Good Governance in Sport Collaborative Partnership Sport

Good Governance in Sport


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“Good Governance in Sport” is a Collaborative Partnership Sport coordinated by the Bulgarian NGO Bulgarian Sports Development Association, with MVNGO in the role of a partner organization.

The Consortium of the project is composed of 7 organizations from Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Greece.

The project will implement various activities at the local, national and international levels with a focus on development, identification, analyzing, promotion and sharing of good practices in good governance as well as giving recommendations to some of the observed practices that can be improved.

Until the moment, across Europe efforts are being made to try and raise governance standards in the sports sector, specifically around the principles of democracy, transparency, accountability in decision-making, and inclusiveness in the representation of interested stakeholders. While taking into account the great diversity of sport structures in different European countries, the EU aims to strengthen the organisation of sport in Europe. The proper approach should be to provide added value to work at national level by collecting and sharing good practices and providing practical recommendations that will help increase standards of good governance in sport.

The project will produce a total of 3 Intellectual Ouputs:

1- A Survey on Good Governance in Sport related to the accountability of European/National sport organizations on their public web pages.

2- A Self-Learning path on good governance in Sport for the self-development of sport leaders and managers, which will give the possibility of assessing the level of accountability and transparency of the webpage of a sport organization that is important part of the good governance processes in an organization

3- An Accountability and Transparency Handbook for sport organizations including tips and tricks on the optimization of the web page of a Sport organization.

The activities implemented during the project will be the following:

Kick-off meeting with partners’ representatives (4 persons per country)

Mid-term Transnational Meeting (4 persons per country)

Dissemination event in all partner countries, involving project teams at the local level

Training Course about accountability and transparency in Sport (5 participants per country+2 members of the management team per country)

Dissemination event in all partner countries (project teams at the local level)

Final Conference with partners’ representatives (4 persons per country)

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K2 Youth Youth 360°

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YouthWork360 is an innovative strategic project that will provide educational tools for youth workers in Virtual Reality technology. The aim of the project is to develop, use and disseminate five innovative educational tools for youth workers and to inform about the opportunities offered through international youth mobilities and non-formal learning through the production of VR video content.

– To support the acquisition of appropriate skills and competences at a high level for beginner youth workers by providing them with new learning tools and to young people who, through modern tools, will participate in international mobility within the Erasmus + program by preparing and recording 15 Virtual Reality (VR) technology video manuals.
– Creation of innovative teaching and learning methods and the development of teaching and learning materials and tools using information and communication technology (ICT)
– Promote quality youth work through exchanges of experience between partner organizations and youth workers related to them, and create a catalog of the 15 most interesting and effective workshop tools that allow people with disabilities or those with fewer opportunities to be included.
– Supporting youth workers in developing and exchanging effective ways to reach marginalized young people. By preparing and recording VR material that will allow virtual participation in the project of international youth exchanges and informing about non-formal education, the Erasmus + program and the Youthpass
– Carry out extensive promotion of tools developed within the project, including international education fairs.

Intellectual outputs:

– 5 video manuals showing Energizer’s in Virtual Reality technology;
– 5 video manuals demonstrating Teambuilding-type workshop work in Virtual Reality technology;
– 5 video manuals showing workshop work on cultural diversity and solidarity in Virtual Reality technology and its inclusion on the Internet and mobile applications;
Mobile application for smartphone with direct access to VR material produced within the project.

The project will have three international project meetings and three youth workers mobility. The project will achieve high visibility, among others by participating in international educational fairs.

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K2 Youth European Health Youth Champions

K2 Youth European Health Youth Champions

“European Health Champions” is a Strategic Partnership project for the development of Innovation coordinated by the British organization  Street Games with the cooperation of a partnership composed of organizations from Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Malta and Denmark.

The project purports itself to promote the use of Sport as a medium of social inclusion and healthy lifestyle education of disadvantaged categories of young people by means of producing innovative educational resources grounded on the combination between Sport and Non Formal Education.

