NEWS

BSDA HELD AND INSPORT TRAINING COURSE
25.08.2022
On the 25th of August 2022, in Primorsko, Bulgaria, a training course within the "Sport for inclusion and inclusion for sport" project was held which was attended by coaches, teachers and specialists in sport and physical activity. Sport 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. During the event the project, its aims and objectives as well as the Education through sport methodology were presented.

THE MAIN GOALS OF THE PROJECT ARE:
To create, provoke and strengthen the synergy between the sectors of sports, formal and non-formal education; so as to create an enabling environment for cross-sectoral cooperation with the aim to increase the participation and equal access to sport for all;
To create the necessary opportunity for the target groups to go through non-formal training, using sports as a training tool;
To elaborate Handbook to help coaches, trainers and other staff of organizations active in the fields of sport, youth work and social care to use sport as a fun tool for social inclusion and at the same time provide them description of the key elements to recognize those who can seek for higher or highest sport results. Handbook will be freely available and adoptable by other sport, youth, NGOs and governmental organizations;
To promote an innovative approach in the field of non-formal education in the sports sector, to raise awareness and understanding that not only sport can be a tool for social inclusion, but also social inclusion through sport, can lead to the growth of sports talents;
To promote the cooperation for knowledge exchange and capacity development in areas such as education, training and the sports sector between schools, sports clubs and NGOs.

TARGET GROUPS:
Coaches, trainers, teachers, lectors, instructors, students of universities and other staff of organizations active in the fields of sport, youth work and social care;
Young people (age 12-22), who will participate in various sport and physical activities planned during the project;
Representatives of the local community.

THE EXPECTED PROJECT RESULTS ARE:
Sharing and exchange of good practices;
Handbook and set of tools with new methods, developed by trained professionals with the help of a team of experts in the field;
An extended international network of professionals able to use the experience gained from the project;
Strategic cross-sectoral collaboration between sport stakeholders and NGOs in Europe;
Increased efficiency and capacity of the participating organisations, through training of sport sector actors, presentation of practical examples and tailor-made solutions for training and use of non-formal education and Education through sport methodology;
A qualitative framework for the use of the Education through sport methodology in the everyday work with target groups at European Union (EU) level;
Improved expertise and competence of the organisations in the project through exchange of good practices.

The Sport for inclusion and inclusion for sport project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.