and recovery from chronic diseases"/ PREVENT.
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19.05.2021
On May 19th, 2021, in the sports hall "Boycho Branzov", in the city of Burgas, a meeting with the sports clubs from the city was organized. During this meeting, the Bulgarian Sports Development Association presented the new aspects of the Erasmus + Sport program and examples of successfully implemented projects such as the Active in Sport Again initiative, with the kind support and hospitality of the Municipality of Burgas.
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26.04.2021
Erasmus accreditation is a tool for organisations in adult education, vocational education and training (VET), and school education that want to open up to cross-border exchange and cooperation. Award of the Erasmus accreditation confirms that the applicant has set up a plan to implement high quality mobility activities as part of a wider effort to develop their organisation. Accredited Erasmus organisations will gain simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities under the future Programme (2021-2027).
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22.04.2021
European Commission has released its Final report regarding Mapping of innovative practices in the EU to promote sport outside of traditional structures. The aim of the present study is to provide a wider understanding of how sport practice is evolving in nowadays society and how the sport movement is adapting to this evolution.
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10.04.2021
On April 10, 2021, at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" – Gurguliat building, in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, a dissemination event was held under the "WINTER SPORT IS COMING” project. The event was attended by sports specialists in adapted physical activity and sports, representatives of sports organizations, as well as young people with and without disabilities (physical and intellectual). During the activities the sports curling and floor hockey were presented, which are part of the spectrum of winter sports and the participants had the opportunity to get to know them in detail and enjoy them. The event was organized by the Bulgarian sports development association and the Adapted Physical Activity and Sport Sector of the NSA "Vasil Levski".
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25.02.2021
On Thursday February 25th, L’Orma hosted the online Kick off Meeting of the big collaborative partnership ‘Multisport Community Experience’. The 5 partner organizations (hereby presented in alphabetical order) are: Bulgarian Sports Development Association (Bulgaria), Dubrovnik Sports Association (Croatia), European Platform for Sport Innovation (Belgium), NGO Nest Berlin (Germany), and University of Thessaly (Greece). All representatives present at the meeting showed great enthusiasm to begin working on such innovative and ambitious project.
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24.02.2021
Sport For a Better World is a project that promotes innovative cooperation between NGOs, universities and public bodies in the sport sector across Europe. The programme is based on multidisciplinary training modules mixing formal and non-formal learning methodologies and digital resources. Parallel running sessions will introduce participant’s development theory, practice and philosophy, sport management and strategic skills, and develop managerial skills through a mentoring and coaching scheme matching people and professionals in practice based learning activities. Over the course of 24 months, NGOs and public bodies from TR and EU Programme countries join efforts to 80 people and practitioners to the real-world sport sector by developing coaching and training skills.
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23.02.2021
Bulgarian sport development association (BSDA) is a project partner in “An educational and training program for older adults at risk of developing dementia through table tennis”. The duration of the project is 24 months, and it involves 10 partner organizations from six European countries - Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, Cyprus, Romania and Turkey.
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18.02.2021
“Learning through mobility of sports’ volunteers” (MOVING) is a Small Collaborative Partnership in the field of Sport aiming to support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of nonprofit sport organisations. The target group will be people aged 18+ interested in volunteering to explore the possibility of a career in sport as well as to further strengthen their competencies. The project seeks to answer the priority European policy challenge of supporting volunteering in the field of Sport as a vehicle of employability, economic growth and social engagement. The partnership represents 4 countries (5 partners) at the bottom of the chart for volunteering in sports in Europe, with stable trends in the period 2013-2018 – Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and Portugal.
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18.02.2021
The overall objective of this project is to encourage participation in recreational physical activity for seniors (persons age 65+) in project partner countries by developing new recreational sport programmes suited for 3 types of most common health conditions (back pain, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis) thereby supporting the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines. The duration of the project is 24 months, and it involves 6 partner organizations from five European countries - Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia and Serbia.
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15.02.2021
SONKEI seeks to prevent violence and intolerance in sport through education and promotion of values of respect, courage, gender equality, inclusion and non-violence. The project intends to change the mindsets of people and initiate social change that will provide safer environment for everyone. The duration of the project is 24 months, and it involves 8 partner organizations from eight European countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey.
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15.02.2021
In the period 09.02.2021 – 14.02.2021 in Borovets, Bulgaria, in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, an event that introduced winter sports and their benefits was held as part of the "WINTER SPORT IS COMING" project. 15 young people took part in the event and had the opportunity to get acquainted with the magic of snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, sledding), combined with the non-formal education (energizers, discussions, team building activities). The focus of the program was the encouragement of the attitudes and motivation of young people to participate in winter sports and at the same time to explore the educational dimension of winter sports, such as:
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07.02.2021
On February 7, 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria, in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, a volleyball event was held, during which was presented an online training platform for volunteers, created within the framework of the ESVOL project, co-funded by the Erasmus + program of the European Union. The educational platform is free and covers various aspects of volunteering in sports, emphasizing the social aspects, and is suitable for sports volunteers, youth and youth workers with an interest in sporting events, sports coaches, sports experts.
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04.02.2021
On 4th of February 2021 the kick off meeting of Train4Inclusive project has been implemented by project consortium and has included the representatives of Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. #Train4Inclusive project aims to develop methodology and tools, which supporters and supervisors of sport activities for people with disabilities will be able to use in order to monitor the progress of their physical, cognitive and social abilities.
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02.02.2021
Sports Inclusion and Inclusion for Sport is a project that seeks to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport through improvement of skills of coaches, trainers and other staff of organizations active in the fields of sport, youth work and social care and activities related to the social inclusion through sports. The duration of the project is 24 months, and it involves 5 partner organizations from four European countries - Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey.
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28.01.2021
There is a little known sport in Europe but it has many followers in other continents (America, Asia), which is probably one of the most inclusive in the world. It is a racket sport born in the United States in 1965 and is called pickle ball. This sport can be played by children, adult men and women, elderly people and people with intellectual and or development disabilities.
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22.01.2021
ORIENT will promote 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 in order to:
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14.01.2021
The objective of the project "Football as a seed for gender equality" is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport. Although sport is a phenomenon that involves both men and women, it is characterized by profound gender differences: men participate more in sport than women. In particular, women's participation is very low in sports such as football, which in the collective imagination is considered a "male sport" and not suitable for women. The lower participation of women is a consequence of gender roles imposed by the society which inevitably influence the desires, interests and aspirations of boys and girls.
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11.01.2021
Empowerment Through Sports is a project which aims to use sports as a tool and educate the young in human rights, the essence of tolerance and collaboration.
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07.01.2021
The objective of the “Sports, health and fun for preschool children / SUN” project is to contribute to awareness raising of the need for physical activity as basis of healthy lifestyle by changing habits of identified target groups (preschool children and their families) both in urban and rural areas. The projects goal is to stimulate children, in the first place those with obesity, overweight and low physical activity, and their parents to embrace this new kind of lifestyle as a routine, and then transfer the acquired healthy habits in later age. Children, engaged in sports activities at very young age are more likely to remain active later in life and are less likely to become obese or suffer from linked chronical diseases. The duration of the project is 24 months and the initiative is involving 7 partner organizations from 6 European countries - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia.
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06.01.2021
The project “Sport for Every Child: Fit Kids” encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities. The main goal of this project is to develop a modular based Physical Education methodology of sport activities, sport games and exercising for children and youngsters with mental and developmental disorders, illnesses and disabilities, we will focus on the groups that have to overcome most obstacles in doing sports activities, sport games and exercising, such as (ADHD, Bipolar, Anxiety, Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Autism and Low Cognitive Ability). Modular approach to fit the needs of individual disorder. It will be structured for the use of teachers and also for parents of children with mental disorders.
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06.01.2021
The project has the aim to develop, implement and transfer innovative practices related to physical activity in a high-risk and usually hard to reach population: women, especially those with family and working loads. The “WOMEN’S HURDLES” project objective is to promote and support EU strategies in the area of social inclusion and equal opportunities, encouraging participation in sport and physical activity (supporting the implementation of EU Physical Activity Guidelines). The collaborative partnership involves various organisations and actors in and outside sport (research and preventive institution, sports association, scientific associations, social association). This project has been inspired by this recommendation about the lifestyle interventions.
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29.12.2020
Empowering Women Athletes: Tackling Feminine Abuse, Violence and Discrimination in EU Sports Clubs. Sport is a means of self-expression and fulfilment, as well as a force for citizenship and solidarity, while stressing how violence against women, stereotyping, differences in payment and barriers to women’s involvement in management are still problems tackling the sport sector. Those barriers act on multiple levels (verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, social, cultural, organisational, economic, mediatic, ecc.) and are collectively perceived as a pervasive chauvinist culture that permeates the career of any female athlete.
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18.12.2020
On December 18, 2020, in the renovated pool "Madara" of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" was held a control training in adapted swimming, which included 12 athletes with intellectual disabilities. The sports activity was held in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, and the public and persons under 18 years of age were not allowed. The training was organized by experts in the sector of "Adapted Physical Activity and Sports" at NSA "Vasil Levski" and the Bulgarian Sports Development Association.
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16.12.2020
"SPORT & NFE - A pathway to community development" is a project that seeks to identify and overcome obstacles and challenges related to e stagnating tendency of lack of participation in, equal access to sport for all, as well about the stagnating interest in the importance of health-enhancing physical activity in Europe. The duration of the project is 24 months, and it involves 7 partner organizations from six European countries - Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
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11.12.2020
“Multisport community experience” is a social-innovation sport project based on collective “movement” competition. The duration of the project is a 36 months with a consortium of 6 partners from 6 different countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy and Croatia. This project aims at activating a new user experience, new sense of belonging, new emotions, new relationship and healthy competition and a compelling motivation for a physically active and healthy living. The game is based on competing communities. Each community has a team of 500 participants who track their physical activity. A system collects all data and update the real time cumulative “Healthy Index” at city level and compares it with the value of the other competing community.
