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Sport for Social Development

27 November to 3 December 2017

9-15 April 2018

'Sport for social development' (SSD) aimed to involve youth workers, youth leaders, and NGO staff from 8 countries in two interrelated activities (seminar and training course) in order to develop their skills on how to use sport as a tool for social development. Youth workers were involved and empowered to bring out the potential of the youngsters they work with and learn how to use sport and act as multipliers.

Activity 1 is a seminar, which was held in Bansko (Bulgaria) in the period 27 November to 3 December 2017, and Activity 2 is a training course, which was held in Pilismarót (Hungary) in the period 9-15 April 2018. The first activity was crucial to settle common understanding in all participants regarding education by, for, and through sport, and to prepare them for the activity 2, which challenged them and boosted their creativity skills to develop Education through sport (ETS) tools, experiment them and plan their practical use.

The project objectives:
- To teach the participants how to develop soft skills in youth through sport in order to enhance their socio-cultural development.
- To explore the meaning, relevance, and potential of sport as a tool for the social development of youth.
- To explore and compare how NGOs within Europe work/approach/develop soft skills through sport in young people in order to provide the social development of their areas/countries.
- To develop new Education through Sport tools, to be added to Online Tools Book

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