Developing Academic Education Tools and Methods of Traditional Sports and Games


Project Type: Erasmus+ KA220-YOU

Granting Organization: Turkish National Agency and European Commission

Project No: 2021-1-TR01-KA220-YOU-000029315

Project Partner Organizations: World Ethnosport Confederation (Turkey), TtB (Norway), BRAVO (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Asociacija Aktyvistai (Lithuania), Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University (Turkey), Istanbul Milli Egitim Mudurlugu (Turkey)

TPM-1 Kick-off Meeting Report

Event Date: 18.04.2023-19.04.2023

Event Location: World Ethnosport Confederation - Istanbul, Turkey

On 19th April, the Kick-off Meeting (TPM-1) of our project titled "Developing Academic Education Tools and Methods of Traditional Sports and Games for Youth" was successfully held at the World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) Headquarters in Istanbul. The event was attended by representatives from project partner organizations from Lithuania, Norway, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meeting started with the registration of participants and the opening of the event. The project partners and participants introduced themselves and shared their expectations for the project. This was followed by a comprehensive presentation outlining the project objectives, goals, and key work packages. After a short break with coffee and tea, the work packages were discussed in detail, and the responsibilities were distributed among the partner organizations. The project schedule, important dates, and processes were determined and agreed upon by all partners. The meeting continued with discussions on communication, dissemination, reporting, and evaluation procedures, as well as the intra-partnership agreement. The partners had the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts or concerns during the question and answer session. The Kick-off Meeting concluded with closing remarks and expressions of gratitude for the participation and commitment of all partners. The attendees showed enthusiasm for the successful implementation of the project and looked forward to future collaboration and achievements.

In conclusion, the Kick-off Meeting was a productive and positive start to the "Developing Academic Education Tools and Methods of Traditional Sports and Games for Youth" project. All partners demonstrated their dedication to the project's goals and their eagerness to work together to ensure its success.

Evaluation: The first Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the Traditional Sports and Games History Research Project was held on 06.04.2023 at the World Ethnosport Confederation Headquarters. This evaluation report has been prepared to ensure the successful launch of the project and to determine the results of the event.

1.     Event Process

The event was successfully conducted following the planned program. Effective communication was established among participants, and a common understanding of the project's goals and activities was developed. All sessions were conducted according to the schedule, and there were no setbacks during the event process.

2.     Participant Feedback

Feedback was collected from participants at the end of the event. In general, participants were satisfied with the organization and operation of the TPM-1 Kick-off Meeting. Sharing information about the project's objectives and activities enabled participants to contribute more to the project.

3.     Event Outcomes

The TPM-1 event is valuable in terms of successfully launching the project and bringing together partners to exchange information about the project. Joint decisions were made on work packages and task distribution, and monitoring and evaluation processes to be followed in the later stages of the project were determined. Also, sharing communication and dissemination strategies is crucial for the project's promotion and sustainability.

4.     Next Steps

Following the TPM-1 Kick-off Meeting, the following steps are planned to ensure the successful continuation of the project:

a) Fulfilling Tasks According to Work Packages and Progressing According to the Timeline: All partner organizations will fulfill their responsibilities and ensure the project progresses according to the timeline based on the work packages and task distribution determined at the event.

b) Regularly Conducting Monitoring and Evaluation Processes and Preparing Necessary Reports: Monitoring and evaluation processes related to the project will be carried out regularly. Within this scope, the level of achievement of the project's goals and partners' performance will be assessed, and necessary reports will be prepared and shared with relevant parties.

c) Conducting Awareness-Raising Activities in Line with Communication and Dissemination Strategies: Awareness-raising activities will be conducted following communication and dissemination strategies to reach a wide audience with the project's goals and results. This will increase the project's impact and sustainability.

d) Planning Future TPM Events: TPM events, which will be held regularly to ensure the project's successful continuation and progress, will be planned. These events will not only encourage the sharing of knowledge and experience among partners but also allow for updates on the project's goals and activities.

LTT-1 (Learning Training Teaching activities)

Event Date: 11.07.2023-16.07.2023

Event Location: TtB, in Trondheim, Turkey

The LTT-1 event of the Developing Academic Education Tools and Methods of Traditional Sports and Games for Youth took place from Juy 11th to 16th, 2023, in Trondheim, Norway. The LTT-2 event of the "Developing Academic Education Tools and Methods of Traditional Sports and Games" project proved to be a transformative experience in promoting collaboration and innovation in traditional sports and games education.

The event welcomed participants from Turkey, Lithuania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, totaling 8 participants from each country, including  staff members. Participants from various countries came together with a shared passion for preserving cultural heritage and integrating traditional sports and games into modern educational approaches.

Throughout the event, participants engaged in a series of activities that emphasized the practical applications of digital and green skills in traditional sports and games education. Interactive workshops, discussions, and group work sessions provided valuable insights into the usage of digital tools, the development of digital skills among youth, green technologies, and sustainability.

The discussions on the impact of digital and green skills fostered a collective understanding of their significance and potential for positive change in youth work. Participants actively shared their experiences, challenges, and solutions, contributing to a collaborative learning environment.

The event not only highlighted the importance of combining digital and green skills but also emphasized the need for innovative approaches in addressing the challenges and solutions in digital and green transformation within the context of traditional sports and games education.

Overall, the LTT-2 event successfully achieved its objective of fostering collaboration and innovation in traditional sports and games education. The engaging activities and discussions enabled participants to explore and apply digital and green skills, paving the way for future advancements and developments in this field. The event served as a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and the creation of innovative educational tools that will have a lasting impact on traditional sports and games education.