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03.12.2020
On December 3, 2020, in the renovated sports hall in the building "Gurguliat" of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" was held a sports training, in which people with and without disabilities celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in an active environment.
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30.11.2020
Nov 30, 2020 - Representatives of seven countries gathered in the European project "Du Motion" held the third transnational working meeting of the project team on Monday. Originally scheduled in Warsaw, the meeting was again held online due to known pandemic circumstances.
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20.09.2020
In the period 31/08 - 06/09/2020, a camp for adapted water sports was held at VSUB Nessebar, which aimed to promote activities in the field of adaptation of water sports for people with different types of disabilities and special needs. The main sports in which the participants are involved are sailing, kayaking and swimming, and in addition all participants had fun practicing the modern paddleboarding, as well as a hike activities within the project #HikeTogether.
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18.08.2020
Sport is the most popular recreational activity, for centuries being an important element of society. Entrepreneurship has also been embedded in societies for ages, helping people to grow socially and economically. Europe is investing heavily in Entrepreneurship Education (EE) to sustain economic growth and social inclusion. The EU also recognizes the need to reinvent how entrepreneurship is identified, taught and nurtured. Links between sports & entrepreneurship are manifold, yet seldom recognized and rarely capitalized upon. The two are rarely found together in VET as effectively connected domains with synergic links: hence the need for much-needed entrepreneurial competences due to low EE in sports-oriented disciplines and lack of tailored entrepreneurship training.
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18.07.2020
On 18th of July 2020, in northern Uganda in Gulu city, small sub-county called (Aswa) in Uganda and in Ogun state, Nigeria was implemented a #HikeTogether event. The event was organized by Rubangakene Quido, program manager of International Movement for African Children /IMAC/. Project “Hike together” contributes to raising awareness of the importance of health benefits of physical activity through walking in nature – as a natural exercise through increased participation in hiking and trekking. Project “Hike together” is focused on young people from disadvantage background, to promote hiking and walking in the nature is a basic to many sporting activities, wellbeing and fitness. Hike together encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.
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06.07.2020
In the period 04-05 of July 2020, #BeActive weekend was held at the Monastery "St. Kozma and Damyan”, organized in partnership with the Sunday School at the “Nativity of Christ" Temple, Sofia, Mladost 3, the Association of Bulgarians suffering from asthma (ABBA), Class4YourBack and the Bulgarian sports development association.
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02.07.2020
"We Shan’t TolerHate" (WSTH) 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.
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01.07.2020
In June 2020 in Ravda, Bulgaria was implemented a dissemination event of #HEPOSI project that introduced kids and youngsters about the positive aspects of healthy lifestyle, combined with #BeActive activities. Through interactive and non-formal activities, the kids were able to enjoy physical activity and to be aware of the healthy life habits.
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17.06.2020
The Hike Together project contributes to raising awareness of the importance of the health benefits of physical activity through hike in the nature - as a natural exercise through increased participation in tourism and hiking. The Hike Together project focuses on disadvantaged young people, and the promotion of tourism and walks in the nature is key to many sports, well-being and fitness. Hike Together Project promotes social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.
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26.05.2020
The development of tourism and mountain sports is becoming more and more popular. The name "You And the Mount /YATM/" was chosen because we want to show what the relationship between the people and the mountain is. With the project, we encourage young people to continue to look for sustainable tourism and sport, yet we want to show them that unwise behaviour in the mountain sometimes leads to serious consequences. By gathering young people, we aim to teach them basic skills that are essential for practicing tourism and sports in the mountains. They will advance skills that will be useful not only in the mountains, but also in their everyday lives. Through all the activities we have planned, they will be taken out of a comfort zone, they will have to solve cases they would encounter in the mountains, but these skills would also be useful in their everyday lives.
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01.03.2020
On March 1, 2020, a #DancingWithHealth national event under the "Dance with Health" project was held in Sofia, bringing together dance instructors, trained to use dance therapy for women diagnosed with breast cancer and practitioners in their groups in Sofia and Dobrich. During the event the participants practiced together the dances involved in the therapy - Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-cha, Rumba and Tango. The organizers from the Bulgarian sports development association hope that there will be an opportunity for a new dance therapy groups for women with breast cancer in 2020, in order to ensure an active and fulfilling life for more and more Bulgarians.
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20.02.2020
Prevent project was presented at a regular meeting of the Health Commission to the 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, which was held on February 20, 2020 as part of the National Information Campaign "Together for Better Pulmonary Health". The event was attended by members of the parliament, members of the commission and Diana Hadzhiangelova, chairwoman of ABBA - Association of Bulgarians suffering from asthma, allergies and COPD, Associate Prof. Khodzhev, chairman of the Bulgarian Association for Pulmonary Diseases (BAPD) and Associate Prof. Dr. Maria Staevska, MD Head of the Department of Respiratory Allergy and Atopy at Alexandrovska University Hospital, who presented statistics on chronic diseases.
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06.02.2020
As laid down by the European Sports Charter Sport must be: • Accessible to everybody; • Available for children and young people in particular; • Healthy and safe, fair and tolerant, building on high ethical values; • Capable of fostering personal self-fulfilment at all levels; • Respectful of the environment; • Protective of human dignity; • Against any kind of exploitation of those engaged in sport.
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22.01.2020
Art of creative thinking /ACT/ is a Mobility of youth workers (TC) that will deal with one of the most valued skills of the future-creative thinking and how it is born and developed in the young people as this is one of the new skills employers are looking for and it is hardly created by the formal educational system.
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08.01.2020
There are an estimated 80 million people with a disability in Europe, equivalent to approx. 15% of the EU population. Sport is recognized as a tool to promote the social inclusion of people with a disability.
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06.01.2020
Being an elite athlete is a privilege and a great obligation. During an athlete’s sporting carrier the main benchmark are the achieved results, which are the main motivational engine due to the interconnectedness with the income as well as the interest of clubs and sponsors. Within day-to-day trainings and competitions they develop skills to overcome various problems, develop working habits, strengthen and build self-confidence and the character.
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23.12.2019
On a daily basis we can see and live through our personal, social and professional ambits all the issues that are happening within our society: discrimination, racism, illness (physical and mental), poverty, financial problems at families, barrier to access work. Sport is a discipline, it is connected to all ambits and sectors (health -physical, mental and emotional-, social inclusion, education, tourism, politics, business and sustainability). This fact reflects that Sport is a very powerful "tool", if well used, to fight the issue that our societies are facing and help people to live a better life.
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19.12.2019
In the period 12.12.2019 - 19.12.2019, ETS for Youth Equality training was held in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, which was attended by 5 youth workers, sports coaches and trainers from Bulgaria, Italy and Ireland. ETS for Youth Equality (EYE) is a 24-month strategic partnership in the field of youth addressing a group of young people who are affected by or deal with disability or impairment issues, aimed to create new educational opportunities and innovative approaches for the personal fulfilment of disadvantaged young people in Europe using the methodology of Education Through Sport (ETS).
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28.11.2019
"Integr-Action Through ETS" (IATETS) is a 24-month strategic partnership aimed at creating new opportunities of education and personal fulfilment for disadvantaged European adults affected by disability through delivering on educational formats and methods of customized learning based on Education Through Sport (ETS).
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19.11.2019
In the period 11 – 19 of November 2019 in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, an youth exchange on healthy lifestyle involving young people Bulgaria, Italy, Paraguay and Peru in the frame of "HEalth Practices for Own Self-Improvement" (HEPOSI) project, co-funded by ErasmusPlus Programme of the European Union. During seven days, the participants worked on creating a “Healthy Sensitive Youth” manual, outlining the methods used in project activities and focusing on the healthy lifestyle of young people from participating countries. During the mobility, participants had the opportunity to visit local educational centres and the event were visited by representatives of local authorities and non-governmental organizations that presented and discussed together challenges and their possible solutions.
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13.11.2019
In the period 13-14 of November 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria was held Peer Learning Event ‘Good governance in the context of major sport event’s lifecycle: from bidding procedure to legacy’, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and under the EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020.
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09.11.2019
The general aim of our project is to plan special basketball training for children aged between 10 and 16 years old. The power and agility developed with plyometric training from an early age should be supported by special preparatory training. These exercises should support the muscles most commonly used in splash-based sports, the ties required for a good balance, and the joints with more mobility. In addition to power, all the related joints, muscles and ligaments should gain a high level of flexibility. In time, the risk of disability will decrease in strengthening and stretching parts. Of course, young athletes' desire to gain success in a short time or the success of the coaches should be slowed down. Young athletes should not be expelled from high-level competitions without their biological age and without being fully prepared physiologically. Especially coaches working in the 10-16 age range are required to receive special sports health training in the branch. This training is vitally important for athletes' health. The specific objective of the action is to share the best practice practices for basketball and protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.
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09.11.2019
“Re(IN)novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-professional Female Teams” (RINMSASFT) 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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06.11.2019
In the period November 4-7, 2019, in Samokov, Bulgaria, a seminar of the Association of Balkan Athletics Federations was held, which aims to empower and motivate more and more women to take leadership positions in sports. The event was opened by Dobromir Karamarinov, President of Bulgarian Athletic Federation and Balkan athletics Federation, First Vice President of European Athletics and World Athletics council member.
