Our project was closely connected to the European policies in the field of sport, as following:
1. Small Collaborative Partnerships aims:
- encouraged the participation in kayak activities as method to develop competences of everyone who has a good health condition, contributing to social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
- contributed to the mobility of the staff organisations to exchange good practices and create a structured guide in order to promote kayaking as a learning method in the three partner countries;
- promoted education in and through sport with special focus on the 8 key competences by involving practitioners, volunteers and managers in drafting the methodology, structure, content and materials for the guide “Core skills through kayaking”.
2. EU Work Plan for Sport 2017-2020:
- ensured through cross-sectoral cooperation, the awareness of other EU policy domains of the contribution that sport can make in meeting the policy challenges facing the EU, like the need of young people and adults to develop key competences in today’s society;
- addressed transnational challenges using a coordinated European approach, all the four organisations facing the same problem and having a common opportunity by promoting kayak on Danube as a non-formal method to develop the 8 key competences;
- promoted a cooperative and concerted approach among Member States and other relevant stakeholders, to provide added value in the field of sport at EU level over the longer term by creating the guide “Core skills through kayaking” from which other organisations and sport clubs will benefit freely;
- promoted the relationship between education and sport, using kayaking as an educational method to develop the 8 key competences.
3. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS:
1.2. The EU’s added value in the field of sport - encouraged the collaboration and synergy between sport professionals, organisations from EU, youth workers, educational institutions; as well as promoted sport as an important factor in developing teamwork, intercultural learning, fair play and responsibility;
2.2. Education, training and qualifications in sport – fostered the collaboration between sport organisation and educational institutions, each partner establishing 2 schools interested in promoting kayaking to their pupils;
2.4. Enhancing health through sport – promoted healthy lifestyles among young people and target groups through physical education and physical activity.