ERASMUS+

Inclusion In Sport In Society – Heroes of Local Responsible Sport Enterprises

Specific Objective 1

Establishing Local Responsible Sport Enterprise Initiatives and training
LRSE-coordinators

Specific Objective 2

Inviting people with disabilities to the LRSE programme and providing them opportunities
for sports

ERASMUS SPORT 2023

The aim is, therefore, to facilitate disabled people’s access to recreational sporting opportunities, in which local authorities 5 have an important role to play, as they are legally obliged to coordinate, support and regulate the lives and work of disabled people and the organisations that work with them. Although local authorities are often the sole providers of assistance to this section of society, they are unfortunately not sufficient in themselves to promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Among the sport economy market actors, financial value creation is still predominant as a corporate goal, and even though social objectives are also present, their level still falls short of their potential

Disabled athletes feel the need for doing sport, yet their recreational sport opportunities are far behind what is desired

The next challenge is closely connected to the previous two deficiencies, and the solution of problems may be related to this too, that is, the level of communication between disabled people and their organisations and sports service providers is very low, almost minimal.

General Summary of the Project

3IN – Heroes of LRSE project aims to create a system where people with disabilities can play sport at sports providers coordinated by municipalities under the auspices of the Local Responsible Sports Enterprise initiative, using an innovative online sports booking system. 

The Local Responsible Sport Enterprise (LRSE) initiatives will be implemented in three local authorities, enabling people and groups with disabilities to play sport for free at local sports facilities. The motivation of the sports providers participating in the programme will be ensured by promotional communication and marketing activities provided by the municipality in exchange for the free sporting facilities. Three other NGOs with expertise in sustainability, digitisation of sport, social inclusion and equal opportunities will support municipalities in developing initiatives and will participate in the training of LRSE coordinators and the development of initiatives. In addition, the Bulgarian Paralympic Association will also be an associate partner in training staff working on the initiatives, in order to develop sport for people with disabilities in the most effective way.

The six-partner consortium will be supported by an innovative online sports booking system, further developed under a previous Erasmus+ project, which will make sport simple and accessible for athletes and administration for sports businesses. Promoting social inclusion in this way could pave the way for the social inclusion of further disadvantaged groups in the field of sport (for example, in the case of Debrecen, the integration of Ukrainian refugees), in parallel with the involvement of more sport enterprises in the programme.

The promotion of the initiative will also bring additional benefits for the participating sport enterprises, as it will increase their visibility among potential target groups, while demonstrating responsible citizenship and the implementation of the EU’s core values of equality and solidarity.

Disclaimer

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EACEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority (EACEA) can be held responsible for them

Municipal Stakeholders

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Panonreg

Main activities of the PANONREG SUBOTICA are: Consulting services for SMEs, trainings from various fields (finance, marketing, e-business, innovations) preparation of strategies, development plans and projects, Contribution to the development of local economy through technical assistance and elaboration of strategies related to local/regional development, Preparation and implementation of projects, Preparation and elaboration of business plans, investment programs and feasibility studies, Implementation of projects within the frames of the strategy of economic development of Subotica and other municipalities which territory it covers.

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Katerini

Abiding to the national strategy for public services transformation, the MUKA has been implementing over the last ten years a Local Sustainable Development Strategy, which includes the development of certain actions towards its transformation to a smart municipality. The Municipality of Katerini has implemented several projects related to social support, social infrastructures, environment, transport and mobility, rural development, culture and school buildings financed by the NSRF (Greek Operational Programmes) and the other similar Greek and European funding Programmes.

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Debrecen

The Municipality of Debrecen has always considered care for disadvantaged people an important task. In addition, it strives to strengthen communities as well as to implement infrastructural developments. In the last EU cycle, our local government spent more than 1 billion HUF to strengthen communities. In this way, we could address the entire population of the city. Several civil  organizations operate in the settlement, whose primary goal is to help the disadvantaged.

NGOs – members of the project Advisory Board

A Mozgó Cívisért Egyesület

Our main goal is to create an organization that can help for individuals and
organizations of the society in Debrecen and in Hajdú-Bihar county to promote the healthy lifestyle
among all ages through the sport. Although our main activity is based around the sport of tennis, our aim
is to promote a healthy lifestyle and to this end we have organised the following programmes over the
past decade or more:

Champions Factory

Champions Factory is an international sports organization with 8 years of experience in developing and implementing national and international sports projects, sports management, research, and innovation. Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, the organization operates offices in Dublin, Istanbul, and London. Champions Factory Bulgaria specializes in utilizing sports as a catalyst for social change, emphasizing the benefits of sports and physical activity for adults, particularly those with limited opportunities.

Centre for Sustainable Solutions Ireland

Centre for Sustainable Solutions Ireland (CSS IR) is a research and development organisation that supports the implementation of innovative, novel and potentially high impact projects aimed at creating a sustainable and future proof Europe. The centre operates under a set of four driving principles:
prosperity, sustainability, solidarity and security. The team of experts apply a range of methods to stimulate creativity, guide discussions and debates with the aim to develop, prototype, and experiment solutions.

Bulgarian Paralympic Association

The mission of the BPA is to promote, develop, and support the participation of Bulgarian athletes with disabilities in international Paralympic competitions. The organization is responsible for selecting and preparing athletes for the Paralympic Games, as well as coordinating and organizing national and international Paralympic events. The BPA is structured similarly to the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, with an executive board, general assembly, and various committees responsible for specific areas such as sports development, classification, and anti-doping.

Online Articles of the Project

Wellness eBook

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The Essentials of Goal Setting

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3 Week Career Workshop

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