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03.11.2019
- Physical activity in women in menopause: a collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis / HAPPY BONES
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01.11.2019
Let’s include / Leveraging Education Through Sport for INnovative Changes Leading to Unification of Disability and Education - Let's Include/ project is a small collaborative partnership in the field of sport aimed to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities of disabled persons. Particularly, the project goal is to showcase talents and challenge stereotypes about disability in different contexts and mostly outside sport organisations, such as schools, NGOs and local communities.
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29.10.2019
According to the results of the latest Eurobarometer survey on sport and physical activity, almost half of respondents (46%) never exercise or play sport and the number of Europeans who never exercise or play sport has increased from 42% to 46%, and this is a continuation of a gradual trend since 2009. Northern Europe is more physically active than the South and East. In particular Austria 40%, Bulgaria 68%, Italy 62% and Croatia 56%. 15% of Europeans do not walk for 10 minutes at a time at all in a weekly period, and 12% sit for more than 8.5 hours per day. Hiking is a physical activity increasing participation in physical exercise by several reasons: it can be done whole year around, it does not require special skills, facilities or expensive equipment, it has health benefits and low risk of injury and walking itself is physical activity to begin and maintain as a past of physically active lifestyle. Hiking offers many health benefits like controlled obesity, gives a cardio workout (stronger workout by using poles) or cardiovascular activity that increase heart rate and fasten breathing by inhaling fresh air, hiking on uneven terrain works muscles while improving balance and stability and increases the amount of energy your body uses by 28% compared to walking on flat ground, 90-minute hike in nature has dramatic effect on the brain and the way we feel. Just one hour of hiking can burn well over 500 calories. Hiking itself is promoting social inclusion by not giving barriers to participation in the physical activity. Participating in hiking, joining mountian clubs or groups are examples of ways in which young people can participate in their community, learn new skills, and socialize beyond their family boundaries.
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22.10.2019
- Background: It's inevitable that we have to do something about climate change. Not only reduce, reuse and recycle, but we can actively contribute to protect our planet and take direct action. Pollution is enormous problem and lack of recycling is even bigger challenge. Therefore, in the last years, there were new types of activities developed and promoted in order to tackle both – lack of physical movement of people, but also increasing pollution of our nature, beaches, forests...
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21.10.2019
“Professional and Personal Experience through Lifelong Learning and Regular Sport” (PROPELLERS) involves 8 partner organizations from 6 countries of the European Union (Poland, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Spain) aimed at promoting voluntary participation in Sport activities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activities in accordance with the holistic model of health among the general EU population, with a particular focus on disadvantaged categories (NEETs, people with disabilities).
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04.10.2019
For athletes in EU member states is still a vivid challenge to combine their sports training, events and competitions with their need to receive an adequate education with a view to developing a sports career-end strategy for their subsequent employment, something informed by the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes. With the greater focus on inclusion of people with a disability to take up sports (originally inspired by the hard-won success of the Paralympics) and the improvements to accessibility and the design of sports facilities, there are ever greater numbers of people with disabilities taking up sports, and becoming great athletes in the field. These athletes face the same problem of timetabling their dual pursuits, but they have several additional obstacles to deal with (expand), in the process of training and in the process of getting prepared for employment. We believe that a new generation of “hybrid” mentor/trainers needs to be invested in, as part of the vision described under the Disability Strategy to Europe 2020.
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03.10.2019
The promotion of integrity against match fixing is the main objective of IAM / Promoting Integrity Against Match-fixing through education among young athletes/ and a specific priority of Erasmus+ Sport programme. The core idea of our project is to fight this international contemporary threat facing sport through education among young athletes in order to preserve transparency, fair-play and respect for others at the earliest level of sport activity. The challenges posed by the manipulation of matches need today a strong cooperation at European and international level in order to protect the future of sport as well as its ethics and integrity.
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02.10.2019
The sport sector is able to mobilise more volunteers than any other sector. Volunteers are fundamental to the success of international and domestic sport events. Sport event organisers rely on the knowledge, skills and experiences of volunteers to run events. The scale of volunteer involvement in sports events is significant, creating the potential for a wide range of economic, social, cultural and community benefits. In most Member States, the sport movement would not exist without volunteering.
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02.09.2019
“Structured Learning for Awareness in Media” (SLAM) aims at enhancing young people’s awareness and critical thinking on the role of Mass Media as a challenge and precondition for more inclusive societies towards migrants and refugees.
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30.08.2019
Budapest is the European Capital of Sport in 2019. S-Y-IN is a project to be implemented in three sectors: sport, education and youth work. Sport has a central social role in our days. Sport is competition but also a field of learning social skills. Sport can be a tool for positive social change, but can also be a dangerous tool of social and political manipulation. For this we must bring the attention of people to the positive social potentials of sport. As in the EU White Paper on Sport, sport has a very strong social role through which in formal and non-formal education, it reinforces Europe's human capital. The values conveyed through sport help develop knowledge, motivation, skills and readiness for personal effort. Time spent in sport activities at levels of formal education produces health and education benefits which need to be enhanced.
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22.07.2019
Between July 20-21, 2019, #BeActive weekend was held at the Monastery "St. Kozma and Damyan”, organized in partnership with the Sunday School at the “Nativity of Christ" Temple, Sofia, Mladost 3, the Association of Bulgarians suffering from asthma(ABBA) and the Bulgarian sports development association. Sport activities and interactive children's workshops were held as part of the HEalth Practices for Own Self-Improvement (HEPOSI) project, which provides collaboration between NGOs from Europe and Latin America to address the challenge of promoting healthy physical activity and food consumption practices among young people through non-formal education. The activities were part of the second children's summer camp at the monastery, following the successful first edition in 2018. Over 25 children had the opportunity to have fun, study together and enjoy a wonderful summer day with a lot of sport activities.
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23.06.2019
Between 15 and 23 June 2019 in Sardinia, Italy, a training course on healthy lifestyle involving youth operators from partner countries was carried out and implemented on the basis of the Training Course (TC) format, jointly developed by the "HEalth Practices for Own Self-Improvement" (HEPOSI) project partners. The initiative gathered teams from Italy, Paraguay and Peru who, within seven working days, worked on creating a “Healthy Sensitive Youth” manual, outlining the methods used in project activities and focusing on the healthy lifestyle of young people from participating countries and planning of a local awareness raising campaign on a healthy lifestyle at national level in all partner countries.
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16.06.2019
Relay games for children and parents, lectures on the topic "Internet for Everyone", jumping tournaments with sacks, mini football tournament and a bunch of surprises were part of the fun for guests at Radio Park Fest. For the third year the Bulgarian National Radio organizes the mega event dedicated to the summer.
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26.03.2019
The first HEalth Practices for Own Self-Improvement (HEPOSI) project was held in Sofia in the period March 24 and 27, 2019, bringing together organizations from Italy, Paraguay and Peru to work together on the project, with the aim of capacity building in participating Latin American organizations. The WHO has placed health and physical activities among the crucial determinants of global health, underlining the role of insufficient levels of movement as one of the main factors enhancing death risk worldwide (see WHO Website). Physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases as cancer and diabetes, enjoying therefore a crucial importance not only for the wellbeing of the individuals but also from the perspective of societal health.
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23.02.2019
The project „Start Now!: Strategic partnership for health promotion among youth”, officially has come to the end. Partners are very proud of the project’s results, especially the modules of non-formal health education and project results has been highlighted also by the Polish National Erasmus+ Agency that evaluated the project as „Good Practice”.
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13.02.2019
In the period 11-13 February 2019, a kick off meeting of CPMES project was held in Sassari, Italy, during which the partners agreed on a work plan of the activities and planned in detail each of the events foreseen in the project. The meeting was attended by the Bulgarian partner through Joanna Dochevska, Chairwoman of Bulgarian sports development association and Kalinka Gudarovska, BSDA Board member. "Curricular Pathways for Migrants’ Empowerment through Sport” (CPMES) focuses on employing the methodology of Education Through Sport (ETS) as a vehicle of upskilling and curricular enhancement of Sport Coaches and Trainers working in the field with disadvantaged target groups with migrant background in the perspective of fostering inclusion and equal opportunities in as well as through Sport for migrants. The project pursues the specific Erasmus Plus Collaborative Partnership priorities related to encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in Sport. CPMES aims at answering the challenge of social exclusion of migrants in Europe, with a particular focus on addressing the compelling issue of systematic underrepresentation of migrants in non-playing roles within Sport clubs and organizations.
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29.01.2019
In the first days of 2019, Bulgarian sports development association has become full member of World Pacific Sports Federation and has been authorized to promote and encourage pacific Sports on National Level for peace.
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12.01.2019
Sport and Dialogue Against Violence and Discrimination project aims to tackle the problem of violence, discrimination, bullying in and around sporting events, among athletes, sport teams and their supporters. We aim to counter violent behavior through open dialogue, inclusion, tolerance and fair play in sport. The project wants to contribute to the use of sports as a diplomatic tool, one that unites nations and people, regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender. As we have recently seen in the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang 2018, North and South Korea marched under the same flag, putting aside their long term/widely known political conflicts. International sporting events have the capacity to unite people from around the world and promote positive attitudes, tolerance, inclusion, friendship and cooperation among nations. They are a reflection of how different ethnicities can compete under the same flag and how cultural diversity plays a more and more important role in each country, in all sports. Fostering the inclusion of disadvantaged people and promoting equal rights and gender balance in sports is a great way to advertise sport and attract a broader public and make them want to engage in physical activities. Finding positive role models among athletes is especially important for children and young people, who look up to them. That is why it is important that people involved in sports come from various backgrounds, ethnic groups, that all sports involve both male and female competitors and that they send the right messages to the public; promote a healthy lifestyle and the development of grassroots sports and events for everyone.
