Health Life Academy Association in partnership with Association Europeenne De Jeux Et Sports Traditionnels (The European Association for Traditional Sports and Games) and Istarski Pljočkarski Savez (IPS) has established cooperation in order to develop new forms of sport programs related to traditional sports by connecting different age groups and diverse level of physical and intellectual development through traditional values, culture and sport.
The main project idea is general popularization and promotion of traditional activities, sports and culture for people of all ages and levels of physical and mental ability.
The general objective of the project is to promote physical activity through sports programs related to traditional games and culture and thus establish new exercising methods that will encourage international and intergenerational cooperation, and raise public awareness of the importance social inclusion. Project seeks to promote equal opportunities and access to all persons (including persons with disabilities) for participating in sport activities. Moreover, it emphasizes the importance of providing sport activities that are structured in a way that enable engagement of all participants by fulfilling their basic psychological and physical needs.
Sports recreation is of exceptional value because of its principles which are based primarily on the adaptation of all sports facilities, physical activity and exercise to individuals, their needs and capabilities. Sport and physical activity are extremely stimulating for the purpose of social inclusion of children and people with disabilities through involvement in sports and recreational activities. When it comes to health of persons, especially children and people with disabilities, proper physical activity is irreplaceable. Also, sport activities connect people from all over the world by providing a platform where everyone can share their cultural values and tradition.
Specific objectives include:
– Developing and integrating new sport programs consisted of existing rules and adaptive rules that would make sport activities accessible to everyone;
– Establishment of international platform for exchanging cultural knowledge and traditional values;
– Increasing participation of young people in traditional sports and social inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities;