Coordinator: KARGENC CLUB (Karasu Genclik, Sanat ve Spor Kulubu Dernegi)


Our Association was established in Karasu of Sakarya City in the sixth December of 2010 as a youth association. It consists of volunteer teachers, students and young people. The main purpose of our association is to encourage young people to have healthy living activities, to keep them away from bad habits, to support their inclusion in the decision-making process, and an active and responsive social environment. Besides, we try to create an atmosphere that young people can feel creative, free, and pleased in order to keep them away from the environment with full of bad examples and role models, and we support young people to discover their own abilities.


As an association, we provide art, theater, music, and sports courses for young people and students. We also organize events such as street festivals, cultural visits, exhibitions, collaborated meetings, music, and dance organizations with volunteer charities. We even take the support of local people and families to create a bigger effect on these matters.  At the same time, we are conducting studies that guide young people towards their talents. In cooperation with the Karasu Municipality, we organize hiking and anti-obesity activities.


Our Interests:

Sport Injuries:

Sport injuries are inevitable during a sport activity, so this situation makes us take into consideration injuries for better sport activities. In cooperation with Sakarya Provincial Directorate of National Education, we provide trainings about sport injuries for Physical Education Teachers and coaches who work with kids and young people. We keep statistics of sport injuries of young people together with Physical Education Teachers by following tournaments realized at the school. 

Healthy life and being active:

We accept the truth that obesity and inactivity are the biggest threats for humanity and main reasons for many illnesses. For this reason, we try to create an environment that encourages young people to do exercise and we want them to gain natural dietary habits. Every year we organize beach volleyball and beach soccer tournaments in cooperation with Karasu Municipality. Moreover, we help young people to avoid inactivity with hiking, traditional food days, village visits and awareness works, and we prevent the overuse of electronic devices that lead young people to many health problems. 

Social Inclusion:

We organize tournaments for all people in our province. These tournaments help young people who don’t have opportunity to do sport reach sport activities; and the tournaments gather together people from the different segments of society. We organized some Erasmus+ Youth projects (Include Me, Dance Against Strangeness, Creative Inclusion, Explorando…) related with refugees and integration of young people with fewer opportunities (via art, sport, dance…). 

Traditional Games:

We are interested in traditional games and we organize street festivals to play traditional games for kids in the local area. Also, we organize some activities related with traditional games in cooperation with Directorate of National Education to keep young people active in the social life. We explore traditional games and give some training to teachers in the primary schools. Related with traditional games, we are implementing Erasmus+ sport project named ‘Traditional Games are Meeting’.

Sport teams:

Our association is active in amateur sports, and every year we attend International Euroijada Sports Games, which 20 countries attend. We have active teams in basketball, futsal and volleyball.

Sports in Education:

Our association works in cooperation with Sakarya Provincial Directorate of National Education. Plans alternative trainings especially for children. In this context, it primarily works with Physical Education teachers.


Environment and Recycling:

Furthermore, we produce creative artistic products from recycled materials and we organize an exhibition from these products in the region which is separated as recycling street in the city park in Karasu.  We encourage young people ad students to protect the beauty of Karasu, which is famous for a long beach, with support of Karasu Municipality. We do cleaning activities on the coast of Karasu and walking activities in Acarlar Longozu, which is a floodplain forest, with teachers and young people in our association. We work on posters and panels about environmental clean-up and recycling in the schools. We prepare service papers that draw attention to environmental cleanliness and recycling with our young people in our association and we try to raise public awareness by distributing them to the restaurants in the city.




Partner 1: Rijeka Sport’s Association, Croatia


Rijeka Sport’s Association, allying all sporting clubs within the City of Rijeka, in accordance with art.48 of Sports Act, is the promoter of the Programme of public sports programme co-funding in the City of Rijeka, which is presented through the City administration department for sports and technical culture to the government of the City of Rijeka and to the City Council of Rijeka for adoption.

According to the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, the local Government is obliged to foster the development of sports; to this end, funds are allocated out of the City of Rijeka annual budget for sporting activities co-funding and the City government’s commitment in this respect is clearly expressed in the Programme of public sports programme co-funding.