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28.12.2018
A first collaboration between the Organizing Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, PLAY International and UNICEF resulted in the creation of a "Values of Olympism" project, conveying strong educational messages related to the three values of Olympism: respect, friendship, excellence. The "Values of Olympism" kit was a great success for school teachers and socio-sports animators in cities in 2016-2017, and children who were able to both enjoy and learn from these sports and sports activities. This kit, duplicated to 260 physical copies, has been adapted to the local realities of 4 countries (Burundi, Kosovo, Vanuatu and Haiti) allowing educators and teachers to play with 15,000 children.
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22.12.2018
On December 22, 2018, at the Fireball Sports Hall, a children's Christmas training of small athletes from Darko Hall was held. Over 50 children participated in the training and were supported by the Bulgarian sports development association, which sustainably supports the activities of the sports hall in 2018.
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18.12.2018
Project “Winter Sport is Coming” aims to promote winter sports not only as physical activity, but also as educational tool to support social inclusion, intercultural dialogue and European citizenship among young people from different backgrounds by development and implementation of “Winter Sports Program”. From long-term perspective, aim of the project is to increase participation of young people in Winter Sports and create model of camp that will include elements of non-formal education methods and can be implemented by other sport organizations in the future.
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16.12.2018
On December 16, 2018, Sunday, at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" a children's Christmas competition took place, which was organized by the Athletics Club at the Sports Academy with the participation of Prof. Ivaylo Lazarov and PhD Teresa Marinova. The event was attended by more than 100 children and was supported by the Bulgarian Sports Development Association.
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14.12.2018
#BeInclusive #BeActive #BeCreative: Bulgaria and the countries of the Western Balkans with common ideas for the European Sports Week in 2019.
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12.12.2018
Center for Development of Human Resources, Erasmus + National Agency in Bulgaria, organized an "Annual Meeting of Accredited Organizations on Volunteer Projects", which took place in Sofia on 12th of December 2018.
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10.12.2018
Club for Youth Empowerment 018 (KOM 018), Serbia will implement “(Re) Play for Inclusion” project supported by Erasmus + program, for the Capacity Building in The Field of Youth action in cooperation with partner organizations and sport clubs from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Macedonia. The project will bring together young people from Program and Partner countries to explore sport and games as methods in youth work and develop new forms of youth work for social inclusion through sport.
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06.12.2018
On December 6, 2018, at an official ceremony in Sofia, organized by the Center for Development of Human Resources, the Bulgarian sports development association was awarded with a quality sign for the organization and implementation of the “Vitamin S(port)” project, co-funded under the Erasmus + Program Key Action 1 - Mobility for young people and youth workers. The award was received by Emiliya Tzanova – Project assistant at BSDA and Nikola Zdravkov - a volunteer in the organization.
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05.12.2018
Between 04 and 05 December 2018, in Brussels, the second meeting of the sports cluster "Integrity in Sport", organized by the European Commission's Sport Directorate, was held to provide the participants with the opportunity to discuss the challenges in the sector, which include anti-doping, match fixing, sport corruption, gender equality, athletes' representation in sports policy-making processes, and so on. The meeting was attended by Joanna Dochevska, chairwoman of the Bulgarian sports development association, which implements the project "Good Governance in Sport" #GoodGovernanceSport.
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22.11.2018
According to official EU data, the European society suffers currently of lack of involvement in sport and physical activity and people are often not aware about the importance of healthy lifestyle. Sport organizations all over Europe play a crucial role in encouraging and engaging people to get physically active, but the level of civic involvement in voluntary activities related to sport is also warning.
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15.11.2018
In the period 13-15 November 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, a final meeting on the project "Youth ambassadors of sport volunteering" was held, which in the last 2 years prepared and supported the implementation of the activities for promotion of volunteer activities in the field of sport. Ivaylo Zdravkov and Kalinka Gudarovska, members of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian sports development association and Emilia Tsanova, also part of the Association's team, took part in the meeting.
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12.11.2018
- SENTA project is focused on following topic: Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, as well support the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes The objectives of the SENTA are to contribute to the recommended policy actions of the EC 2020 strategy and the dual career of elite athletes.
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09.11.2018
The topic of Youth Sports Fair Chance project is to combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sports and around (e.g. at sporting events). The project aims to identify, develop and compile sports-related best practices which optimally contribute to the dissemination of messages of respect, the fight against discrimination and racism and the prevention of all forms of violence in sports.
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09.11.2018
- EXERCISE AS A MEAN TO PREVENT AND RECOVER THE CHRONIC DISEASES /PREVENT/ - PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project entitled "Exercise as a mean to prevent and recover the chronic diseases", are the following: 1) informing citizens on the benefits of exercise in health, preventing and recuperating chronic diseases and guiding them for safe and effective participation in organized exercise programs 2) to raise the awareness of health professionals to encourage patients to participate in systematic exercise and to update them with the most up-to-date research data on appropriate forms of exercise, depending on the specificity of the disease. 3) the training of doctors, health professionals (nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists) and exercise professionals for the safe and effective use of the exercise as a means of preventing and restoring chronic diseases. 4) Incitement, facilitation and guidance of public, municipal and private bodies for the organization of safe and effective exercise programs for the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases throughout the country. 5) the networking of public, municipal and private providers offering health services and exercise services.
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06.11.2018
The aim in the project is to introduce European traditional sports and games. It is aimed to encourage children and young people to entertain with traditional games that are becoming widespread for this purpose.
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16.10.2018
In the period 12-16 October, 2018, Sofia organized open days in the frame of START NOW project, that took place in parallel in the three partner countries - Poland, Bulgaria and Cyprus within the framework of the European Health Promotion Initiative START NOW. On October 15 and 16, 2018 at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", all those interested were able to get acquainted with the developed training modules that youth and sports professionals can apply to work with young people and with the online training available for youth workers.
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08.10.2018
The Bulgarian Sports Development Associationa has hosted four international volunteers in Bulgaria who have carried out a variety of volunteer activities for the local community in Sofia, Bulgaria for a period of two months. Mobility was 59 days, starting on August 11 and ending October 8, 2018. During this period, volunteers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia and Portugal had the opportunity to gain experience in organizing sporting events, running sports projects and holding several youth workshops aimed at promoting volunteering.
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28.09.2018
On September 28, 2018 at 10:00, the opportunities for young people from 16 to 30 years of age and the implementation of Erasmus volunteer initiatives in the country and abroad were presented at the reading room of the library "Ivan Vazov-1872" in Berkovitsa. The organizer of the event was the Bulgarian Sports Development Association, Sofia, and partners in the initiative were Berkovitsa Municipality, Municipal Club of the Bulgarian Red Cross, Ivan Vazov-1872 Lyceum, Berkovitsa and Health in the Northwest Association.
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20.09.2018
What does "plogging" mean? You haven’t heard about it before? It's time to change that! We guarantee that you will fall in love with it too. Plogging is a new fitness trend that began in Sweden. It connects jogging and garbage collecting around the area you practice. The best thing about plogging is that apart from burning more calories than regular jogging, you are cleaning the environment around you at the same time! So perfect! You may be wondering why to collect rubbish? Here are some reasons:
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10.09.2018
The WHO has placed health and physical activities among the crucial determinants of global health, underlining the role of insufficient levels of movement as one of the main factors enhancing death risk worldwide (see WHO Website). Physical activity has been proven to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases as cancer and diabetes, enjoying therefore a crucial importance not only for the wellbeing of the individuals but also from the perspective of societal health. According to WHO data, more than 80% of the World’s population in insufficiently physically active.
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04.09.2018
On September 4 (Tuesday), at 16:00, a voluntary workshop YouthUP, SportUP was held in the Conference Hall of Sandanski Municipality. During the meeting, experts from the Bulgarian Sports Development Association presented the overall framework of Erasmus+ program as well as the opportunities it provides in the field of education, youth and sport, focusing on the opportunities for inclusion of young people in them . The meeting was attended by young people, chairman of the Municipal Council in Sandanski, director and lecturers at the sports school in the city, coaches in various sports.
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16.08.2018
I am trying to gather my thoughts into one article, and more and more I realize that a handful of words will never be worthy to describe the experiences, the thousands things learned, the moments that put you on edge in order to jump from there and make a great flight; the many close friendships, the strong mentor support, the huge result you see from your work and the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new country and culture.
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14.08.2018
Eurasia Bulgarian Open Badminton Championships 2018 is the biggest international badminton competition in Bulgaria. It is of the International Series class and has a prize pool of $ 10,000. This competition is attended by top athletes from Europe and the world, as well as Bulgarian stars such as Stoevi sisters, Maria Mitsova, Daniel Nikolov, Ivan Panev, Ivan Rusev, Peyo Boychinov, Petya Nedelcheva and others. More than 280 contestants from 37 countries take part in the international sports event, which is taking place in Europe Badminton Hall, held until 16 August 2018, and the event is free of charge for citizens.
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13.08.2018
Eurasia Bulgarian Open Badminton Championships 2018 is the biggest international badminton competition in Bulgaria. It is of the International Series class and has a prize pool of $ 10,000. This competition is attended by top athletes from Europe and the world, as well as Bulgarian stars such as Stoevi sisters, Maria Mitsova, Daniel Nikolov, Ivan Panev, Ivan Rusev, Peyo Boychinov, Petya Nedelcheva and others. More than 280 contestants from 37 countries take part in the international sports event, which is taking place in Europe Badminton Hall, held until 16 August 2018, and the event is free of charge for citizens.
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18.07.2018
#Good governance in sport project is coordinated by the Bulgarian sports development association and it has been co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission - Sport chapter and it is a collaborative partnership that will work together for 30 months, starting from 01/01/2018 and includes 7 countries. The #GoodGovernanceSport project aims to find a way to analyze, collect and promote good practices for appropriate visibility of decisions made by responsible bodies and transparency of sports organizations in Europe and partner countries.
