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BSDA TOOK PART IN AN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE PARTNERSHIP MEETING UNDER THE ENDURANCE PROJECT
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.

The links between sport and entrepreneurship are numerous, but are sporadically recognized and rarely capitalized. The two sectors are rarely found together in VET Vocational Education and Training as effectively linked domains with synergistic links: hence the need for much-needed entrepreneurial competencies due to the low level of entrepreneurial modules in sports-oriented disciplines and the lack of personalized entrepreneurship training. ENDURANCE rethinks the teaching and learning of entrepreneurship based on the complementarities and commonalities between sport and entrepreneurship, such as determination, perseverance, self-confidence, stamina, respect of rules, team play, self-reliance, competition, success/failure, etc.

ENDURANCES OBJECTIVE IS TO REIGNITE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND MODERNIZE THE WAY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS TACKLED IN VET AND TO:
1) Map dynamics of sports and entrepreneurship, common traits and links for sustainable careers for learners in VET and sport systems
2) Develop ENDURANCE entrepreneurship custom-made training and tools
3) Establish online interactive OER platform for ENDURANCE training (virtual and blended-learning)
4) Sustain results and promote their uptake in VET and sport ecosystems
5) Advance the entrepreneurship discourse at policy level with the ENDURANCE Green Paper

During the meeting, the consortium discussed the overall schedule for project implementation, setting deadlines and relevant commitments in the next months. In particular, the partnership will develop the training platform planned for the project by the end of 2020: the official ENDURANCE website will be a repository of project results, news and contacts. A mapping of the current situation will follow to identify the main trends, issues, best practices and political support systems in the countries represented in the Consortium. In particular, the partners will focus on finding common ground between sport and entrepreneurship. This mapping will end with a final report, which will be available online by July 2021.

The ENDURANCE project is co-financed by the European Commission's Erasmus+ program.