Pursuant to art. 48 para 3 of Sports Act, sport association have the following basic duties:

•          coordinate their members’ activities, foster and promote sports in accordance with the National sports development programme, specifically sports for children, youth, students and the disabled

•          propose programmes of public sports programme co-funding and take part in their development

•          be responsible for categorized sportsmen and make provisions for the implementation of their rights within the scope and in the manner to be governed by their internal rules

•          foster professional work in sports

•          take active part in arrangements for important international sports events

•          cooperate with Croatian Olympic Committee, Croatian Paralympic Committee and Croatian Deaf People’s Sporting Society

•          cooperate with the City of Rijeka, specifically with the City administration department for sports and technical culture

•          take active part in the development of criteria for utilization of sporting facilities and school sports halls by clubs within the City of Rijeka.


Sport is known to contribute largely to public health, to education in wider sense and to economic development of society as a whole, in addition to contributing to human relationships in general. Going in for sports, fostering promotion through sports events and through top achievements represent good motivation for investments in sports in any progress-oriented community.

Sport activities are based on one’s own free will, yet they represent a civilizational achievement based on human co-funding and abilities, ethical and moral principles and scientific understanding.

Sports are therefore categorized within public services of special interest for both the city and the state.



The programme is aimed at establishing and developing extracurricular activities for children and school and university students.

Its target is to invest in the development of sports for children and youth and to carry out a segment of the physical education and hygiene programme.

Programmes of extracurricular activities for children and school and university students are carried out within several categories:

1.         Pre-school children included in the programme toward the Kindergartens Olympic Festival

2.         Elementary and secondary school students included in the programme toward school competitions

3.         Co-funding of activities performed by the Academic Rijeka’s Sports Association


Partner 2: Bulgarian Sports Development Association, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Sports Development Association was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to the development of Bulgarian sport and improving sporting culture in Bulgaria! 


Main priorities of BSDA: 

•          * Reviving sport culture;       •          * Volunteering in sport; 

•          * Education through and in sport;    * Good governance in sport;

•          * Integration through sport; * Skills of the future and entrepreneurship. 


As sport is about ambition, emotion and inspiration initiated by the people for the people, the sector should be based on the personal convictions of decision-makers for integrity, dedication and fairness as well as on the principles of “fair play”, team-work, discipline, equal start and non-discrimination. We believe that sport should be part of a modern life of children and young people and should transmit in them all those values and support their use in all aspects of life. Sport is also be a excellent way to prevent many of the problems with young people such as social exclusion, violence, crime and addictions.  



Our team is motivated, creative and full of innovative spirit that works for development of Bulgarian sport and enhance the sport culture in Bulgaria with a desire and motivation. BSDA membership is voluntary and the association involve both physical and legal persons who are willing to help sport development with time, ideas, effort or financial support. We also organize different events in the areas of: entrepreneurship, citizenship and active society. The team of the organization consists of professionals from different fields as: sport experts, media specialists, tourism and hospitality, education, marketing  and others.


Our main goals are: 

1. Sustainable development of physical education and sport in Bulgaria; 2. Develop different strategies and programs for sport tourism. 3. Development, application, implementation and coordination of national, municipal, government, European, international and other projects and programs for development of sport, sports facilities and physical education; 4. Improving the health, physical condition and sports culture of the nation, concerning youth problems as a priority; 5. Optimization and mobilizing human and material potential in sport and personal development; 6. Creating an enabling environment for sustainable and efficient management and entrepreneurship in sport and tourism; 7. Development of education in physical culture and sport and through sport, and informal continuing education in the field of sport, professional development, business and entrepreneurship; 8. Protection of children, youth, professional athletes, coaches, sports figures and sports organizations; 9. Develop, Stimulate entrepreneurship and personal development of the youngsters; 10. Development of prevention through sport. 


Full member of ISCA – International sport and culture association, World Sport Pacific Federation and National Patient Organization Confederation "Health Protection" - Bulgaria. Represented at: 

•          National Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria - Commission on cooperation with NGOs and citizens' complaints (April 2015 – present) - Representative in Public Council - sector "Physical Education and sports".

•          Founder of representative body the NGO Forum for support of Bulgarian presidency 2018 (March 2017 - present); 

•          BSDA has been between first 32 organizations in Europe, that signed the launched from Commissioner Tibor Navracsics pledge of good governance in sport during Sport Forum 2017 in Malta. (March 2017); 

•          Part of Public Council on youth issues to the Minister of youth and sport in Bulgaria (December 2017 – present). 