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18.07.2018
The European Everyday of Sport project was held in the period 2016-2017 and was aimed at improving the exchange of good practices, the priority of Erasmus +, helping to identify and promote good practices from first and second edition of the European Week of Sport and promoting participation in sport and physical activity. The specific theme of this strategic partnership was focused on developing, identifying, promoting and sharing good practices.
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12.07.2018
Bulgarian sports development association will host 4 international volunteers in Bulgaria, who will carry out various volunteer activities for the local community in Sofia, Bulgaria. - Basic info: Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria; Start: 11th of August 2018; End: 08th of October 2018; Duration: 59 days (2 months); Volunteers: Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 participants), Portugal and Slovakia – 1 participant per country.
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26.06.2018
On 26/06/2018 at 12:00 in Press Club "Bulgaria" in the National Stadium "Vasil Levski" a final press conference on the project "JUST SPORT" was held, which aimed to introduce to the public the activities, carried out during the last 18 months.
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24.06.2018
More than 300 children participated in the final stage of the National Children's Athletic Games "Athletics is looking for talents", which took place at "Vasil Levski" stadium in Sofia.
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24.06.2018
For the 12th consecutive year in the water-educational sports center of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" in Nessebar children and adults with disabilities participated in a summer camp on adapted water sports.
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24.06.2018
In the period 22-24 June 2018 in Velingrad a local meeting of the four youths, who are young ambassadors of sports development under the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors" took place.
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15.06.2018
On June 15, 2018, a second SAN / Sport Action Network meeting was held in Brussels. The network, set up in the autumn of 2017, brings together active bodies in the field of sport and physical activity at European level, representatives of the European Commission's Directorate General for Sport, consultants and representatives of the sports industry, and aims to share information and develop synergies between existing initiatives, while contributing to focusing national authorities' attention on investment in sports and sports infrastructure. The next financial framework for cohesion policy was discussed and how sporting activities were intertwined.
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10.06.2018
A final event for the SpeeCh project - A Sports Mental Community, which aims to support the processes of inclusion and integration of people with mental illnesses, took place in the period 08 - 10 June 2018 in Carsoli, Italy. During the event, a press conference was held at the Carsoli City Hall and the product of the project was presented, which is a vast practical edition in 200 pages on "Methodologies and Techniques for Managing Sport Activities Related to Social Inclusion in the Local Communities of People with Mental Illness", one third of the publication was prepared by a Bulgarian team of experts composed of: Joanna Dochevska and Ivailo Zdravkov (Bulgarian sports development association), Stefka Djobova, and Ivaylo Lazarov, (National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski"). Bulgarian sports development association received a thank-you plaque from the Municipality of Carsoli for the expert partnership and the dedication during the project activities
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07.06.2018
An International Anti-Doping Conference was held in Opatija, Croatia from 05 to 06 June 2018, which is a final event for the JUST SPORT project. More than 100 representatives from Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, Portugal and Bulgaria discussed the issue and analyzed the problems that each country encounters in preventing and combating banned substances. Bulgaria was presented by Joanna Dochevska and Ivaylo Zdravkov from Bulgarian sports development association, Dr. Hristina Ivancheva from the National Anti-Doping Center, Prof. Tsvetko Tsvetkov and Grigor Goutev from the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Ivan Tilev - professional basketball player and owner of NordGym Fitness Center
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01.06.2018
- Place: in front of the Hristo Smirnenski lyceum, Zlatitsa; - Date: 01.06.2018; - Time: 10:00; - Visits: 100 children; - Organizer: Advisory Council for Youth Policy - Zlatitsa and Zlatitsa Municipality.
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28.05.2018
On May 28, 2018, during the practice of Master's degree in sports management at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Joanna Dochevska - Chairwoman of the Board of BSDA presented the activities of the organization and introduced the students to the project #GoodGovernanceSport.
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19.05.2018
People with disabilities and their friends with big hearts ran together to support the sport for all and create an Adapted Youth Career Center. On May 19, the first Bulgarian edition of one of the most successful mini-marathons with a cause in the world took place. At the launch of Run2Gether, people with disabilities and their supporters with big hearts of politics, business, stage, sports, as well as many other sympathetic citizens stood alongside.
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17.05.2018
Today, May 17, 2018, on the occasion of the Day of Bulgarian Sport from 10:30 am in the Zaimov Park in Sofia was held a Children's Sports Day "Health in All Policies", organized in partnership by the Association of Bulgarians suffering from Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA) and the Bulgarian sports development association, with the support of the Department of Athletics at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" and the Sports School "Darko Team". More than 100 children from kindergartens were organized into sections for physical activity under the program of the International Athletics Federation - Children's athletics, which offers a combination of fun and movement. An information section was also created during the event, where citizens received information on chronic respiratory diseases and sports. The event was also supported by the Bulgarian Society of Pulmonary Diseases (BDBB), the Bulgarian Society of Allergology (BDA), the Confederation of Health Protection (CHP) and was held within the framework of the National Information Campaign "Lung Health in All Policies" - 2018.
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16.05.2018
On May 16, 2018 at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" took place International athletic tournament "New stars". The 40th edition of the international tournament started with a 60-meter start, with the participation of residents living in a Home for adults with mental disabilities in the town of Banya, Karlovo. Fanka Borisova, Aneta Hristova, Todorka Radeva, Pavlina Urdarska and Ana Atanasova were awarded by Prof. Apostol Slavchev, Deputy Rector of NSA "Vasil Levski". The girls also enjoyed the full sports program of the event, and a strong emotion was caused with the meeting with their sport idols in the face of Theresa Marinova and Svetla Dimitrova.
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26.04.2018
We inform you that we are looking for 4 motivated EVS volunteers for “Bulgarian sports development association”, Sofia, Bulgaria. BASIC INFO • Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria; • Start: 11 of August 2018; • End: 08 of October 2018; • Duration: 59 days (2 months); • Number of Vacancies: 4; • Deadline to apply: 20th of June 2018; • EVS Accreditation number: 2016-1-BG01-KA110-024094; • This call is open to participants from: Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 participants), Portugal and Slovakia – 1 participant per country.
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24.04.2018
Validation of the European values through sport and combating doping in sport are among the main priorities of the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. This was announced by the Minister of Youth and Sport - Krasen Kralev, who opened the first meeting of the European Commission's Expert Group "Integrity" (XG INT), held in Varna (23-24 April 2018). The expert group includes representatives of the governments of all member states, as well as representatives of international institutions working in the field of integrity in sport - Interpol, Europol, UN, Sporttardar. According to Krasen Kralev, sport allows the imposition of values for the integration of communities to prevent violence and aggression among adolescents. That is why it is important to ensure fair competition on equal terms in all sports. The minister also said that the use of doping is no less manipulative than the previously agreed outcome for betting profit, because it violates the equality of rivals.
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24.04.2018
On 25.04.2018 in Sofia was held a sports promotional event under the project Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteer (YASV) at 109 Hristo Smirnenski School, which was held jointly with the Ahil Sports Club. The small participants got acquainted with interesting topics related to the prevention of school hooliganism. Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteering project is a joint partnership between four countries and aims to promote volunteering in sport, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle by increasing participation in sport for all. The project provides 3 transnational meetings to present the results achieved at each stage and to provide a quality monitoring process. During international training, a team of qualified trainers will help prepare ambassadors for the organization and promotion of sporting events, motivation for sport and volunteer activities of their peers, and will structure the preparation of events to be held during the European Week of sport - September 2017.
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23.04.2018
Kubrat Pulev met the girls from the Bulgarian team on integrated football. Our best professional boxer visited the team during a tournament at the Olympic Park in Berlin.
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15.04.2018
The third international meeting on the Just Sport project was held from 12 to 15 April 2018 in Umeå, Sweden, and gathered the project partners who, within two working days, discussed the activities, activities and initiatives to be undertaken and the preparation at the upcoming international conference which is going to be held in June in Rijeka, Croatia. Ivailo Zdravkov member of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner of the project from Bulgaria, took part in the meeting.
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05.04.2018
On 05/04/2018, Bulgarian sports development association organized sports activities for residents in the House for adults with mental disabilities in the town of Banya, Karlovo. The sports session that took place in the home is a final workout for the participation of representatives of the institution in an international sports event, which is going to be held in Berlin, Germany, between 19-22 April 2018. The sports activities were held jointly with the students of the specialty "Adapted Physical Activity and Sports" at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" and the Confederation "Health Protection". Local community members also took part in.
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05.04.2018
The #GoodGovernanceSport project aims to find a way to analyze, collect and disseminate good practices for visibility of decisions made in sports organizations, information on governing bodies and the transparency of public funding.
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30.03.2018
In the period 27 - 30 March, 2018 in Sofia was held the first international meeting on the project "Good Governance in Sport", which is going to be coordinated by the Bulgarian Sports Development Association in a period of 36 months and which aims to provide analyzes and specific tools to improve management processes in the area of sport. The meeting was attended by representatives of the partner organizations of the project from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, which during the meeting, have examined the goals that the project will achieve and the steps for the implementation of the activities which are going to ensure greater transparency of the public face of sports organizations through a methodology for analyzing their websites, training and certification activities, including an online training module, activities to promote values and good governance principles as well as specific instruments for achieving sustainable and transparent governance in the sector.
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20.03.2018
On the 12th of March 2018, an anti-doping seminar JUST SPORT was launched, which aimed to train and inform fitness instructors and fitness center owners within 5 days about the negative consequences that the uncontrolled use of nutritional supplements in the field of grassroots sports (mostly in fitness centers) could lead to.
