Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities

The project “Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities” present at Regional Funds Week, December 6-10, 2021

Between December 6 and 10, 2021, the project “Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities” presents its results for the first year of implementation. The project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norwegian Grants.

On December 7, starting at 11:45 CET, the partners hosted a round table where we presented the objectives and the partners involved in the project. During the event, there was a streamed live sports event organized by Special Olympics Romania for children with and without developmental disabilities. In the second part of the event, were presented solutions by which the barriers imposed by the restrictions of the covid pandemic regarding the events dedicated to families with children and young people with intellectual disabilities were overcome. Such an international exchange of experience gives each of the partners involved in the project the opportunity to readjust their strategy in order to contribute to the achievement of the project objectives.

„Social inclusion doesn’t just happen when you put children with and without disabilities together in the same room. We must rely on our expert coaches who are so dedicated and able to implement the best training practices to make this happen,” has declared Maureen Clarke, Senior Manager – Program Innovations & Development SOEE.

The Regional Funds Week 2021 event is organized by the EEA and Norway Grants, and promotes international projects with a focus on social inclusion, environmental protection and other crucial cross-country themes.

The project “Inclusion through sport for children with developmental disabilities” is implemented by Motivation Romania Foundation in partnership with Special Olympics Romania, Special Olympics Iceland, Special Olympics Slovakia, Special Olympics Lithuania, Special Olympics Bosnia and Herzegovina, Special Olympics Montenegro, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Foundation and the University of Physical Education in Poznan.

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