Traditional Sport Games for All
Topic: Innovative Sport
Request: Concept Note
Duration: 10 years
Brief Description: Traditional Sport Games for all strives towards general popularization and promotion of traditional sports and culture among young people and people with disabilities.
The general goal of the project is to promote physical activity through sports programs related to traditional sport games and at the same time establish new / old methods of exercising that will encourage intergenerational cooperation and raise public awareness of the importance of social inclusion in society.
Traditional Sport Games for All aims to exchange knowledge between sport organizations, federations and participants on the physical and cultural value of traditional sports as well as importance of engaging in sport activities together without distinction or marginalization. It also promotes new forms of practicing sport and physical activity through various traditional sports with rule adaptations and innovations. From a social perspective, sport can be seen as an open and inclusive activity where people can develop personal and social competences. Sport provides an arena for the development of social skills such as cooperation, socialization and intergroup relations.
Through the project idea it is intended to create an effective sports program with new innovative and creative ideas, bringing together a variety of organizations, cultures, traditions and values in one unique sport activity. The most important value will be the international and intergenerational connection between participants and attracting more persons to engage in traditional sport activities. Project will have impact on participants both during and after the engagement into sport activity. During the sport activity participants will improve their energy, psychological well-being and quality of life, but also experience different traditions and culture.
Lastly, such project idea could ignite even more sport activity ideas based on different traditional sports, culture and values. Both differences and similarities in traditions and cultural values can be displayed through sport activities and it can be the foundation of new friendships, cooperation and associations.