Projects

Erasmus+ Sport
SCORES - Developing SKILLS & COMPENTENCES resulting in Employability THROUGH SPORT
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 393,990 EUR
Project leader
CLUB NATACIO BANYOLES
Project partners
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (NL), The City Modena (IT), European Platform for Sport Innovation (BE), Sport club “Levski – Sport for all” (BG), Sant Cugat Creix (ES), Tampere Sports Academy (FI).
Description

General objective of the project is to contribute towards sustaining European young athletes in their DC and increase their employment opportunities (before and during the retirement transition), providing them support to prepare for careers outside the sport field and promoting the recognition of nonformal education acquired during their sport career. This project initiative connects academic experts, sport organisations’ volunteers and representatives and the business sector, from six EU countries – Spain, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Erasmus+ Sport
BIG4SPORTS - Building Innovative Governance for Sport
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 355,750 EUR
Project leader
Project partners
OLYMPIACOS SYNDESMOS FILATHLON PIREOS (GR), HRVATSKI AKADEMSKI SPORTSKI KLUBOVI MLADOST SVEUCILISTA U ZAGREBU (HR), ICSS INSIGHT (GB), SPORSORA (FR), WIENER SPORT-CLUB (AU), AALBORG BOLDSPILKLUB AF 1885 (DK), CONSELL CATALA DE L'ESPORT (SP)
Description

Financing is a fundamental aspect for the development of sport and sporting organizations as highlighted in the EU Work Plan for Sport 2014-2017. Main sources of funding come from public organizations, though private companies and the sports industry are becoming more and more relevant in terms of sponsorship. In both cases good governance appears as a crucial condition to be fulfilled in order to manage external funding. Adopting new and innovative mechanisms of governance will have a direct and positive effect in the overall image of sport organizations and likely increase the sponsorship revenues and attractiveness of sport. BIG4SPORTS aims at connecting funding sources (public & private) with sports organizations to jointly develop new and innovative collaboration schemes in governance for sport. The main project objective is strengthening governance capacities of sport organizations fruit of their collaboration with public and private sponsors, achieving long-lasting cooperation between them. More specifically, BIG4SPORTS seeks to: 1) Jointly develop an innovative collaborative scheme to effectively enforce governance principles in sport organizations, built from the excellence of public and private (corporate) governance standards; and 2) Implement and evaluate this scheme in order to deliver a solid and tested methodology transferable to the EU sporting community. The partnership is made up of 9 organizations covering 9 EU Member States and bringing in a permanent dialogue forum the sports industry, public authorities, sporting organizations (5 multi-sport clubs which are the main beneficiaries of the new governance scheme) and academic partners contributing to the conceptualization of the new scheme. The project estimates an impact in the partnering 5 sports clubs and their around 19000 people (managers, staff, coaches, players, etc.) as well as in other 50 European clubs beyond the partnership adopting the BIG4SPORTS Scheme through online tools.

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Erasmus+ Sport
DONA - Dual Career for Women Athletes
01-2019 a 06-2021
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 372,806 EUR
Project leader
ASSOCIACIO ESPORTIVA CARLES VALLBONA
Project partners
SCUOLA DI PALLAVOLO ANDERLINI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE SPORTIVA DILETTANTISTICA (IT), ISTRES PROVENCE VOLLEY (FR), STICHTING DE SPORTMAATSCHAPPIJ (NL), THE EUROPEAN ATHLETE AS STUDENT (MT), UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI (SL), MALTA VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION (MT)
Description

The main objective of the Dual Career for Women Athletes (DONA) is to investigate, develop and test a DC methodology for successfully approaching & enhancing women’s athletes Dual Careers in a form of a club-based pilot project, involving volleyball clubs from 4 different EU countries. Furthermore, the partnership consists of the necessary & complementary profiles of a university (UL), a coaching center (DSM) & of the European Dual Career Network (EAS) from 2 more EU countries. The project will target female volleyball athletes between 12-20 years old, covering the important development stages including major changes on academic, athletic, psychological, social & professional levels. Through the sport clubs, 250 athletes will be directly involved in the pilot program. Moreover, 300 family members, 25 coaches & 24 other clubs’ staff will also be directly part of the DONA project.Athletes & main stakeholders will be first taking part in a study where DC experts will investigate deeper the challenges faced by the target group. After, following the developed DC methodology several professionals in key areas (such as psychologist, career coach, nutritionist etc.) led by the Dual Career Club Management (DCCM) unit will support & help athletes in the 16 months long pilot. Further to the support services, the clubs will work on creating an optimal DC environment by setting up the necessary cooperation agreements with educational institutions (4 universities & 16 local schools will be involved).The project’s most important IO will be a transferable DC support methodology specially designed for female athletes. The successful achievement of DONA aims at; decreasing female athletes’ dropout from sport clubs; preparing athletes for the transition periods with developing the needed skills & competences; increasing the number of elite female volleyball players; making young athletes & their families aware that it is possible to aim for both educational & sports career.

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Erasmus+ Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Youth mirror: young people filming social issues
05-2020 a 03-2021
Mobility project for young people and youth workers
EU GRANT: 28,502 EUR
Project leader
Ajuntament d'Avinyonet del Penedès
Project partners
INTERACTIVE MEDIA KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER - INTERMEDIAKT (GR)
Description

The main objective of the project is to foster dialogue between 13-19 aged old young people from Spain and Greece and their critical thinking on the issues of gender equality and social inclusion with a focus on the migration crisis in Europe through the use of audiovisual tools and the non-formal education methodology.
The main project results are:
- short films on social issues developed by young people,
- film festivals with the presentation of short films, developed by young people and open debates on gender equality and social inclusion with the focus on migration crisis in Europe,
- blog about the project flow and its results,
- webinar for youth workers “The methodology of the use of audiovisual language for youth work focused on social issues such as social inclusion and gender equality”,
- development of key and personal competencies of young people,- professional development of youth workers - project leaders.

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COSME
CHARM - Immersive experiences in European Charming Villages
03-2019 a 03-2021
EU GRANT: 399,959 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Tourist Board (ES)
Project partners
TURISMO VIVENCIAL SL (ES), TRADICOES DE OUTRORA LDA (PT), INSTITUT FUR TOURISMUS- UND BADERFORSCHUNG IN NORDEUROPA GMBH (DE); TILAISUUS VILLA SOFIA OY (FI), SOFTWARE ENGINEERING ITALIA SRL (IT), NETWORK OF EUROPEAN REGIONS FOR COMPETITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASBL (BE)
Description

CHARM is a project co-funded by the COSME Initiative of the European Union, that aims to boost the competitiveness of European tourism and promote the image of Europe as a global tourist destination of excellence. The core element are these hidden gems from rural Europe, villages perceived as charming by visitors because of their identity or personality linked to history, traditions, gastronomy, cultural and natural heritage. The overall objective of the project is to position Europe internationally as an integral destination of quality and excellence for cultural tourism, by promoting its most charming rural villages and making the most of Cultural and creative Industries (CCI) and technologies to provide an unforgettable experience for visitors.

 

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ENI CBC MED Thematic objective: A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
Sircles - Supporting Circular Economy Opportunities for Employment and Social Inclusion
01-2021
Priority: A.3.1 Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women
EU GRANT: 3,400,000 EUR
Project leader
Agència de Residus de Catalunya (ES)
Project partners
TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT LABOUR INSERTION COMPANY (ES), NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (GR), ORGANIZATION EARTH (GR), House of Water and Environment (PS), EDAMA Association for Energy, Water and Environment (JO), Rene Moawad Foundation (LB), Tunisia ECOTOURISM (TN), Italian Composting and Biogas Association (IT), PIN S.c.r.l. Scientific and Educational Services for the University of Florence (IT).
Description

The high rate of youth unemployment, in particular NEETs and women, in the Mediterranean basin has economic and social consequences that are not specific to one country, but rather impact all Mediterranean countries. These groups share common challenges like lack of education, unequal access to education and employment, mismatch of their skills with the needs of the labour market, and they suffer a difficult transition from school to work.  SIRCLES partners want to explore new employment opportunities by applying the circular economy model applied to the biowaste sector. The project will mainly focus on developing new capacities oriented to business development and separation, collection, composting and agriculture processes. The training will be tested through 7 pilot projects that address the hotel, food retail and household sectors, adjusted to the diverse local contexts of each territory involved in the project. Consequently, SIRCLES will contribute to the creation of green jobs by involving the most vulnerable sectors of the population and supporting environmental sustainability.

