On October 3rd and 4th, the IV Transnational Meeting of the project “Development of a European Platform for the Protection of Children in Sport (i-Protect)” took place in Palermo (Italy) at CEIPES’ headquarter.

The project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme: Support for Collaborative Partnerships in the Field of Sportbility, Project number: 2017-2531/001-001 aims to develop a European online Platform for the Protection of Children in Sport (i-Protect) targeted at grassroots organizations and with the participation of the minor athletes, their families, coaches and sport managers.  The successful completion of the platform program will grant the participating organizations with a government-supported and government-approved “i-Protect Seal” in sport.

The consortium partners met each other in order to define the next steps that will bring, at the end of the project, to the launch of the e-learning platform – in all of the official languages ​​of the partner countries – through which sports clubs will be able to start its courses – for athletes, coaches, club and family managers – and disseminate it to local, regional and national level.

After the pilot phase, carried out by Thomas More University College, all partners will start implementing the platform at the local level with the sports clubs, until reaching the Final Conference which will be held in Spain in May 2020.

During the two days the partners goes across the city of Palermo, discovering its history and its artistic heritage, through a tour through of the streets within the historical centre.

Palermo was also site of  “THE SOCIAL ROLE OF SPORT AND THE PREVENTION OF CRIMES” meeting, held on 27 September 2019 at the Chamber of Commerce of Palermo and Enna, for the European Sport Week.

The meeting, organized by ASAG of Catholic University, in collaboration with CONI and Area Pilota Palermo, also took part in the CEIPES, as a body engaged at local and national level for the promotion of sport: in particular, the meeting was also an important moment of dissemination for the “i-Protect” project, which represents an innovation in the national scenario and in the mission of public institutions regarding the protection of minors. 

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