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17.03.2018
In the period 09.03.-16.03.2018 in Gulcholazi, Poland, a training course under the project "Start Now! - Strategic partnership for health promotion among youth” under the Erasmus + program Key Activity 2: Strategic Partnerships. Representatives from different youth organizations from three countries - Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland - took part. During the training course, various non-formal education methods were discussed to promote a healthy lifestyle. An online platform was presented, where all the training modules developed at the project will be available: www.startnow-learning.eu. The training was organized by the HOPP Organization from Opole, Poland. A total of 7 representatives of youth organizations from Bulgaria took part in the training course, including Kalinka Gudarovska, a member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian sports development association.
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31.01.2018
The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organized an Information Day on the 30th of January 2018 in Brussels to inform potential candidates about the possibilities of Erasmus + Sport, EU funding mechanisms and EU sports policy.
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25.01.2018
The International Seminar "Preventing the Use of Doping in Professional and Sport for All through Training and Investigation" took place on 24 and 25 January in Sofia and gathered 80 foreign and 40 local experts in the field of sport. More than 120 representatives of international anti-doping organizations, representatives of EU member states and anti-doping organizations from Europe, as well as representatives of sports federations in Bulgaria attended the first day of the seminar.
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22.01.2018
Joanna Dochevska, Chairwoman of the Bulgarian sports development association, In Development, 22.01.2018.
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13.01.2018
Target group: fitness instructors and fitness center owners Training period: 12-16 March 2018, 10:00 - 12:00 Location: Vitosha Park Hotel, 1 Rosario Str., Studentski Grad
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12.01.2018
On January 12, 2018, the first local event on YSDA project was organized by Nikola Zdravkov, one of the ambassadors of sports development in Bulgaria. Nicola is 16 years old, from Sofia, and organizes for her friends a basketball game where 20 youngsters were sporting and having fun. This is the first of ten consecutive events that each of the four ambassadors in Bulgaria will realize by April 2018. The events in Plovdiv will be organized by Galin Genov and Alexander Iliev, and in Yakorouda by Musalina Dzhaliland youngsters up to 24 years of age from these cities can install the official mobile application of the project and participate in the events.
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10.01.2018
The main objective of the PASSPORT (Project for Academy Sport SupPORT) project is to promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes. It addresses the aforementioned objectives by raising the awareness of dual carrier for athletes. Athletes often face challenges to combine their sporting career with education. According to international research, one-third of all participants from sports each year as they consider that sport takes up too much of their time. PASSPORT promote and support dual careers for athletes by setting up a transnational network of partners that will develop a platform for the training of athletes in the sport management, hence contributing to their employability.
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08.01.2018
In the last years, European and international organizations have been deeply worked to describe the capabilities of sport as a tool to promote social changes and to encourage its use to achieve social developments. Yet, many improvements still need to be done. The main objective of the project Platform for Inclusion, Culture and Sport /PICS/ consists in promoting voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.
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30.12.2017
Project title: Upload Sport & Mediterranean Diet and Upload sedentary life and fast food /START/. The project intends to highlight the benefits of physical activity, including sports and regular exercise, over a lifetime are huge and include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer and diabetes, improving musculoskeletal health and weight control, as well as positive effects on the development of mental health and cognitive processes. The project, therefore, wishes to affirm in an incisive way, this concept: "Sport is a human activity resting on fundamental social, educational and cultural values. It 'a factor making for integration, involvement in social life, tolerance, acceptance of differences and playing by the rules." Declaration of the European Council in Nice, in December 2000.
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30.12.2017
Equity through sport for youth development / ETSYD is a project that aims to improve social inclusion, equality, tolerance, fair-play, the reduction of educational difficulties and the lifestyles related to health thorough promoting and enhancing voluntary activities in sport for the young people aging 7-19 years old from 6 the most underprivileged schools from Bucharest, sector 3, Romania, for 18 months. According to the Bucharest municipality – Sector 3, in 2011, the most underprivileged schools and high schools from sector 3 were: the „Mexic” Secondary School (286 pupils), the Secondary School No. 95 (568 pupils), the ”Decebal” Theoretical High school (1240 pupils), the Special Secondary School No. 5 (209 elevi), the „Voievod Neagoe Basarab” Secondary School (319 pupils), the Secondary School No. 86 (760 pupils). The target group (the direct beneficiaries) represents the children and the teachers from these schools while the indirect beneficiaries of the results of the project will be the sport teachers, the parents, the friends of the youngsters involved directly in the project’s activities as well as other education facilities informed through dissemination activities.
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30.12.2017
Protection of integrity of young sports people, young athletes involved in elite sports may put at risk their health because of increasing pressure to achieve results even at the lowest levels of competitions. Increased requirements of the training process in order to achieve better results carry a risk of disorders of vital functions in the body. Ignorance of the basic principles of the training process - the frequency, intensity and duration, combined with inadequate preparedness of athletes and their objective possibilities cause greater number of pathophysiological changes in the body.
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29.12.2017
Our country will also host the event, which is the most important for the development of the sector - the Sports Forum, said in the morning TV block Joanna Dochevska, chairwoman of the Bulgarian sports development association.
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19.12.2017
Between 17 and 19 December 2017, an interim meeting took place in Bergamo, Italy under The Youth Sport Development Ambassadors project, which will be implemented within 2 years, will focus on volunteering in the sphere of sport that promotes the social inclusion of young people between 16 and 24 years of age. The projects will be implemented by 4 young people in each country who will be young sports development ambassadors and will implement activities aimed at young people of their age who will acquire a higher degree of socialization in our society. “Bulgarian sports development association" is the project partner responsible for the activities in Bulgaria, and the meeting was presented by Joanna Dochevska - Chairwoman of the Management Board. All the details of the project were discussed during the meeting, the timing of the project activities and the progress report on the work activities, the communication and the logistics details were synchronized.
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18.12.2017
“Building healthy Communities, changing opportunities” Small Collaborative partnership Project Num: 590548-EPP-1-2017-1-BG-SPO-SSCP Co-funded by: Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Commission
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17.12.2017
Today, December 17, 2017 at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" - indoor athletics hall took place a Christmas tournament for children in track and field athletics. The celebration was organized to mark the International Volunteer Day with volunteering. The event involved more than 60 children and was conducted with over 20 volunteers. The event is organized by the Department of Athletics of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", Sports Club "CLASs" and Bulgarian sports development association. The participants received awards from the sponsors of the event - Powers Marks. Each child also received a certificate for participation from the Bulgarian sports development association and the organizers hope this initiative, which is held for the third consecutive year, to raise the interest of the adolescents towards sport and physical activity and to motivate them to be active in your everyday life. The young athletes were awarded by Prof. Stefan Stoykov, Head of Athletics Department, Teresa Marinova, Olympic champion and teacher at NSA "Vasil Levski" and Ivaylo Lazarov - main organizer of the competition and lecturer at the Academy. In order to be involved in the physical activity of the children, a lottery was realized among the parents, the prize from the lottery was won by Velichka Georgieva.
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13.12.2017
The aim of project MOST – Mobility of staff is to encourage the cooperation between the administrative sports bodies at the national and local levels. Additionally educate staffs who perform duties of administrational representatives of sports clubs and associations. Fight for the jobs on a training position “administrator in sports” that belong to competent people with the experience in the sport.
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13.12.2017
Good governance in sport sector has been a topic that is becoming more and more needed in the field, as we are seeing the endless problems, starting with:
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09.12.2017
On 9th of December 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria,second dissemination sport event was held to promote the informal learning methods acquired during the Play Forward project, sport and physical activity was used as tools for improving and guaranteeing human rights among young people.
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06.12.2017
The project Encouraging girls’ participation in sports - 2, EGPiS2, was born in the wake of the success of the omonymous previous project, and aims to deal in-depth with some crucial aspects concerning the theme of girls’ and young women’s participation in sports, aspects that were brought to light from the first project.
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05.12.2017
As indicated in the “EU Physical Activity Guidelines”, the human body, as a consequence of regular physical activity, undergoes morphological and functional changes, which can prevent or delay the appearance of certain illnesses and improve our capacity for physical effort. At present there is sufficient evidence to show that those who live a physically active life can gain a number of health benefits, including a lowered risk of certain cancers, such as breast, prostate and colon cancer.
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05.12.2017
“A Path to TranSportAction” (APTSA) is a project involving a total of 5 organizations from Europe (Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria) and Latin America (Brazil and Peru), whose main aim is to enhance the capacity of youth organizations and stakeholders in all partner countries and beyond to use Sport in combination with high-end Non Formal Education methodologies for fostering a gender-inclusive approach to Sport practices, contrasting sexism and gender stereotypes and promoting equality and mutual respect among genders in disadvantaged rural areas in Europe and in Latin America.
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03.12.2017
Emotional ceremony and breathtaking spectacle marked the official start of Sofia - European Capital of Sports initiative on December the 2nd. Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in the capital was too small to gather all of those who were wishing to witness the historic events culminating in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski".
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20.11.2017
“Start now!: Strategic partnership for health promotion among youth” is a project in the frame of “Erasmus+” Programme Key Action 2. The main objective of the project is to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth off all ages. The project will be implemented in the period from March 2017 till December 2018, in three European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland. The main objective of the project is to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth off all ages. The project aim is to implement in different youth organizations an innovative methods of non-formal education about health awareness. The project is being implemented by the Promotion "HOPP" organization from Opole (PL) in partnership with: Bulgarian sports development association from Sofia (BG) and Organization for Social Policy and Action from Nicosia (Cyprus).
