Start: 01-01-2020 – End: 30-06-2021
Project Reference: 612940-EPP-1-2019-1-SI-SPO-SSCP
EU Grant: 52820 EUR
Key Action: Sport
Action Type: Collaborative Partnerships
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.), 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”. We will create the Guide of Good Practices to motivate children with special needs for physical activities and design a set of outdoor sports and exercises for children with special needs. On the project e-learning platform there will be outdoor sports & exercises for children with special open for public. The project “Active Park” can be easily replicated, enlarged and multiplied, in that it can become a model in building a multicultural partnership suitable for building European conditions that promote physical activities for children with special needs of different European countries.