On 3rd of March 2022., the representatives of the BRAVO organization and the partners of the project #SafeSPORTEvent held a local training session at which they presented to the sports public a pilot project and a training model created by the project coordinator Bulgarian Sports Development Association – BSDA from Bulgaria.
During the training, interested sports managers and representatives of sports clubs and organizations had the opportunity to hear more about the project itself, to get acquainted with the goals that the project wants to achieve, and how they can be part of the change we want to achieve in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since those managers and coaches are organizing many events they were very interested in protocols, their creation, process of choosing from the most important to the weakest step and etc. Lacky we had a coaches and sport professionals from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina what brough an additional value to the project and training itself because they will be ready to implement some of our activities in their local communities, but at the same time to have our protocols as base for any event that they will organize in the future.
#SafeSPORTevent project comes in very challenging times for Europe and the World when the European Commission’s main objective is the safety of all Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps participants and far abroad – protection of any further similar challenges that might come in future.
#SafeSPORTevent main aim is to protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions and especially during major security threads which need to be handled by specific security protocols that at this point of development do not exist in sport sector. The project will support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organizations for educational purposes and will enrich their skills and knowledge for reaction in safety and security situations.
Project aims to develop skills and knowledge through these educational mobility of sport managers, volunteers and administrators in order to empower them to co-create and use specific protocols for safety and security, tailored for sport events and gatherings of huge groups of people in sport environment. Through increased educational possibilities in the field of safety and security in sport, this project ensures positive change in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey as direct project beneficiaries, but also all over Europe as project deliverables will be freely shared with the sport community.
#SafeSPORTevent is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and is coordinated by Bulgarian Sports Development Association – BSDA in cooperation with BRAVO – Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Sofia Security Forum (Bulgaria), ΑΕΤΟΙ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ (Greece) and Karasu Gençlik, Sanat ve Spor Kulübu Derneği (Turkey).
We hope that with this project we will achieve significant results in the territory of our country, and that even in the future the community will recognize not only the potential, but also the knowledge that this project will achieve.