European Youth Health Champions will achieve its set objectives by means of producing the following resources throughout the time-span of its implementation:

1- Research on the existing good practices of Peer Education in the fields of Sport and Health. The research will be aimed at individuating and sharing case studies, to be later analysed and comprised in a specific multilingual Final Report.

2- Production of an educational Manual targeted at an audience of youngsters and Youth operators. The Manual’s creation will be based on the results achieved in the frame of point 1.

3- Creation of an online Trainign Portal in Englush targeted at an audience of learners in partner countries and in the wider European area. The portal will host an interactive version of the training path comprised in point 2 and will integrate all the materials produced inthe context of the project.



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Women Empowerment through Sport Capacity Building Youth

Women Empowerment through Sport (WEtS)

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“Women empowerment through sport” (WEtS) is a 24 month Capacity Building in the field of Youth project coordinated by the Bulgarian organization “Champions Factory”, with MVNGO in the role of a partner organization. The project involves an international Consortium of 6 organisations from Europe (Bulgaria and Italy), Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and Asia (Nepal and Cambodia).

Gender discrimination and inequality is a well known structural phenomenal of endemic proportion in both Europe and the world. The patriarchal character distinguishing family relations and social structures in the involved countries, combined with a widely diffused conservative mindset on local level, acts as a further driver of social sanction to the phenomena of discrimination, stereotyping and abuse at risk of perpetuating itself through being transmitted to younger generations.

The project aims at developing, testing and spreading new educational methodologies for women empowerment through Sport with the aim to enhance the capacity of the partner organisations and beyond.

WEtS Objectives:
– To rise awareness of the importance of empowerment of young women
– To share, transfer, improve and develop tools and working Empowerment through Sport methods
– To train youth workers and leaders through non formal education on how to use sport to empower young women
– Through Participation the youth workers will develop knowledge, understanding and basic skills that promote and encourage women empowerment, while understanding the educational benefits of sport and physical activity.
– To break stereotypes
– To promote cultural and ethnic values and break gender stereotypes
– To create a web-page, handbook with good practices(programs and workshops) and a video, that can be used by both: the partner organisations and all organisations working in the field.

WEtS foresees the following activities:

1- Kick-off Meeting at Sofia (Bulgaria)

Participants: 18 youth  workers (3 per partner organization)

2- Training Course “Sport-the power of women empowerment” at Nairobi (Kenya)

Participants: 24 (4 Youth workers per partner organization)

3- Job Shadowing “Footbal for Empowerment” in Cambodia Phnom Penh)

Participants: 2 youth wrkers and youth leaders per partner organization will be hosted by the Cambodian partner.

4- Awareness-Raising Campaign at the local level in each partner country

Participants: The Campaign wil be deploye through conferences, events and seminars. The aim is to reach out to at least 80 persons per country.

5- Leaders’ Transnational Meeting at Kathmanduu (Nepal)

Participants: 18 leaders (3 per partner organization)

6- Youth Exchange “Youth Power” at Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)

Participants: 36 participants (4 per partner)

7- Closing Conference “Women empowerment through Sport” at Sassari (Sardinia)

Participants: 18 youth workers and youth leaders (1 Youth worker and 2 leaders per partner organization)


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Collaborative Partnership Sport European Everyday of Sport

European Everyday of Sport

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MVNGO is a partner in the context of the Erasmus + Sport Collaborative Partnership “European Everyday of Sport” coordinated by the Bulgarian NGO “BulSport”, with the contribution of an international Consortium of 7 NGOs from 7 European countries (Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania , Poland, Slovakia), operating in the fields of Sport, youth and education. The project will have a total duration of 24 months.

The project aims to improve the sharing of good practices– a priority of the Erasmus + program- identify and promote good practices from the first and second editions of the European Week of Sport as well as encourage participation in Sport and physical activity. The most specific topic of this strategic partnership will be to develop, identify, promote and share good practices.

