Dissemination Events: Sports Activator in Sakarya and Istanbul, Turkey
Sports Activator was presented and discussed to raise awareness. Four people attended the dissemination, one of the individuals was visually impaired. Elif Nur Güngörmez is a member of the cycling group in Istanbul that involves visually impaired individuals to participate in long rides. Elif scheduled for Sports Activator a tour between Sakarya and Istanbul with two tandem bicycles. She applied the activities learned in Romania to motivate the participants to socialize and have fun. They created video material about the experience and shared it on Facebook. The impact was great, as one of the participants stated that “This activity helped me throw stress, albeit, in one day.” While the other said that “The tour was awesome, we saw a new place and meet some people.”
Sports Activator is co-funded by Erasmus+ Sport Programme, with the support of the European Union.
Sports Activator project had two main meetings in Romania, which involved more than 70 participants from 8 countries and different communities. We managed to gather together sport teachers, trainers, youth workers, volunteers, coaches, people involved in sport clubs and different participants with various backgrounds in the sports field.
One of the meetings objectives was to create a toolbox with helpful information about a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, physical activity, games and methods that can contribute to decrease the rate of physical inactivity among youngsters. Everybody contributed to this brochure with personal experience, examples of good practice, games and methods that they have already tried and worked very well among the young people.
After the international mobilities, the participants had the mission to share their learning achievements by facilitating international sports events in their local communities. So far 20 offline and online events were organised, in Spain, Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, that involved 659 participants.