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10.11.2017
In the period 09-12 November 2017, in Sassari, Italy, an interim meeting was held on the project Young ambassadors of sport volunteering, in which representatives of all partner organizations in the project took part, and on behalf of the Bulgarian sports development association Joanna Dochevska, Chairwoman of BSDA, took part. The project "Young ambassadors of sport volunteering" aims to prepare and support 5 participants from each partner country in the implementation of activities to promote volunteering in the sphere of sport. ARBS works for the development and promotion of volunteering in the sphere of sports in Bulgaria and over the years has implemented a large number of campaigns and initiatives on the topic and works purposefully for normative collateral of volunteering. Under this project, volunteers in Bulgaria organized a series of events, part of which was dedicated to the European 2017 Sports Week, including a hike to Vitosha, a volleyball challenge and an active international weekend.
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08.11.2017
Sport has the power to improve social inclusion. He does not discriminate against any sign. No one is different! In sport we are all equal!
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06.11.2017
At the beginning of November in Sofia, Bulgaria,first dissemination sport event was held to promote the informal learning methods acquired during the Play Forward project, sport and physical activity was used as tools for improving and guaranteeing human rights among young people people.
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26.10.2017
On 26/10/2017, Bulgarian sport development association organized sport activities for residents in the State Community for Adults with Mental Disabilities in the village of Banya, Karlovo. During the sport sessions that took place in the community were filmed video footage, which aims to present the power of the sport as tool for integration and equal opportunities for all social groups. The sports activities were held with the support of the students of „Adapted Physical Activity and Sport” bachelor degree in National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" and have also included local community members.
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23.10.2017
START NOW! is a strategic partnership that will focus its efforts on promoting health among young people in three European countries - Poland, Bulgaria and Cyprus, and will implement innovative non - formal learning methods for health awareness among youth organizations in partner countries. The partnership was launched in the period 21-23 April 2017 at an international meeting in Opole, Poland, and the next project meeting was held in Bulgaria between 30.06 and 03.07.2017, with representatives of Bulgaria, Poland and Cyprus taking part in the Health Festival, where they met with citizens and presented the project's activities, and then focused on discussing training modules for conducting health education through informal learning methods.
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22.10.2017
On 22.09.2017 a picnic was held in Pancharevo, where young people from Bulgaria and South Korea took part, sharing their time with positive emotions. The event was organized by Yordanka Hristova, one of the young ambassadors of sporting development, and the participants shared delicious food that they had brought and then took part in entertaining and educational sports activities. They were divided into two teams and competed among themselves, and finally there were awards for the winners. Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteering project is a joint partnership between four countries and aims to promote volunteering in sport, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle by increasing participation in sport for all. The project provides 3 transnational meetings to present the results achieved at each stage and to provide a quality monitoring process. During international training, a team of qualified trainers will help prepare ambassadors for the organization and promotion of sporting events, motivation for sport and volunteer activities of their peers, and will structure the preparation of events to be held during the European Week of sport - September 2017.
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08.10.2017
On October 8, the first of its kind Festival of Abilities took place in Sofia. This Sunday, between 11:00 and 17:00, in the metropolitan area of Largo (the Serdika Antiqued Complex at the Serdika subway), Ability Fest Sofia 2017 unfolded as a celebration of skills and differences.
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29.09.2017
A few days ago a part of the BSDA team came back from Portugal, where they took part in the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors" (YSDA) in the period 25.09.-29.09-2017. Representatives in the face of Kalinka Gudarovska, a member of the Board of Directors as mentor and Musalina Dzhalil, her young ambassador, have taken part in numerous sports activities such as archery, kayaking on the Tua River, table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball and football. In their physical activities, they have partnered with project designers from Slovenia, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, as well as students from Africa who are studying at the local university in the small picturesque town in northern Portugal, Miranda.
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23.09.2017
The European Week of Sport is an initiative of the European Commission to promote sport and motor activity among the population of Europe. The goal is to increase the number of physically active citizens, because sport improves quality of life, improves health, reduces households' economic costs and brings a message of tolerance. The week will be held from 23-30 September 2017 across Europe, coordinated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Bulgaria.
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23.09.2017
The European Week of Sport is an initiative of the European Commission to promote sport and motor activity among the population of Europe. The goal is to increase the number of physically active citizens, because sport improves quality of life, improves health, reduces households' economic costs and brings a message of tolerance. The week will be held from 23-30 September 2017 across Europe, coordinated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Bulgaria.
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13.09.2017
In the period 07-11 September 2017, an international meeting was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors", and representatives of the Bulgarian sports development association were the young ambassador of sports development - Alexander Iliev and Dimitar Tasev as his mentor. The Youth Sport Development Ambassadors (YSDA) project aims to train youth leaders in the field of sport, which will organize a series of different events and initiatives in seven European countries. The main goal of the project is to motivate more and more young people to be physically active.
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10.09.2017
Rijeka’s Sport Association is at the helm of the European project titled Just Sport and financed through the Erasmus + Sport program. Over the 18-month period, during which the project will be implemented, the association will team up with its five partners from Slovenia, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal and Sweden, and work on educating on and raising awareness of the harmfulness of using banned doping agents and the uncontrolled consumption of various supplements in recreational sports.
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28.08.2017
In the period 24-28 August, an international meeting was held in Sofia under the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors", with the participation of the four young ambassadors from Bulgaria, who will have the opportunity to exchange experience and knowledge with their peers from Italy, Hungary , Wales and Slovenia. The Youth Sport Development Ambassadors (YSDA) project aims to train youth leaders in the field of sport, which will organize a series of different events and initiatives in seven European countries. The main goal of the project is to motivate more and more young people to be physically active. Partner of the project from Bulgaria is "Bulgarian Sports Development Association".
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08.07.2017
Ivan Tilev is well known to Bulgarian basketball fans, although in the last few seasons he was more active abroad than in our home country. The former national has spent the last year in clubs in Germany and Italy, and when he is in Bulgaria he transmits the experience gained outside our homeland to visitors to North Jim - a fitness center in Nadezhda, which he manages. His professional career in the last few years has been developed with participation in 3x3 tournaments in Bulgaria and Europe with a team leader who runs the NorthGym Streetball team. NordGym is also one of the fitness centers that is a partner in the JUST SPORT project, co-funded under the Erasmus + program, and aims to inform young people visiting sports and fitness centers and novice athletes and to provide them with information for the negative effects of substances recognized as doping.
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03.07.2017
We have just finished our second international meeting, which been held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Thanks to our bulgarian partner: Bulgarian Sports Development Association we had spend 4 hard working days during which we reached another step in our project: "Start now!: Strategic partnership for health promotion among youth".
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04.06.2017
On 05/06/2017 in Sofia was held a dissemination event of JUST SPORT project. In the event participated more than 30 youth sport specialists that had the opportunity the get information about the negative consequences caused by using supplements with harmful additives. Using supplements for gaining muscle weight impacts the organism in a predominantly negative manner. For example, it can cause depleted testosterone levels, increase risks of cardiovascular and liver diseases. Besides, it can cause dysfunction of the female reproductive system (absence of period), hormonal dysfunctions and excessive hairiness etc. mostly due to lack of professional supervision and somewhat dilettante pursuit of faster track of progress. Appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) include a wide range of substances that vary from fitness supplements to pharmaceutical grade synthetic hormones, peptides or other drugs. The progression from fitness supplement use to synthetic hormone abuse is poorly understood and differs from the pattern of drug initiation for most other substances of abuse.
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27.05.2017
International training of young ambassadors of sport volunteering took place in Bulgaria in the period 23-29 May 2017 with the main objective to stimulate the strong commitment of 5 ambassadors from each country. The Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteering project aims to select, prepare and support 5 participants from each partner country in the implementation of the activities to promote volunteering in the sports activities. The Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner in the project from Bulgaria, works for the development and promotion of volunteering in the sphere of sports in Bulgaria, and has conducted a number of campaigns and initiatives over the years and has insisted for years on regulatory collateral of volunteering.
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27.05.2017
Between 22-26 May 2017, an international meeting was held in Wales on the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors", and representatives of the Bulgaria Sports Development Association were the young sports development ambassador - Nikola Zdravkov and Konstantin Zankov as his mentor and member of the Board of Directors of BSDA. The Youth Sport Development Ambassadors (YSDA) project aims to train youth leaders in the field of sport, which will organize a series of different events and initiatives in seven European countries. The main goal of the project is to motivate more and more young people to be physically active.
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23.05.2017
International training of young ambassadors of sport volunteering started in Sofia and will be held in Bulgaria from 23-29 May 2017 with the main objective to stimulate the strong commitment of 5 ambassadors from each country. The Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteering project aims to select, prepare and support 5 participants from each partner country in the implementation of the activities to promote volunteering in the sports activities. The Bulgarian sports development association, which is a partner in the project from Bulgaria, works for the development and promotion of volunteering in the sphere of sports in Bulgaria, and has conducted a number of campaigns and initiatives over the years and has insisted for years on regulatory collateral of volunteering.
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20.05.2017
Between 18 and 21 May 2017, the first meeting of the SpeeCh project took place in the municipality of Karsoli, Italy, where Joanna Dochevska - coordinator and Stefka Djobova - a psychomotor for the project took part. The SpeeCh - Sports Psychiatric Community project is a project that starts on January 1, 2017 and will carry out a variety of activities in the next two years.
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19.05.2017
In the town of Szczecin, Poland was held the first mobility of young sports development ambassadors under the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors". Within 5 days, participants from Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Wales and Hungary discussed the issues of sport and discussed new methods of promoting physical activity.
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23.04.2017
START NOW! is a strategic partnership that will focus its efforts on promoting health among young people in three European countries - Poland, Bulgaria and Cyprus, and will implement innovative non - formal learning methods for health awareness among youth organizations in partner countries. The partnership was launched in the period 21-23 April 2017 at an international meeting in Opole, Poland, where the Bulgarian partner organization ("Bulgarian sports development association") took part Joanna Dochevska - Chairwoman of BSDA and Kalinka Gudarovska - Member of Board of Directors of BSDA.