The current collaborative partnership will carry out various activities at local, national and international levels. It will focus on the collection, development, identification, analysis and sharing of good practices for the promotion of sport and physical activity in Europe and worldwide that can be easily implemented in the work of experts in the aforementioned fields . The project will also focus on the activities implemented in the first and second edition of the “European week of sport” and will collect all the good practices developed in 2015 and 2016 in the member countries. These tools will be very useful in planning the next editions of the EWoS as well as other events to promote physical activity as a means of raising awareness about its health related benefits through laying the grounds for greater participation and equal access, with the ultimate goal of enhancing engagement in Sport for all.

All the activities implemented during the project will be functional to the need to reach out with a particular attention to specific groups and to exploit this opportunity to promote a movement tranversal to the various categories and aimed at making physical activity and sport parts of life daily life of an increasing number of people in Europe.

As noted on previous occasions, the tools to make Europe a “nation in motion” are not yet in the vanguard in terms of effectiveness, as can be deduced from the 2009 and 2014 “Eurobarometer” data. This need is the crucial issue that this Consortium will try to deal with addressing different target groups (children, young people, workers, old people, people living in cities and small villages, etc.), emphasizing physical activity as “positive medicine” for personal, professional and social development of individuals.




The Presentation of Executive Director of MVNGO at the final Conference in Sofia



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8×1000 Valdese Foundation Soul and Soil

Soul and Soil

The project was approved to MVNGO, in cooperation with the Ugandan partner Soul X-pression. The aim is to tackle the condition of deprivation and social exclusion suffered by street youngsters (ge 8-18) in the slums of Kampala by means of Education Through Sport and the building of local Youth operators’ capacities.  

Project activities are the following: 

 1- Seminar of training in the methods of NFE and ETS targeted at local Youth operators from the partner organizations working locally with Young people. 

2- Education Through Sport days involving youngsters in Kampala’s slums. 

The educational activities will be implemented by local Youth operators from the Ugandan partner in weekly modules of 3 days each (5 hours per day). In the process of preparing the events, a transfer of materials (Sport equipment) will take place with the purposes of setting the stage for the implementation of the activities and for the empowement of the local Youth sector.  

3- Football tournament involving the local Youth in Kampala.  





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8×1000 Valdese Foundation Ti Vedo Ti Sento Ti Parlo 3

         Ti Vedo, Ti Sento, Ti Parlo 3

The project aims at promoting cultural integration and social inclusion among the local population and migrants, particularly by addressing stereotypes and prejudice. The project will continue on the pattern initiated by the previous editions, while at the same time integrating the educational dimension of Education Through Sport (ETS).

The project will take place in 3 cities of North Sardinia: Sassari, Tempio Pausania and Olbia, with a total duration of 12 months. Project phases will be 3:

Phase 1: preparatory activities. Courses lasting 6 days in the 3 cities involved, with the aim of transferring knowledge and instruments to favour interculatural dialogue by means of Education Through Sport and Non Formal Education.

Phase 2- Implementeation of 20 workshops of 1:30 hours each in the educational institutions partners of the project with the aim of sensitizing Young students on the topic of cultural integration. 6 workshops will be focused on ETS, with the other 6 dedicated to NFE. There will be produced videos, comics, art products and a Manual for Young Promoters of Integration through NFE and ETS.

Phase 3- Dissemination through a Final Event (Let’s Pass the Ball) in order to maximize impact on the local reality and elaborate Ffuture follow-up schemese with the actors involved.

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ATISC Capacity Building Youth

Agro-Tourism Itinerary to Sustainable Change (ATISC)

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“Agro-Tourism Itineraty to Sustainable Change” (ATISC) is an Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Youth project at enhancing Agro-Tourism as a driver of youth employability, social solidarity and environmental sustainability in disadvantaged rural communities in Europe and the Western Balkans by means of strengthening the base of competences and networking of youth NGOs and operators, youngsters and local stakeholders in the field of sustainable Agro-Tourism solutions.

The project is coordinated by the Kosovan organization “Let’s Do It Peja!”, with MVNGO as a partner organization and member of an international Consortium of 6 organizations from Kosovo, Italy, FYROM, Albania, Spain and Serbia.

