The coordinator and the two partners in the Erasmus+ sport project: “InnoSkills through Sport” [621999-EPP-1-2020-1-BG-SPO-SSCP] conducted a 3-day event, dedicated to the European Week of Sport 2022, between 28th and 30th of September in Bankya and Ivanyane, Sofia, Bulgaria. The event included sport competitions games and a Round table, intituled: “S-P-O-R-T: Social Participation Opportunities Realized by Teenagers”.
The 15 participants- 5 from Association “Sport Club Comac Sport”, Sofia, Bulgaria; 5 from Salas vidusskola – Sala, Latvia and 5 from the Association for Macedonian-Bulgarian Friendship” (AMBF) – Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia (RNM), took part in this event by having discussions on Education through Sport [ETS], the project intellectual outputs and the skills of the future. For better mutual understanding the first part of the event was for all participants on the round table to share good practices and examples on how much impact the sport brings them as a tool for personal, educational and professional development. Another important aspect of their discussion was the importance of the so called transversal skills acquired through sport for the health and wellbeing of young people.
The program continued with interactive presentation related to the Handbook ,,Innoskills Through Sport “ . Panel discussions were held on the development of both EntreComp skills and skills of the future among youth, practical examples and guidelines to assist teachers, trainers and coaches in building those skills through sport in teenagers.
The new methodology elaborated within the project is aimed at matching the 15 key EntreComp competences with the skills of the future through ETS. The 15 EntreComp competences that, together, make up the building blocks of the entrepreneurship as a competence for all citizens are: 1. Spotting opportunities; 2. Creativity; 3. Vision; 4. Valuing ideas; 5. Ethical and sustainable thinking; 6. Self-awareness and self-efficacy; 7. Motivation and perseverance; 8. Mobilizing resources; 9. Financial and economic literacy; 10. Mobilizing and inspiring others; 11. Taking the initiative; 12. Planning and management; 13. Coping with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk; 14. Working with others; and 15. Learning through experience.
By implementing the education through sport approach [ETS] it was found a fun way to incorporate the variety of sports by playing games and filming video tutorials for teenage students and also teachers, coaches and youth workers.
Eventually, the educational video will be finalized by the IT specialist involved in the project, and uploaded on the educational online platform. They will feature the inspiring examples of the young students, teachers, coaches and youth workers that will highlight the importance of sports for their careers.