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„North-East ParaSport Exchange. Effective management, good governance and human resource development in ParaSport“ (ParaX)

  • Organisation: Sport university – German Sport University Cologne
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: Jan 2014 – June 2015
  • Scope: European project involving the German Sport University Cologne (as leader) and National Olympic Committee from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden as well as Mykolas Romeris University and SPIN Sport Innovation

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: 2013 Preparatory Action: European Partnership on Sports (open call for proposals EAC/S03/2013)

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): As its primary objective the proposed project tried to facilitate the development of ParaSport in Europe and to help establishing professional structures with a focus on the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs). A structured mobility scheme for staff and volunteers was developed and employed to link the Baltic Paralympic Committees to their Nordic counterparts.
The project aims to offer insight into a variety of good practices. All partners got the possibility to thrive from experiences of the other partners and to mutually exchange ideas to strengthen ParaSport in the region of north-eastern Europe. ParaX focused on effective management, good governance, human resource management, communication, networking and leadership.

Target: Baltic and Nordic National Paralympic Committees.

Main results: Network of cooperation and exchange of good practice + sustainable mobility scheme for staff and volunteers

Factors of success: Cooperation between relevant and knowledgeable organisations – will to exchange on the development of the sub-sector.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: Dr. Mark Ludwig, Project Manager (Institute of Communication and Media Research – German Sport University Cologne), ludwignospam-dshs-koeln.de, Phone: +49 221 4982-6230

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