Rural areas in both European and West Balkans are generally characterized by fewer opportunities for young people in socioeconomic terms. Deprivation suffered by rural youngsters is multifaceted and linked to a varied array of structural issues, among which geographical isolation, poor infrastructure and communication, lower levels of economic activity both caused by and connected to a lower level of public/private investment, insufficient infrastructure of counselling and support to business/employability, in particular for young people.

The compelling necessity and profitability of an adjustment can nowhere be better observed than in the fast-growing Agro-Tourism industry, wherein the local endowment of local resources and typical products/businesses comes to be declined as the centerpiece of specific tourism products/itineraries embedded in local realities. Recent Agro-Tourism trends show that Agro-Tourism offer and practice need to deeply embed factors of environmental, cultural and economic sustainability in a balanced approach to ensure a benefit to the community, the territory as well as a guarantee of the quality of the offer itself towards customer audiences.

The project involves the following activities:

1-Kick-off Meeting at Peja (Kosovo)

Participants: 12 youth workers, 2 per organizzazion

2- Training Course “The Agro-Tourist Challenge” at Peja (Kosovo)

Participants: 24 youth workers and youth leaders (4 per organization)

3- Training Course “A Green Stake” at Sassari (Italy)

Participants: 24 youth workers e youth leaders (4 per organization)

4- Local Activity phase in all partner countries

Participants: 25 disadvantaged youngsters in each partner country

5) Local Stakeholder Conferences in al partner countries

Participants: 25 disadvantaged rural youngsters aged 18-25 and 50 stakeholders in each partner country

6) Creation of a project Web Platform

7) Final Evaluation Meeting at Sassari

Partecipanti: 12 youth worker (2 per organization)

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A Path to TranSportAction Capacity Building Youth

 A Path to TransportAction

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MVNGO is a partner organization in the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Youth project “A Path to TranSportAction” (APTSA), coordinated by the Croatian organization “Rijeka Sport’s Association”, The project involves a total of 5 organizations from Europe (Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria) and Latin America (Brazil and Peru), whose main aim is to enhance the capacity of youth organizations and stakeholders in all partner countries and beyond to use Sport in combination with high-end Non Formal Education methodologies for fostering a gender-inclusive approach to Sport practices, contrasting sexism and gender stereotypes and promoting equality and mutual respect among genders in disadvantaged rural areas in Europe and in Latin America.

Low female participation in Sport is an important component of gender-based disadvantage. General prejudice considering Sport as an almost exclusive field of male engagement, coupled by machist self-representations which permeate most Sport sub-culture, is at the same time a telling effect and self-perpetuatinÕg mechanism of gender discrimination. Sport is a powerful educational vehicle for disadvantaged targets to acquire crucial soft skills, transversal skills and positive attitudes of self-confidence and active participation, key components of any grassroots process of empowerment. Through its inner dynamics of peer-interaction and fair competition among people with diverse backgrounds, Sport provides also an invaluable experiential path to promote mutual respect and deconstruct prejudices.

APTSA aims to tackle these phenomena by producing a series of outputs throughout the 24 months of the cooperation:

– A Format TC providing youth operators with knowledge, skills and NFE tools to involve local youth targets (males and females) in educational activities based on Sport and NFE to convey awareness and competences fostering female participation in Sport, rejection of gender stereotypes and respect of gender differences and sensibilities.

– A Youth Exchange testing the methodologies employed in project TC with a representation of final youth targets from each partner country.

– A Local Activities Phase in all partner counties involving local youngsters from disadvantaged rural areas (30 males and 30 females) per each partner country.

– A Web Platform storing the materials produced in the project as e-learning modules.

