KA1 Youth Growth Of Awareness and Learn through Sport
The Erasmus Key Action 1 project “Growth Of Awareness and Learn through Sport”(GOALS) is an initiative of the Municipality of Tempio Pausania, Asociacia Za Razvitie Na Bulgarskisport (BSDA) and Faal Denergi (FAAL) following a shared assessment of the priority to deploy inclusive approaches addressing difficult situations of young people that the 3 partner countries have in common.
Eurostat revealed in its reports (2017) a high percentage of youth unemployment In Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey. In these countries the ratio of unemployment is even higher in rural areas compared to urban areas, reflecting a generic disparity in terms of opportunities.
Furthermore, there is also a significant proportion of NEETs (people between 16 and 24 years that are not engaged in a study, don’t work and do not follow a training) within the overall youth population. These disadvantaged groups (NEETs, young people from marginalized rural areas or difficult urban contextsetc.) face significant problems in social, educational and work integration. Causing a sense of estrangement from respective social context, which has repercussions in a sense of unease and absence of perspectives and increased vulnerability to deviant behavior at national and European level.
The aim of ‘GOALS’ is to use Sport and Non Formal Education(NFE)as a driving force fordevelopment of leadership, problem-solving, creativity and flexibilityfor theyoung-in a waytofostersocial integration.
Coordinated by the Municipality of Tempio Pausania the project offers, for 15 Youth Workers / Leaders, from Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey:
Training Course (TC): Sport is our inner strengthto be heldin: Tempio Pausania, Italy
Youth Exchange (YE): Practice makes perfAct to be held in:Sofia, Bulgaria
The mobility’s purpose is to provide the disadvantaged young an opportunity for integration, dialogue and exchange within the parameters of mutual respect andequality inscribed in the heritage of values of SportThe objectives of the projectare:
To contrast the sense of social exclusion of young people belonging to disadvantaged groups and bring them closer to the development opportunities allowed by the European dimension of mobility.
To promote the personal development and inclusion in the education and/or work circuits of young participants through the transmission of transversal competences, soft skills and participatory and entrepreneurial attitudes through Sport and NFE.
To place the foundations for active European citizenship through interaction and exchange between young people of Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey.
More information you can find in Info Pack below: