MOVE- Movement Valorize Europe
MOVE- Movement Valorize Europe- New skills for trainers comes from the awareness that amateur sport is an increasingly important economic sector in Europe and training of operators active in this field could be strategic.
Sport professionals are crucial for issues as psychophysical wellbeing of the population and social inclusion, thus almost representing a sort of “hinge” between educational, health and social systems.
The main objective of MOVE is that of designing, through a process of research and analysis, Competence Learning Units in order to strengthen strategic and cross-sectional competence dimensions (such as relational, multicultural, that of empowerment and resilience, etc.) of the different professional figures (coaches, teachers, trainers, sports managers, operators, etc.) regardless of their specific sport discipline.
For this reason, MOVE has built a partnership (Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Poland) between national sports associations, universities and VET providers, thus including various approaches and experiences.
The main objectives of MOVE activities are:
to qualify the training offer for sport operators introducing the theme of competences;
to improve the ability of professionals to appreciate the needs of the people they work with
to enhance the potential of the sport sector to influence the wellness of people;
to contribute to the acknowledgment of titles and qualifications in Europe; and to increase trust between the different systems.
The added value of the partnership is given by the fact that sports associations are at the same time locally rooted, very important in terms of employment and also act as training agencies.
This is why MOVE will be able to involve in its activities 300 professionals and 600 people, with a special attention to those under 29 and over 55 years of age. These are the two main target groups that will be involved through interviews, questionnaires and focus groups in the activities for building and evaluating the Outputs.
The main activities will be developed following a stepwise approach. A first step will be gathering the needs for training and competences through sport operators in the four national contexts. This step will produce a report: European Competences Activation. The strategic role of sport professionals in the processes of social inclusion.
A second output, MOVE Competence Learning Units, will be made with the collection of the views of the people already involved in sports (that is, that do sport activity) and the views of people that represent a potential target to be reached and that are not yet involved in any sport activity. Through such contributions a first draft will be made in which the gathered area of competences will be presented and organized according to a model of training, supported by tools and methodologies.
All partner countries will be involved in the plan of Competence Learning Units, in order to make the project work a concrete moment of learning for each team and in order to strengthen their ability to use these units in their daily life.
The next Output, MOVE CLUs Methodology Users Guide, will be built on the results deriving from testing the CLUs in the various national systems. Results, comments and feedback from participants will help finalize the final model, the set of tools connected to the training and methodological notes. This output will contain all notes and operating tools to transfer MOVE CLUs into other contexts, countries and situations.
For this aim, a proper communication will be given the due attention; communication has to be suited also for trainers who are not familiars with learning skills. The exchange, comparison and co-assessment with stakeholders at the national level in each of the partner countries complement the capacity of MOVE to realize Competence Learning Units that are innovative, effective and transferable.
MOVE aims at achieving outcomes that can contribute to increase the value of VET tools in Europe; for achieving these outcomes, MOVE can rely on the impacting power of its partnership which comprises an important number of people (sports associations and universities) also outside national borders; in addition, the networks of the partnership are capable of disseminating and promoting the MOVE CLUs at European level.
To support the project, a web platform will be set up; this will help interacting with the different targets during MOVE life-cycle, and it will continue to multiply and spread outputs over the long term, continuing to keep the debate about the topic of training between partners and stakeholders alive.
ACTIVITIES FOR OUTPUT 1
1° Meeting in Patras - 10-11 December 2015
Exchange and sharing of the goals, actions and project time schedule. In-depth analysis on administrative aspects for economic budgeting. Presentation of the paper "Competence Pattern for Sport".
Elaboration of the National Paper (of each partner country) on training systems and needs of sport coaches at educational level.
Elaboration of a guidance paper of the Template research.
Elaboration of the questionnaires.
Country research on training needs of sport instructors from each participating country.
Administration country of questionnaires to sport operators in each partner country, part of which to key stakeholders of training policies (decision-makers, universities, etc.) according to the following:
- Bulgaria n. 60 questionnaires
- Greece n. 60 questionnaires
- Italy n. 90 questionnaires
- Poland n. 90 questionnaires
Country Report with the data emerged by the Research and by the data elaborated in the questionnaires.
Skype meetings. Exchange and sharing ideas on the project actions.
Realization of a final report including all country reports elaborated by partner countries.
Realization of the intellectual output "COMPETENCES FOR ACTIVATION" by the Bulgarian partners.
ACTIVITIES FOR OUTPUT 2
2° Meeting in Poland - 28-29 September 2016
Definition of questionnaire 2 directed to young and elderly people who do or do not do sport.
Administration of questionnaire 2 to the project beneficiaries (young/elderly) who do or do not do sport according to the following:
- Bulgaria n. 100 questionnaires (50 to athletes/50 to non-athletes)
- Greece n. 100 questionnaires (50 to athletes/50 to non-athletes)
- Italy n. 200 questionnaires (100 to athletes/100 to non-athletes)
- Poland n. 200 questionnaires (100 to athletes/100 to non-athletes)
Country report on the data of the questionnaire and production in English of the country report to the Polish partner.
Realization of the intellectual output "MOVE COMPETENCES LEARNING UNIT" by the Polish partner.
Participation of the partners in Skype meetings. Sharing ideas on the training model proposal formulated by the Italian partner.
ACTIVITIES FOR OUTPUT 3
3° Meeting in Bulgaria March 2017
Exchange on the draft training model produced by Università Roma Tre and contingent proposed changes.
Experimentation of the training model elaborated by each partner country with at least 10 students, among which:
- methodological consistency and training innovation
- compliance of the model with the training systems of each partner country
- appraisal of the learning outcomes
The evaluation questionnaires forwarded by the participants in the training model related to their video testimony, will contribute to defining a learning strategy, whose methodology will result to be effective and transferrable.
Realization of the intellectual output "MOVE CLU METHODOLOGY USER'S GUIDE" by People (IT).
ACTIVITIES FOR OUTPUT 4
Realization of a Collaborative Platform by CSEN (IT).
The Platform aims to encourage the diffusion of the project and its results to a large public at both national and European level, and intends to be an open tool to ease collaboration among the partners.
The Web Platform:
-encourages the exchange and collection of information
-manages the diffusion of the questionnaires to ease the broadest participation of beneficiaries as possible
-welcomes external contributions from other European countries
-fosters the Communication Plan
-enables to upload/download the project documents
-published photos and videos of the various project activities
One section of the Web Platform will be dedicated to the hyperlinks of merit of the entire partnership, to the institutional web sites of the partner countries, to web sites concerning the sector.