Sensibilisation culturelle et promotion de l'Euro 2016 auprès des Ecoles
Start date: 01 Aug 2014, End date: 31 Jul 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main objectives of our association are the development and promotion of futsal. The club has more than 320 members, from 3 to 50 years of age. The First Team has risen to the highest domestic level in France, the "Top 12 National Futsal League", and was crowned vice champions of France 2013. In addition to its internal activities, the club has a strong role to play within the community. Every week they lead activities for the local community to promote the playing of futsal to as many people as possible. This often includes people who would otherwise not be able to access it. Our educators intervene in schools within deprived and disadvantaged communities, in prisons and also with people with disabilities. We have been committed to the SVE plan since 2011, and have already taken on four volunteers to assist in the organisation of the 'Futsal world cup' - a major international tournament of futsal for men and women, for which we are responsible. We are currently working on a brand new project which is promoting UEFA EURO 2016 along with the mobility of young people. The primary objective is to raise cultural awareness within children and young people using the discipline of sport and more specifically football. We are looking for 6 young people to participate (male or female) from : Spain (from 3 regions including Catalonia, the Basque Country, Andalusia or Madrid), Portugal, Italy and England. We are not looking for specific competences from these candidates, however they should have a commitment and motivation for the project and an enthusiasm to be an ambassador for their culture and country. The ability to be relaxed and able to communicate with people in a teaching role would be helpful and of course to have an interest in sports and particularly futsal. The mission comprises of two main tasks: - to carry out weekly activities within schools, presenting information on their native countries in an interesting and fun manner. - to organise a large conference about futsal at the end of the school year. This gathering would involve schools from the Nantes area and also any foreign schools involved within the international exchange. The participants will be required to conduct presentations on a given theme (e.g. the history of their country, current affairs, gastronomy, culture, lifestyle, sport, football, and their views on the UEFA EUROs). They will also be invited to participate in some exhibition games of futsal. They will be made aware of the associations structure : the management, communication and technical frameworks. Finally, they will assist in organising a sports event for the end of year conference, to include all the classes participating in the project. Through this project, we are hoping to involve and unite a large number of schools (approximately 20 minimum) from the urban area. The resulting impact will be especially strong for Nantes, but it will also have an impact upon the foreign schools which participate in the international exchanges with schools in Nantes. This project will run in tandem with the hosting of EURO 2016 in France, however, in the long-term it should also be straight-forward to duplicate across various regions of France thereby supporting culture and football.

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