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17.04.2017
We present to you the four young ambassadors of sports development of YSDA project:
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16.04.2017
On April 15th, 2017, the first local meeting of the four young people was held in Sofia, which after the selection process were selected to be young sports development ambassadors under the project "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors".
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09.04.2017
In the period 3.04-7.04.2017 in Cardiff, Wales was held an introductory conference on the project " Youth Sport Development Ambassadors ", which was attended by a representative of the Bulgarian sports development association - Ivaylo Zdravkov, member of the Board of BSDA and Nikola Zdravkov - one of the four young sports development ambassadors from Bulgaria.
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23.03.2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports Daniela Dasheva met the ninth grader from the 51st Elementary School "Elisaveta Bagryana" Nicola Zdravkov, who became the Youth Sport Ambassador under the "Youth Sport Development Ambassadors" under the Erasmus + program. Nicola participates in an essay contest entitled "What sport gives us", which describes the problems in this sphere and the basic qualities that develops physical activity. With his text, he became a Youth Sport Ambassador for Bulgaria and will participate in volunteer and projects activities in vulnerable communities over the next two years.
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14.03.2017
Between 08 and 09 March 2017, in St Julian, Malta, as part of the EU's Maltese Presidency, the 2017 Sport Forum was held, which was organized by the European Commission - Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, and gathered over 250 policy-makers across Europe.
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13.03.2017
The Young Ambassadors of Sport Volunteering project will select, prepare and support 5 participants from each partner country in the implementation of activities to promote volunteering in the field of sport. This project is a joint partnership between four countries and aims to promote volunteering in sport, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle by increasing participation in sport for all. The project provides 3 transnational meetings to present the results achieved at each stage and to provide a quality monitoring process. In addition, at the implementation stage, this project includes international training of young ambassadors of sport volunteering, to be held in Bulgaria in May 2017, and will stimulate their strong engagement as well as the involvement of partner organizations within the planned 2 main workflows at local level.
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03.03.2017
In the period 02 - 05 March 2017, in Sassari, Italy, the first meeting of the Young Ambassadors for Sport and Volunteering Project was held, which will select, prepare and support 5 participants from each partner country for the promotion of volunteer activities in the field of sport. Joanna Dochevska - Chairwoman of the Bulgarian sports development association, who is a partner of the project from Bulgaria, took part in the meeting. BSDA works for the development and promotion of volunteering in the sphere of sports in Bulgaria and over the years has implemented a large number of campaigns and initiatives on the topic and works purposefully for normative collateral of volunteering. A "Young Volunteer in Sport Handbook" has been created, many volunteer programs are being developed in sports organizations, as well as an online volunteer database - "Be Volunteer!", Which includes people from all over the country, including the possibility to join volunteer sports projects, their experience and personal skills. To this date, over 170 volunteers have been registered.
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13.02.2017
European everyday of sport project has been presented to interested target groups in multiple events as the following ones:
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10.02.2017
SpeeCh project - SPORT PSYCHIATRY COMMUNITY is a project that started on 01/01/2017 and will implement various activities in the next 2 years. Main project activities are:
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09.02.2017
#JustSport project addresses the aforementioned objectives by raising the awareness of negative consequences caused by the non-controlled use of supplements at grassroots level mostly in fitness centres (i.e. recreational environment, mostly among recreationists in fitness centres) in partner countries.
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03.02.2017
The program is aimed at youngsters of school age who motivate their friends to be physically active and sporty. It launched a few years ago in Wales and is currently experiencing great results. Young people choose a physical activity, that is interesting and entertaining for them, and ambassadors have to make a 10-week program for their peers. One of the most interesting and rewarding successes is "Get in the shape for the prom", but yoga, aerobics, basketball, football, as well as lecture sessions on healthy eating are organized on the basis of the students' interests. Through the program, in addition to the love of physical activity, the young ambassadors are also responsible, co-operative, flexible, organized, confident and other qualities that will be useful to them in future personal and professional development.
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27.01.2017
We inform you that we are looking for 4 motivated EVS volunteers for “Bulgarian sports development association”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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16.01.2017
This small collaborative partnership project aims to promote voluntary activities in sport, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle through increased participation in sport for all. The project will be held through 3 transnational meetings with the purpose to present the results achieved at each stage and to ensure quality monitoring process. Moreover, the implementation phase includes an international training for the young volunteer sport ambassadors and their strong involvement, as well as the participation of the partner organizations within 2 main working streams planned to happen on local level. The main work phases, dedicated to local actions, are related to the promotion of sport culture and raising awareness about the importance of being physically active, and the promotion of volunteering, its values and its benefits for society. Also the project plans ongoing processes of M&E, as well as a dissemination phase, both of them on local and international level. In addition, as final output the project will create an online platform which will gather all tangible results, best practices shared and indications for fellow organizations and stakeholders to follow the same path towards the promotion of sport culture and volunteering in sports as ways of promoting equal opportunities and combating social exclusion. Therefore the partners consortium believes that the achievement of a maximum of successful results will be guaranteed.
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11.01.2017
Between 10 and 12 January 2017, a first meeting of the Youth Sport Development Ambassadors project was held in Budapest, Hungary. The project will take place within two years and will focus on activities connected with volunteering in the sport field and which promote the social inclusion of young people aged 16-24. A major focus will be on the development of four Youth Sport Development Ambassadors from each country to be empowered to develop projects with target groups of young people from ethnic minorities and migrant backgrounds. The Bulgarian sport development association is a project partner responsible for the activities in Bulgaria, and the meeting was presented by Joanna Dochevska - Chairwoman of the Board.
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09.01.2017
“European volunteers in sport - EVS” is a 2 months (59 days) experience in Sofia. 4 volunteers, coming from 4 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) are going to commit themselves to European volunteers in sport experience: an EVS project that will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria). European voluntary service is one of the best programs for youth development and gaining practical skills and knowledge in the sport field will be very useful for the volunteers that will commit to this experience. As the Commissioner Navracsics has stated recently, in connection with the 20th anniversary of the program, until 2020 we need to support 20000 volunteers every year going abroad. Following and implementing this EU policy, we are trying to do our best to realize amazing volunteering experience at local level in Bulgaria.
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05.01.2017
START NOW – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AMONG YOUTH DATES: 01.03.2017 – 30.11.2018 PARTNERS: BULGARIA & CYPRUS
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05.01.2017
"Bulgarian sports development association"is partner in Training Course: Basics of group dynamics and facilitating process.
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05.01.2017
A new playful project is coming in 2017 at Olde Vechte Foundation,in Ommen, The Netherlands!
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23.12.2016
E.D.G.E. - European Anti-Doping Generation is a 12 months small collaborative partnership that involves 5 partners in 4 different countries (Italy, Latvia, Austria and Bulgaria) and aims to promote an anti-doping culture among young athlets and sport instructors.
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06.12.2016
This 2 year project will focus on peer led voluntary action in sport to promote social inclusion in sport for young people aged between 16 and 24. The focus will be on developing Youth Sport Development Ambassadors (YSDAs) to develop projects with groups of young people from ethnic minority and migrant populations.
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05.12.2016
“JUST SPORT” project addresses the aforementioned objectives by raising the awareness of negative consequences caused by the non-controlled use of supplements at grassroots level mostly in fitness centers (i.e. recreational environment, mostly among Recreationists in fitness centres) in partner countries.
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04.12.2016
On 4th of December 2016, in National sports academy "Vassil Levski" in Sofia, Bulgaria was held kids sport event "Move, have fun!", organized by "Bulgarian sports development association". The dissemination event was organized to celebrate 5th of December - International volunteer day with volunteering activity. In the event took part more 200 kids and was organized with the support of 50 volunteers. Kids had the opportunity to try track and field athletics with the program of IAAF - Kids athletics, kids gold program and mini - tennis. All participants received certificate and awards from the sponsors of the event - "Refan"and "Powermark".
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03.12.2016
On 3rd of December 2016, in National sports academy "Vassil Levski" in Sofia, Bulgaria was held seminar for students and teachers, that teach them how to use the program of IAAF - Kids athletics, organized by "Bulgarian sports development association", in partnership with Bulgarian athletics federation. Seminar was held with the expert support of chief assistant in National sports academy - Ivaylo Lazarov, who has teached 30 participants how to use the methodology in their daily work with kids and youngsters. During sport event, held on 4th of December, participants in the seminar had the opportunity to show on practice what they have learned.
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02.08.2016
In the period 28/07 – 31/07/2016 in Sassari, Italy was held the kick off meeting of “European everyday of sport”, co-funded by European Commission, “Erasmus Plus” Programme, Collaborative Partnerships in the field of Sport, related to European week of sport.
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12.04.2016
Project is designed to improve sharing of good practices, priority of Erasmus+ programme, to find and promote good practices from first and second edition of European Week of Sport and to encourage participation in sport and physical activity. The most specific topic this strategic partnership will be focused is the development, identification, promotion and sharing of good practices.
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16.08.2015
In the period 9 to 16 August 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria was held a training course under "Volunteering Knowledge" project, funded by the "Erasmus +" program, activity K1 - mobility of youth workers, which hosts 41 youth workers from 10 countries in Europe. The project aims to acquaint the participants and the public with the importance of volunteering as a tool of acquiring new knowledge and skills.
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30.07.2015
A bit more than a week has left until the start of TC “Volunteering for knowledge” that will host 41 youth workers from 10 countries all over Europe.
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12.05.2015
Bulgaria was chosen for the first time in the face of Joanna Dochevska, chairman of the "Bulgarian sports development association" to participate in the mentoring program at the Youth Fund of the United Nations (UN).
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