“A programme to promote education in the sport and playing field”

What is Sport and Education?

The EU’s definition of Sport was originally developed by the Council of Europe in its Sports Charter.

It encompasses ‘all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental wellbeing, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels’.

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development.


Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators; however, learners can also educate themselves.

Education can take place in formal or informal settings, and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered.

Typically we distinguish between formal, non-formal and informal education

Aims of the project:

SPORT & NFE aims to create an empowering environment for building up competences of sport sector figures (sport coaches, trainers, PE teachers) by applying sport methodology. The PE teacher/ sport staff-centered will be enabled to understand the NFE concept and therefore to become more competent and secure while applying the ETS methodology.

Non- formal education trainings using sport as a tool for education will be involved. The project will serve to bridge the formal education, NGO and sport sectors, contributing to the creation of long term multi-level cross-sectorial networking and cooperation.

Some of the expected results:


Sport coaches, PE teachers and sport sector professional figures trained and equipped with competences, able to use non formal education and specifically the ETS methodology

Best Practices

A range of best practices of using sport and physical activity as tools for education and a way for achieving social transformations will be shared and exchanged


A strategic cross - sectorial cooperation between stakeholders in the sport and non profit sectors in Europe


An extended international network of professionals able to use the ETS Methodology all around Europe and around the World

Our Partners

Mundus Bulgaria (Coordinator/Bulgaria),  Bulgarian Sport Development Association (Bulgaria),  SPIN SPORT Innovation (Germany),  Regional Volunteer Center (Poland),  Fundacion Red Deporte y  Cooperacion (Spain),  Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy) and  Associação Desportiva Cultural e Social de Carvalhais (Portugal)