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ConnECT - Favorecer la mobilidad de los habitantes del Espacio Catalán Transfronterizo
01-2018 a 01-2021
EU GRANT: 1,105,000 EUR
Project leader
Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat
Project partners
Description

ConnECT aims to develop the mobility on catalan cross-border area, including Girona and the Pyrénées-Orientales territory by structuring a real sustainable public transport service, efficient, adapted, without anyinterruption of public service or constraints linked to the border.The main lines of work will responde to several key issues of the territory by optimizing the use of the existing transport offer, providing easy accessto information and additional cross-border connections to meet the needs of specific groups of the population (target groups).

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INTERREG IVC
I4W-Innovation for Welfare
10-2008 a 08-2020
EU GRANT: 3,788,436 EUR
Project leader
Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIO) (ES)
Project partners
Center for the technological development, energy and competitiveness of the Lombard Small- and medium-sized enterprises (IT), Provincie noord-brabant (NL), Regional Development Agency of South Bohemia RERA a.s. (CZ), Austrian Technology and Marketing company (AT), Tartu Science Park (EE)
Description

Innovation 4 Welfare brought together policymakers, knowledge providers, economic and social intermediaries and health institutions, implementing projects and policies across six regions. These stakeholders shared exchanged, transferred and implemented good practices and made efforts to renew the regional policy agenda. The six regions had the challenge to work on issues in the following application fields:
- Services and products for special target groups (like elderly people);
- Accessibility, mobility and smart homes;
- Medical and home care systems;
- Safety and security.
In these application fields technical solutions within ICT, food- and bio-technology, advanced materials and design have been applied.

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Erasmus+ Sport
INNOVATIVE CLUBS FOR DUAL CAREERS (IC/DC)
01-2016 a 03-2020
Collaborative Partnerships
EU GRANT: 402,407 EUR
Project leader
CLUB NATACIO BANYOLES
Project partners
ISTITUTO PER LA RICERCA SOCIALE SCARL (IT) , PERPIGNAN AVIRON 66 (FR) , STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM (NL) , VELASKI KLUB BLED (SI)
Description

The objective of this project is to develop an innovative club-based pilot programme to support Dual Careers that facilitates an optimal combination of high-quality training and education to young athletes practicing water sports, namely canoeing, rowing and swimming.
The Programme will target athletes between 14 and 21 years old, a critical age in which athletic, academic, psycho-social and professional transitions take place.
In total, 100 athletes coming from the three partnering clubs will directly be involved in the testing of the pilot programme.
Athletes will be supported by different experts coordinated by the Dual Career Case Manager (DCCM) as a key figure to integrate medical, psychological, educational and other support services that will be provided by clubs (further information about this profile is available below in this section).
The main aim is to combine a successful educational and sporting career of athletes by bringing them the right supporting services from their own clubs, and hence contributing that at a later stage of life they keep a balance between sports training and employment.
The project directly contributes to the EU Dual Careers strategy, by designing pilot initiatives, testing them, gathering lessons learned and finally disseminating them to the most relevant European audience. Actions proposed are deeply inspired and aligned with the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers.

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Interreg SUDOE
INTER-TEX - Common strategy to foster SME internationalisation in the textile and clothing sector in SUDOE territory
07-2016 a 12-2019
EU GRANT: 974,845 EUR
Project leader
Igualada City Council
Project partners
ADRAVE – Agencia Regional de Desarrollo Vale do Ave (PT); ATP – Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal (PT); ACCIÓ Competitiveness Agency of the Catalan Government (ES); ATEVAL - Asociación de Empresarios Textiles de la Comunidad Valenciana (ES); COINTEGA - Confederación de Industrias Textiles Gallegas (ES); MODACC - Clúster de la moda de Cataluña (ES), UITSUD - Unión de Industrias Textiles del Sur, (FR)
Description

SMEs in the textile - clothing sector of the SUDOE area share difficulties in internationalizing their products that need to be faced together: low cross-sectoral and inter-sectoral cooperation, limited resources and the difficulty of identifying opportunities in foreign markets due to the small size of the companies.
INTER-TEX promotes the joint internationalization of SMEs in the sector, boosting the supply and demand between the territories, activating trade cooperation initiatives and creating new transnational value chains.

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