Local Intersectoral Meetings SOFIA

Our organization is a project partner of the sports program from Erasmus+.

To bring the European dimension to our local work and initiate intersectoral cooperation in the basketball field; 3 local intersectoral cooperation meetings will be held in 3 countries in the 3rd – 7 h – 10th months. Each country will establish local working committees by involving Public (Local Authorities / Universities / Schools) – Civil (Foundations, NGOs, etc.) – Private (Sports Organizations) representatives to underline the empowering and inclusive dimension of basketball.

The aim of the project is to provide open space for young people to learn how sport can activate their potential and activate their participation in society.

The meeting was held in Sofia on 20 April 2023. The duration of the meeting was one day, divided into two sessions. Representatives of 15 organizations participated. They represented different sectors of society. Some of the organizations are related to sports for children and youth – Black Sea TICHA, Black Sea Odessos, Murgash Basket, Varna Sinemorets, Smile Sports Club, Dorostol. Other organizations are involved in sports for people with disabilities. basketball cube for disabled people Levski, Varna Nikea, Balkan Basketball League, Sofia Balkan, Voltron BASKETBALL CLUB. Social organizations were also present – Get Better Involved, Rodopa Inn, PGTT “Hristo Bogev”. Thirteen men and two women were present.

All the organizations present are directly involved with the youth, including those in a disadvantaged position. Most organizations were from the Sofia and Varna region. The next meeting will be attended by organizations from other regions. We have reached out to organizations that have the profile we need and are looking for.

We believe that we have raised the awareness of the participants about the project and its ideas. There are already people willing to participate in further projects.