We have started a new year of implementing Erasmus + sport projects by organizing a kick off meeting for the project Active Park which was held today in our town Grad Samobor.
The project idea of “Active Park” is to increase the level of physical activity of children with special needs in primary schools. The project promotes popularization of grassroot sports and physical activities for children with special needs offering them equal opportunity in sport. Children with special needs often could not engage in many sports due to their physical limitations. The project encourages social inclusion and equal opportunities, which is the main aim of the project, while the parallel aim is to promote sport activities in nature, so that are available for all children and to emphasize the importance of sports activities in nature. The project is focused on using existing facilities in local environments that will be used for implementation of the sport events “Active Park” (parks, playgrounds, sports parks, open fields, etc.) and to revitalized them. “Active Park” events will be organized in each partner’ countries and will be promoted intensively on the project website, leaflets, and social media. Creation of synergy between local, regional, national and international policies and educational and sport organizations/associations, sport related organizations to promote sport and physical activity for all EU citizens and ensures equal access, is an important aspect of ”Active Park”.