Sport CD is a 2 years strategic partnership project which starts in January 2017. The project is funded under Erasmus+ and involves 4 organisations from 4 different EU countries: ASD Universita Popolare dello Sport (ITALY), Associacao Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos (PORTUGAL), Udruzenje gradjana “Radovi u toku” (SERBIA), Community Action Dacorum (UNITED KINGDOM). The project intends to develop the theme of community development through sports by focusing on the entertainment in playing, meeting other people, providing opportunities to facilitate process of change, intercepting different interests, generations and social classes.
During the project an original methodology that combines sports and approach to community development will be created, producing a didactic module that may allow operators and volunteers to become development facilitators in communities, throughout sports. This project introduce an extremely important innovative element as it merges two areas - sports and community work- that until now have been considered separate.
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Partners are from
UK : Community Action Dacorum
Portugal: Associaçao Rcreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos
Italy: ASD Università Popolare dello Sport
Serbia: Udruzenje gradjana "Radovi u toku
The community development that will be promoted will focus on the abilities within the community to self-organize sports practices, with the aim of favoring inclusion and intercultural exchange, equal opportunities, and the members psychophysical well-being. Ths project aims to give visibility to practices, favoring the awareness of the educational methodologies. The targets of the projects are: 1) volunteers working in the field of sports, who are investing effort in the development of their own community; 2) sports operators interested in broadening their skills and knowledge in the field of community development throughout sports activities; 3) educators who operate through sports activities in order to facilitate social inclusion and community development; 4) civil society organizations that are active in promoting their territories throughout sports. The diversification of professionals has been set up according to the purposes of the project. Figures like Social experts, facilitators, trainers in social issues, will bring a contribution on Community Development. Sport experts and technicians will bring knowledge and skills related to the use of sport in the field of social inclusion.
The project proposal is strongly innovative and aims to focus on 1) Emersion and enhancement of a community’s resources through sports; 2) Active involvement of the local citizens in the promotion of the well-being of their own community throughout sports; 3) How can sports help develop the learning skills within a community; 4) Systemization and transmission of the already existing practices of community development through sports.
The activities organised during the project:
- FIRST PROJECT PHASE (Jan 2017 - March 2017): Preparatory actions, Communication and dissemination tools.
- CREATION OF THE INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS (Apr 2017 - Apr 2018): Collection of best practice on sport for community development, “SportCD” training module, “SportCD” handbook.
- OUTPUT TESTING AND NATIONAL EVENTS (Jan 2018 - Dec 2018): Training for multipliers, Output testing.
- FINALIZATION OF PRODUCTS AND SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS (May 2018 - Dec 2018): Finalization of products, Sustainability actions.
- TRASVERSAL ACTIONS (Jan 2017 - Dec 2018): Management, I Meeting in Rome (IT), II Meeting in Novi Sad (Serbia), III Meeting in S. Pedro da Cova (PT), IV Meeting in Hemel Hempstead (UK), V Meeting in Rome (IT)Dissemination, Evaluation.