Back2Track will focus on analyzing the differences and similarities that sport clubs have in the approach to professional and grassroots sport and in innovative approach of including kids with disadvantage background in sport and physical activity. As most sport clubs in Europe are implementing both programmes for high level sport and grassroot sport and most of the administration in this club has professional education and experience in the field of professional sport, it is needed to be created new approach for the sport club,focused on grassroots sport. In the same time, there is a huge number of kids with disadvantage background that needs to be empowered to involve in positive activities such as sport and to give them different perspective on their future personal and professional development as society members.
The project is aiming to find the way of bringing practical skills and knowledge in the participating organziations on how to manage a grassroots sport programme together with the elite sport programmes. Main added value of the project: straightened cooperation between the participating organziations and their empowered staff; exchange of good practices in the field of EU sport policy; new tools for sport clubs across EU in the field of setting grassroots sport programme in professional sport club; promotion of athletics as basic sport. Project outputs will be available for sport organizations at local, national and European level,as well to the educational institutions, local authorities, NGO’s, national authorities in their daily work. In the same time, by empowering the participating organizations we will give them unique opportunity to experience working with kids with disadvantage background that will lead them through the process of learning on practice how to recruit youngsters for grassroots sports.
The current partnership will implement various activities on local and international level; will focus in development, identification, analysing, promotion and sharing good practices in attracting kids to sport (in particular athletics) and creating clear separation in the activities in the sport club regarding professional and grasspoots sport. Back2Track will add to the existing knowledge,know-how and practices to the organizations and persons involved in project activities and outputs.
Back2Track project /602960-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-SPO-SSCP/ is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.