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BSDA HELD A DISSEMINATION EVENT UNDER THE ETS FOR YOUTH EQUALITY EYE PROJECT
28.11.2021
Bulgarian sports development association held a dissemination event including sports games and physical activity, part of the Education through sport methodology, within the ETS for youth equality (EYE) project. The event was attended by over 40 coaches, volunteers, teachers and students from the Adapted Physical Activity and Sport Sector at the Faculty of Public Health, Health Care and Tourism at the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski", representatives of sports clubs, NGOs, federations and associations. The athletes from the adapted basketball team of the National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" also took part in the event, by conducting and demonstrating a general preparatory training and a basketball match.

The ETS for Youth Equality (EYE) project, coordinated by Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, is a two-year strategic partnership in the field of youth, aimed at creating new educational opportunities for young people with disabilities (mostly intellectuals) using the innovative methodology Education through sport, that supports the development of transversal skills through the use of non-formal educational methods. One of the first activities of the project was to conduct an analysis of the attitudes of the young people with disabilities, as well as the attitudes of the non-governmental, educational and sports organizations in Bulgaria, Ireland and Italy about the opportunities for physical activity and employment of the people with intellectual disabilities.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
To implement a short-term joint staff training event for youth workers and sport trainers who work with disabled or impaired young people and prepare them for the use of non-formal methods in their work 5 people form each country;
To release 6 Reports in multiple languages outlining the results of a research on the best practices and education methodologies of ETS involving young people with disability or impairments, available with open access;
To create an Inclusive Training Format using the Education Through Sport methodology for the inclusion of disabled and impaired young people, that will be tested from each partner country and its effectiveness will be adapted (if necessary);
To produce 1 manual ETS for Inclusion Guide for Youth Workers and Sport Trainers to be used as a guide for working with young people with disabilities in partner countries and in Europe;
To develop 1 e-learning web platform complying with standards of accessibility enhancing the knowledge of ETS as an agent of learning and inclusion for disabled and impaired young people;
To make 10 video-tutorials created by youth workers and trainers participating to the project activities, explaining the ETS methodologies.

ETS for Youth Equality (EYE) project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.