The Smart Sport project, funded under the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, kicked off with a partners meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, on January 18 and 19, 2018. The 2-year project supports the implementation of the dual career guidelines, embracing sport and education, linking them to the business sector, especially focusing on smart technologies.
Within the project, online educational modules for elite athletes and coaches will be developed, aimed at enhancing their knowledge of innovative and smart technologies, their technological skills and its uses. An online platform will also be created, showcasing good practices and policies for dual careers of elite athletes and connecting business, sports professionals and athletes.
The project is headed by the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BUL) and partners include the Institute of Sports Sciences at the University of Vienna (AUT), the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (GER), the Macedonian Olympic Committee (MKD) and the EUSA Institute (SLO). The meeting was accompanied by a press conference, opened by the Secretary General of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, attended also by a few Olympic athletes.
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