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M_Coach seminar in Ljubljana

The Slovenian University Sport Association (SUSA) delivered the first Multiplier Sport Event on the M_Coach project for the Slovenian stakeholders on June 21. SUSA project team members presented to the stakeholders’ representatives the first three intellectual outputs of the project (the Current Situation Report, the Training Programme and the Didactic Manual) and collected feedback from them in terms of the structure, contents and methodologies of the outputs.
Beside the main presentation of the project, various experts were invited to speak about discriminatory behaviour. in sports: Mr. Igor Lukšič, PhD, president of SUSA and professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana opened the event, followed by Ms. Mojca Doupona, PhD, expert of sociology and professor on Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana, Mr. Rožle Prezelj, PhD, Ombudsman for Athletes, Ms. Eva Cankar Farkaš, McS, representative of Advocate of the Principle of Equality, Mr. Aleš Šolar and Mr. Tone Jagodic PhD, both representatives of the Slovenian Olympic Committee,. The event encouraged the debate among stakeholders about the importance of anti-discriminatory content for all spheres of youth sport.

Consortium moves to stage No.2

The partners on the project met on a Zoom platform meeting evaluating the final Consolidated Report as Intellectual Output of the Work Package 1. The partners agreed on publishing the Consolidated Report in English and the Executive Summary of the Report in all the partners languages till the end of June. The partners also approved the next Work Package timeline and activities presented by Novel Group Sarl leader of the Work Package. The partners discussed the proposed prolongation of the project by the project Coordinator and decided to approve it at the next meeting. All the partners where excited on the proposed face-to-face TPM in Greece in October. Everyone agreed it was time to meet face-to-face.

Move Week 31.5.-6.6.2021

Move Week is an annual global event taking place during the last week of May. It is an integral part of the NowWeMOVE campaign. The objective of MOVE Week is to promote the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity throughout the globe. A wide range of promoters of physical activity (who we call MOVE Agents) coordinate events, including existing and new physical activities, for Move Week. Move Week is a global event and integral part of the NowWeMOVE campaign. Read more.

No Elevators Day 28.4.2021

Let’s step up to celebrate life. By joining in and sharing your ideas on how to #UseTheStairs you will be involved in an international movement that shows how easy it is to get moving. In our modern societies, technology has made it easier for us to stand still. But now it also makes it easier for us to share inspiration and ideas. Health problems caused by sedentary behaviour are now making us rethink the way we spend our days. And it is up to us to find new active ways of living. No Elevators Day is a way to turn people’s attention to an easy and accessible way to be physically active. Read more.

2021 Erasmus+ Call published

The European Commission has published the new Erasmus+ Programme Call for Proposals and the new Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2021. The documents provide an overview of the possibilities for projects to be funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme. 2021 is the first year of the new multiannual financial framework, EU long-term budget for the period 2021-2027. Erasmus+ is one of the programmes of the European Union, supporting funding in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. For this year, over €53 million is foreseen in the field of sport, out of which 41,7 EUR are earmarked for the call for proposals. The application deadline is May 20, 2021 for projects starting in 2022. Substantial changes have been introduced in the project application process and funding principles, outlined also in the Erasmus+ Sport Info Day, organised earlier this week. Please see the official EU pages for the Call and Programme Guide.

Erasmus+ Sport Info Day 2021

The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised an online info day on Erasmus+ Sport and other EU funding opportunities on March 23 and 24, 2021. The event was opened by Ms Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and Mr Marc Tarabella, Member of the European Parliament. The first day of the event offered the presentation of the new Erasmus+ Sport programme and funding opportunities and discussion on policy priorities, The second day focus was given on practical information, including the new submission procedure, evaluation process and new funding mechanism, while the call and programme guide are yet to be published. The new Erasmus+ programme will last 7 years, aligned with the new Multiannual Financial Framework – MFF), running from 2021 to 2027. Erasmus+ is also very ambitious in terms of policy objectives, and aims to be more inclusive, accessible, digital and sustainable. The idea is to foster the synergies between different sectors. The video recording of the event is published on the EC webpage.

Erasmus Days 2020

15, 16 & 17 October 2020 were the three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. Organisation throughout the Member States where invited to organise events, to share Erasmus experience or spread the word about Erasmus+ project. More then 5025 #ErasmusDays were organised around Europe and the World in 2020. For more visit the #ErasmusDays website.

European Week of Sports

Launched in 2015, the European Week of Sport was created in response to the worsening inactivity crisis. Despite sport and physical activity substantially contributing to the well-being of European citizens, the level of physical activity is currently stagnating and even declining in some countries. This is why the European Week of Sport exists - to bring awareness of how important an active lifestyle is for everyone. Regardless of who we are and what we do, even slight increases in regular, physical activity can have a profound impact on our long-term health. The Week is designed to give people across the world a springboard into being active! In the 2020 initiative 42 European countries and regions participated with 32617 event and 15623084 participants. You can read more on European Ween of Sports website.

Online evaluation of the progress

Zoom platform hosted a follow up meting on September 14. The Project Partners reported on the progress of the activities at the level of Work Package 1. The consortium partners discussed the project timeline adjustment and the preparation of the 2020 Intermediate report. The partners agreed on meeting the the second part of October or after delivering the Current Situation National Reports.

Online follow up meeting

The M_Coach consortium met via Zoom platform on July 10 2020. The project partners representatives were informed about the situation on the project and about the delays due the COVID-19 pandemic. In all the partners countries were adopted several restrictions due to the pandemic that affected the field research. The partners committed themselves to the best of their ability to try to reach the milestones of the first part as soon as possible. The Project Partners took note of the publication of the beta version of the Project Website.

Kick-off meeting in Ljubljana

The M_Coach project consortium members met at the kick-off meeting in Ljubljana between 26 and 28 February 2020. The partners representatives presented their respected organisations and discussed the course of the project. The partners focused on detailed preparations for the implementation of the first part of the project which will conclude with a consolidated transnational report on the current socioeconomic situation in each country (in terms of migrant/ refugee influx, unemployment, development potential, etc).