On November 13, 2022, during the sports holiday “Choose your of sports”, held at the “Vasil Levski” National Sports Academy, Bulgarian sports development association held an event under the #SafeSPORTevent project. The security protocols created within the project, the potential risks and threats in the conduct of sporting events, as well as the necessary measures and protocols to optimize the security and safety of spectators, administrative staff, athletes and officials were presented and discussed.
#SafeSPORTevent project comes in very challenging times for Europe and the world when safety and security are crucial and the sport sector is not an exception. #SafeSPORTevent is an Erasmus+ co-funded initiative that aims to protect athletes, officials and fans, participating in sport events, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions and especially during forcemajor security threads that need to be handled by specific security protocols. #SafeSPORTevent project aims develop skills and knowledge through 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, #SafeSPORTevent 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 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).