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Intergenerational Olympics 2015! For a more inclusive sport, without Borders, Age or Gender!
Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Town Council of Vila Nova de Cerveira and the School of Sport and Leisure - Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, in partnership with the municipalities in the Minho-Lima region, and the twin towns (French and Spanish) plan to submit this application with the following overall objectives: increase awareness of the practice of sport without predefined borders, without age and without genre, expand the participation in sport and physical activity of the most vulnerable groups and contribute to the acquisition of skills with European dimension of young people in view of the creation of employment opportunities in the sport area.The event will bring together 10 transnational teams , covering 30 elements in each team (inclusion of participants aged 60 or more, on the one hand, and young NEET aged 18 to 30).Therefore, with the implementation of this event, we expect, on the one hand, to contribute to minimize losses of the ageing process, promote inclusion and improve the quality of life of senior people in their daily context and in the area covered by this application. On the other hand, we expect to promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills of the younger people, through informal and non-formal education provided by the older ones, arousing a new look at the issues of ageing, stimulating and recovering traditional games, promoting lifelong learning. This event should also result in the creation of sport and physical activity programs adjusted to the elderly to be applied by young people with skills in the sport area who participate in the Olympics.This intergenerational initiative involves pedagogical aspects inherent to the process of education and socialization of the youth and the elderly, with reference to competition of the universal sports modalities and traditional games to be played in the Intergenerational Olympics 2015 between 7th and 10th September, 2015.

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