Nowadays, teenagers often overlook the importance of grassroots sports and physical activity, which leads to various health and social problems. At the same time, sports volunteering is still an undervalued concept, especially in the post-soviet countries.
To jointly tackle these problems, 6 sports-oriented organisations from Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Greece and Italy are carrying out a project – “Train with Brain” (TwB), which aims to reaffirm the importance of grassroots sports & sports volunteering in an international environment.
The main objective of the project is to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through grassroots sports. TwB in brief:
- a total duration of 12 months (from Jan, 2017)
- main activities hosted in Lithuania, as well as online in all the project countries (may be seen below)
- main target groups of the project are: 1) teenagers with fewer opportunities; 2) young sports volunteers; and 3) sports organizations and NGOs within the project countries and beyond
PlatformIt will include international sports camps and volunteering opportunities and special methodology on how to host such camps.
Training7 days training for 12 international sports volunteers. More »
CompetitionOnline Grassroots Sports Creation Contest with at least 30 participants from project countries expected. Read more »
CampInternational Grassroots Sports Camp for underprivileged youngsters (10 days with 30 teenagers aged 12-15).
Badge“Mindful Sports Badge” creation and nomination for socially responsible sports organizations. Read more »