The project foresees the following activities:

1- Kick-off Meeting at Rijeka (Croatia)

Participants: 10 youth workers (2 per partner organization)

2- Training Course “Another gender of Sport” at Rijeka (Croatia)

Participants: 20 youth workers and leaders (4 per partner organization)

3- Youth Exchange “Playing Together, Living Equality” at Sassari (Italy)

Participants: 30 youngsters aged 18-25 from disadvantaged rural areas (6 per partner country, of whom 3 males and 3 females)

4- Local Activities Phase in all partner countries

Participants: 60 local youngsteers from disadvantaged rural areas (30 males and 30 females) in each partner country

5- Creation of a project Web Platform

6- Final Evaluation Meeting at Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Participants: 10 youth workers (2 per partner country


A first draft of the Manual on Gender Equality through Sport was developed by participants in APTSA

Manual on Gender Equality through Sport- Draft


Participants in APTSA developed original tools of education combining Sport and NFE

Baseball Group Dodgeball with an Edge Human Lego Human Tennis


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8×1000 Valdese Ti Vedo Ti Sento Ti Parlo 2

In 2006, we witnessed an increase in the presence of migrants in the Sardinian territory, mostly concentrated in the big cities, thereby too often creating closed communities, little integrated in the local social fabric.

The project “Ti vedo, ti sento, ti parlo”; intended to continuwe on the pathway initiated by the previous edition of the project, with the aim of preventing the growth of a racist culture, answering the challenge of integration through poposing a culture of difference for a cohesive, inclusive and solidaristic society.

In particular, the project deployed its activities in the cities of Sassari, Olbia and Tempio. The project lasted a total 9 months divided in the phases of preparation, implementation and Dissemination of the achieved results. The implementation phase lasted between March and December 2017.

The project involved the following partners:

  • Scuola Pitagora of Sassari
  • ITCG Attilio Deffenu in Olbia
  • Liceo Artistico statale Fabrizio De Andrè Tempio Pausania
  • University of Sassari
  • ESN Sassari
  • Partecipazione e Sviluppo Onlus

The partner High Schools were involved in a pattern of intercultural learning and sensitization on the topics of integration focused on intercultural dialogue with the use of non formal education methods. A total of 3 Learning cycles was organized lasting 1:30 hours each on a 2 per week basis. The project achieved the production of a Video and various art products.

The Onlus Partecipazione e Sviluppo, working in migrant hosting/support, was involved in a series of meetings with the students of the University of Sassari as well as in the Final Event, with the involvement of the migrants hosted in the shelters managed by the organization. The Onlius also contributed to organizing the educational meetings and the Final Events foreseen by the project.

The University of Sassari was involved via the Courses in Political Science and International Cooperation. Overall, 20 students took part in 1 educational cycle of 8 workshops lasting 1:30 hours each on a 2 per week basis. The students also took part in the meetings addressing the topics of immigration and social inclusion reflecting over the opportunities to  establish cooperation for development arrangements in the territories concerned by migration flows. Migrants of different nationalities hosted in the shelters managed by the Onlus were involved, sharing their experiences and challenges through the Storytelling method, consisting in the  use of narrative in order to better promote values and ideas. Different workshops were organized, among which Cultural Tandems and roundtables wherein the youngsters shared and reflected over the diffenrent aspects of their culture in an interactive and innovative fashion. In this context, a productive work was carried out for the production of materials for the Final Event (informational material, projects, videos with traditional dance and music).

The ESN Sassari association offered its support in the organization of the Final Event by involving Erasmus students  who were in Sassari on an experience of study/internship. ESN Sassati is already experienced in organizing this kind of events, since it orgazizes the EuroTrip every year, involving foreign students.

During the last project month, a Final Event was implemented i order to valorize and disseminate project results sharing them with the community and with all project partners. The event, named World Trip, as it involved also youngsters coming from extra-European countries, was organized as a ful day in the Santa Caterina Square in Sassari (public square in the Old Town wherein youngsters of different nationalities are used to gathering) in whose context all the persons involved in the project, divided by nationality, presented their culture through sharing the culinary and gastronomical traditions of their home countries. Each group had the opportunity to have its own stand wherein to display tipical dishes, items, videos and inormational materials of different nature. The Event represented a moment of sharing and integration among students of different age-bands and people of different nationalities to favour social inclusion and sensitization.





The final output of the project was a mapping of existing Sardinian good practices of migrants’ integration.



The results of project final evaluation by participants were reported in the below Questionnaire.


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