“Sport for Sustainable Development” is a two-stage international activity that gathered 30 young people from 9 countries (United Kingdom, Romania, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia) and developed their skills on how to use sport as a tool for sustainable development of youth. The participants were involved and empowered to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with and learn how to use sport and act as multipliers. The first activity of the project was a seminar held in Bansko (Bulgaria) in the period 18 – 24 April 2017, while the second activity took place in Tenerife (Spain) in the period 2 – 8 October 2017.

We reached the following objectives:
– Developed long-term partnership with the partner organisations
– Researched the meaning, relevance and potential of sport as a tool for sustainable development of youth.
– Compared how NGOs within Europe work/approach/develop soft skills through sport in young people to provide the sustainable development of their areas/countries
– Developed new Education through Sports tools, which were added to Champions Factory Tools Book
– Taught the participants how to develop soft skills in youth through sports to ensure sustainability of the population.

Coordinating organisation:
Champions Factory LTD from the United Kingdom

Partner organisations:
1. SURF THE EARTH PROJECT – STEP from Romania
2. Druskininku jaunimo uzimtumo centras from Lithuania
3. Mine Vaganti NGO from Italy
4. ASOCIACIÓN PARA LA PARTICIPACIÓN, OPORTUNIDAD Y DESARROLLO from Spain
5. Obciansky spolok from Slovakia
6. Champions Factory Sports Club from Bulgaria
7. Hrvatska skola Outward Bound (HSOB) from Croatia
8. Youth of Europe form Poland

Watch the video from the Seminar in Bansko (Bulgaria):

Together with the interviews with the participants from Bulgaria:

And here you can see the details of the training in Tenerife (October 2017):

And video interviews with opinions of the participants from Tenerife:

You can check all project results HERE.

The project is organised with the Financial support of the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union and with the support of the United Kingdom National Agency from ERASMUS+ Program Ecorys.

Project manager: Shirin Amin
For more information, write to championsfactoryuk@gmail.com

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