“Sport conference in Tryavna”

Sport conference in Tryavna

On 10 October the congress room of Tryavna Municipality hosted the second international conference in relation to project “Sport is Your Health, Sport is Your Life”, co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

Beneficiary of the project is the Italian organization Avis comunale Giungano and it’s partners – The Change is in You Association, Bulgaria and Association of Paraplegics, Tetraplegis and physically Disabled of Kavala, Greece.

The first meeting of the project stuff took place in Giungano, Italy in January. Then the project was officially presented to the local people and the representatives of the three organisations discussed in details the programme and made a plan for action.

From February to September all partner organization realized simultaneously a consecution of presentations, meetings, sports events and diverse activities, through which they aimed to stimulate the project participants to be more active in their everyday life, to pay more attention to their diet and health.

The Bulgarian team which works on the project consists of Margarita Simeonova, Stanimir Chukov, Iskren Ivanov, Kristiyan Yankov and Jivko Hristov. An irreplaceable part of the project are also many local teenagers-volunteers who share that the opportunity to take part in such activities makes them more positive, more organized, gives freedom to their creativity and teaches them how to take responsibility for the younger ones.

Four people form each country represented their organisations during the conference in Tryavna. Many local youngsters joined too. Vice mayor of the town, Ms Nikolina Nikolova officially opened the conference with a small speech. She greeted the organisations for their successful cooperation in the name of such a noble cause. The meeting continued with a presentation of the activities, realized by the organisations up till now and a discussion of the material that each organization will select to include in the common book, with which the project will finish in the summer of 2019. At the end, Ennion Francia, president of Avis comunale Giungano, gave a wonderful speech in English and greeted all the people related to the project.

Then, the foreign guests walked around Tryavna, which impressed them with its historical atmosphere and coziness. The evening finished with a traditional Bulgarian dinner in a local restaurant, where guests were welcomed with bread and salt, symbols of health, wisdom and purity. Denitsa Tsaneva and Miroslav Pometkov, local volunteers, but also dancers at the folklore ensemble, demonstrated to  some Bulgarian folk dances. Even Ennion Francia joined the traditional “horo”. This is how the foreign guests touched the local culture and traditions.

Next meeting under project “Sport is Your Health, Sport is Your Life” will take place in Kavala, Greece in March 2019.

Project “Sport is Your Health, Sport is Your Life”, ref. № 590312-ЕPP-1- 2017-1- IT-SPO-SSCP is co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of its author and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.