Sport activity is very important for children if we want that they grow up in healthy adults and in today’s circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a very negative impact on the sport activity of children in primary school (age 6 – 13). Due to the lockdowns, children were not able to attend sport activities and schools, which lead to low physical activity levels and motivation for games and sports. The idea of Cultural Sports Day project is to increase the level of physical activities of children in primary school inspire them with traditional European sports & games to increase their motivation for doing sport activities.

The project will also promote European values and cultural heritage and exchange of knowledge. Professional experts from project partner s countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Greece) will identify and collect existing good practices in the field of innovative approaches at motivation children for sports and raise their inclusion in sport. Main result of the project will be a guide of traditional European sports and games from project countries.

During the project the consortium will also develop, an online platform where the games & sport will be explained which would be used to training of volunteers and promotion. The project ensures the promotion and exchange of European traditional national sports & games between the project partners and enable them to be able to engage young children in schools. Existing facilities in local environments will used for implementation of traditional sports & games (playgrounds, sports halls, etc.). We organize “Cultural Sports Day” sport events in each partner’s countries schools. Children from primary schools will participate in the events where they will try out different traditional games which will became a tool for promotion of sport and cultural heritage.

Project Cultural Sports Day has been funded by the European Union in the total amount of 60 000 euro. It will be implemented for 18 months (1 January 2023 – 30 June 2024). Project coordinator is Institute TREND-PRIMA Maribor (Slovenia) and project partners are SPORT VIV (Croatia), APS ASD MARGHERITA SPORT E VITA (Italy) and AETOI THESSALONIKIS (Greece).

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