Partners of the Erasmus+ supported project Smart Sport on dual career and innovative technologies met in Magdeburg, Germany on June 11 and 12, 2018.
The meeting was hosted by the Otto-von-Guericke University. Main aim of the meeting was to have an exchange of good practices and presentation of the online education modules and tools concept, which are key for implementation of the project.
The partners presented preliminary results from feasibility study on good practices of dual careers for athletes (DCA) in Europe, the researchers participating at the development of the training modules presented a preliminary report on their work, as well as identified innovative sports technologies, which will be the basis for the educational content of the project.
Participants also reviewed the platform which is being developed to showcase good practice examples, and looked into communication strategy to raise awareness of the project and engage partners and supporters of the project.
The Smart Sport project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and is lead by the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BUL). Partners consortium is composed also by 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 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.
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