Date(s) - 01/01/2021 - 31/08/2022
Slovakia and around Europe
Main goal of the project is to raise capacities of involved organizations to support positive youth development through sport with special focus to be paid to skills development of young people.
To explore how sport is a learning environment with distinctive demands, programme designs, coach characteristics and strategies;
To explore the possibilities that offers sport in the context of positive youth development;
To develop capacities of the organizations to include sport into their practices with aim to empower young people and to support development of their skills;
To support sharing good practices and developing new innovative practices aiming to increase quality of services provided by organizations working in the field of youth;
To raise awareness of public on the importance of the sport in the process of youth development and empowering young people including young people with fewer opportunities;
To support creating networks between organizations representing youth and sport sectors motivated to work on positive youth development.
By reaching the project objectives we aim to develop capacities of organizations representing both sectors: youth and sport. Especially, we aim to support cooperation between both sectors with the goal to provide young people quality activities supporting their development. We believe that sport has a significant impact on youth development nevertheless we are aware that we need to develop our capacities to design and to deliver sport based activities in the settings of non-formal education taking in consideration the needs and interests of young people and actively supporting their development.
The project activities will focus on several target groups:
Staff of sport clubs and organizations involved in preparation and delivering sport programmes and activities for young people including young people with fewer opportunities;
Staff of youth organizations working on developing new practices motivated to include sport activities targeting various groups of young people including young people with fewer opportunities;
Young people (age 16 – 30) looking for new opportunities for self and professional development through sport activities including young people with fewer opportunities;
Youth workers, leaders, educators, trainers and sport activists motivated to develop their competences to use sport to empower young people and support development of their skills;