Recognition and awards: 

•          "European Everyday of Sport" project has been selected as a success story and good practice by Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission in July 2018; 

•          “Vitamin S(port)” project has been awarded with “Quality sign” by the National agency Erasmus+ of Bulgaria in December 2018; 

•          Bulgarian sports development association has received award by ProSport Foundation for overall contribution for broadening access to sport in Bulgaria in the category “Civil organization” – December 2018.  


Partner 3: Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Margherita Sport e Vita Basket, Italy


For some sports is a form of leisure for other means to improve their well-being. But for us the sport is the best recipe for life. We are a group of committed and creative way of being active enthusiasts who put all their energy in order to do sports in Margherita di Savoia (IT) getting better. Asd Margherita Sports and Vita (MSV) has been appointed to carry out one of the most important missions of any modern city; to create conditions for the development of the sports activity of the Inhabitants of Margherita of Savoia and its surrounding territory. It's located in Southern Italy at 75 km from Bari capital region. It's inhabited by 12.500 inhabitants and during the spring/summer season is an tourist destination for family and kids for seaside and thermals; famous for being placed inside Salt basins most largest in Europe, the same salt harvest is one of the main productive wealth of the territory exported all over the world. Every year, we implement various projects to enjoy this sport with thousands of young athletes from 5 to 18 years. We organize events bring many fans of physical activity especially in the growth of the cultures of youth basketball. We organize thousands free recreational activities, all of which can benefit everyone, regardless of age or ability. We are equipped with urban infrastructure outdoor/ indoor, thus creating aesthetic and functional space for sports. We realize international projects allow us to exchange experience with major European countries. Constantly we face popularize sports Margherita di Savoia, Italy and in the world. Consequently, we develop the desire to make our wonderful city famous for its natural beauties and modern thermal bathing facilities, a place where the beauty of the idea of the sports and tourism operated on both the grand arenas, and right next to us in the urban space.


Main Objective

 - Promote voluntary activity in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities

and awareness of the importance of physical activity that improves health through greater participation and equitable access to sport for all.

-The contribution to the regional development and the widening of opportunities for the local community. In this frame, our sector of activity include all aspects that are related with the viable growth, the trans-regional collaboration, professional training and the social cohesion.

-Contribution to the preparation of analyses and studies for the training of teachers and students through inter-school partnerships; probing activities and cooperation between trainers of the Italian Basketball Federation and Basketball school teachers encouraging Dual Career between the Athletes.

-Introduction, planning and management of new proposals that are subsidized by the EU or by other European and international organisms.

-Realization of programs of prevention and information that aim to the achievement of the welfare state, for the support and reconstruction of basic social institutions as the family, the educational community, etc.

-Development of studies, provision of educational support to vulnerable social groups, enterprises, educational and administrative staff, aiming at the promotion of scientific knowledge sports, pedagogic and social research.

-Development of methods to create the well-being of people with Intellectual disabilities and functional recovery.

-Organization of seminars and debates in the field of school, Sport and Youth nutrition.

MSV Basket aims to explore the concept of diversity seen as a wealth, observing how our countries behave differently in the face of so much discussed topics such as discrimination, exclusion, marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees). The idea is to promote social inclusion by limiting intolerance. It will be an excellent opportunity to share tour ideas, starting from what you see in your country, and comparing them with of other participants. There will be

opportunities to think and to create Europe-wide projects together.

Building Powerful Communities:

collaboration with international partners to back the construction of powerful communities. We follow aims to like combat childhood obesity among European countries with the highest percentages, where  the lack of policies on sport and inappropriate eating habits, affecting the physical and mental growth of the Childs by helping thousands of children and their parents in dealing a life filter more balanced. We also try to break down the barriers of intellectual disability, cognitive and functional to try to accompany the normal practices inclusive through youth basketball the main socio-inclusive conditions in everyday life.

Healthy lifestyle roadshow:

helping people in the most disadvantaged and at-risk areas into the EU countries to find out if they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular pathologies.

Mentoring Scheme:

we desire to run a mentoring program, using world-class athletes to inspire and empower families to be fitter, healthier and happier.

Scientific Objectives:

we propose the creation of a specialized center of excellence in trans-disciplinary, the science systemsoriented research and training to understand, prevent & control childhood obesity. The Centre will include epidemiological research, evaluation or research intervention on the environment or politics, and science education systems as part of capacity-building.



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