In the period 15-18 November 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria was held #SafeSPORTevent midterm meeting that gathered the partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey to evaluate the project progress and to plan together the future project actions. During the mobility, the consortium took part as well in International conference “Strategic rethinking: new NATO’s strategic concept and the EU’s strategic compass. Perspectives from the Central and Eastern European Member States”, organized by Sofia Security Forum, project partner. During the event, #SafeSPORTevent team had the opportunity to present project outputs, as well as ideas and good practices in the field of safety and security in sport and has been exchanged views on the potential development of the mutual cooperation on the topic in the future.
#SafeSPORTevent project comes in very challenging times for Europe and the World when safety and security are crucial and the sport sector is not an exception. #SafeSPORTevent is an Erasmus+ co-funded initiative that aims to protect athletes, officials and fans, participating in sport events, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions and especially during forcemajor security threads that need to be handled by specific security protocols. #SafeSPORTevent project developed skills and knowledge of sport managers, volunteers and administrators through educational mobilities in order to empower them to co-create and use specific protocols for safety and security, tailored for sport events and gatherings of huge groups of people in sport environment. Through increased educational possibilities in the field of safety and security in sport, #SafeSPORTevent project ensures positive change in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey as direct project beneficiaries, but also all over Europe as project deliverables – practical handbook and checklists are freely shared with the sport community through the project webpage: www.safesportevent.net.
#SafeSPORTevent is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European union and is coordinated by Bulgarian Sports Development Association in cooperation with BRAVO – Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Sofia Security Forum (Bulgaria), ΑΕΤΟΙ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ (Greece) and Karasu Gençlik, Sanat ve Spor Kulübu Derneği (Turkey).