The project "Aurora - Sport. School. Life." aims to develop and promote a strong culture and ethics based on principles of good governance, and to implement those principles in everyday functioning of sport clubs in Europe.
The project focuses on education of athletes in the fields of nutrition, training and management.
The project adopts a bottom-up concept in designing the learning process, and a learning-by-doing teaching approach. This innovative aspect translates into 3 main elements: localized introductory workshops, e-learning sessions as a core education activity and a traineeship in a sport organisation.
Four sport clubs will take part in Aurora, each of them brings into the project either a success story, a rich history and experience or the sheer enthusiasm of grassroots. There is a strong demand for this kind of projects with small not-professional clubs, due to basic lack of skills among clubs' managers who are usually volunteers without any professional background.
The target groups are athletes and other club members, and indirectly other interested sport bodies.
The project objectives include education of athletes and sport club members, development of their skills and knowledge in areas critical for sustainable development of sport clubs.
Second objective is promotion of the concept and practices of good governance in sports in Europe, and the third is development of a stronger cooperation among related European sport clubs, in order to support the institutionalized exchange of experiences and knowledge. At the end of the project, the participants will be able to manage a sport club independently and replicate the results in any future situation.
Additionally, the project will produce a web platform that will make available all e-learning material, applications, documents and solutions for routine tasks of a non-professional sport club.Aurora is the name of the project, as it recalls the dawn. The dawn of a new culture in sport, school, life.