01/04/2022 - 30/04/2024
Green Education Through Sports (GETS) is a 18 months Erasmus+ Cooperation partnership project with the aim to develop, test and implement an innovative online educational tool allowing grassroots sport and environmental organisations to exchange knowledge in order to deliver eco-friendly sport events benefiting as wide a range of target groups as possible.
GETS focuses on the ever growing needs of the grassroots sport movement to implement more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, volunteer-based and widely accessible sport events that on one hand raise awareness on the importance of environmental protection and on the other hand encourage participation in health enhancing physical activity.
The key objectives of GETS:
● to increase the capacities of the grassroot sport organisations and civil/green NGOs through exchanging working practices to offer eco-friendly and accessible sport events to a wide range of target audiences;
● to enable partner organisations to develop and test an online educational tool (GETS e-module) promoting greener, widely accessible and volunteer-based sport events;
● to improve knowledge and skills of the members, volunteers of sport and civil organisations about the concept of eco-sports through transnational work and locally implemented sport activities;
● to empower sport organisations’ staff members and volunteers to raise awareness on the importance of environmental friendly behaviours and include older generations in green sports events and campaigns.
1 – KICK-OFF MEETING IN BUDAPEST
project partners met to discuss about project and plan future project activities
2 – RESEARCH AND SURVEY
3 – TRAINING COURSE IN SLOVAKIA
GETS training took a place in Liptovský Mikuláš from 15th of February until 19th of February. In a sporting spirit, we completed several workshops focused on how sport events harm the enviroment, what we can do differently and what change can be done in grasroots level. The training participants had the opportunity to view prepared e-module. Their comments and feedback as future users were very beneficial. In addition to education, we also managed to go skiing, hiking and taking bath in a hot spring.
4– ONLINE TESTING OF THE E-MODULE
In April and May 2 online testing has been organised. Both were focused on improving the innovative e-modul for promoting sport and physical activity. During the testing the participants read the content, reviewed the design, usability and they shared their opinion and feedback with us. The contribution of the participants is crucial for improving the e-modul and promotion of green education through the sport. All the advices and suggestion will be implemented in order to bring the best possible e-module.
5– LOCAL DISSEMINATION ACTIVITES
As part of the GETS project, we organized a sports and environmentally friendly event.♻️
At the beginning of the gathering, participants learned about the project, and we discussed what the environment means to them and how they protect it. We delved deeper into various aspects affecting our environment, why it’s so polluted, and what we can do about it. We also talked about the impact of sports and sports events ⚽ on nature and what can be changed when organizing sports events, both from the organizer’s and participant’s perspectives.
After the discussion, a relaxation yoga session took place, 🧘♀️during which we focused on breathing and basic positions for grounding, presence, and relaxation.
Website of the project with more information: https://getsproject.eu/