Coordinator – Province of Arezzo, Italy

The Province of Arezzo is a local authority with territorial coordination functions. It is divided into 37 municipal administrations.

It has functions relating to the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of the provincial road network, as well as the buildings of upper secondary schools, the planning of the school network, assistance for the autonomy and personal communication of students with physical disabilities, sport, peer opportunities, local public transport, territorial planning, data collection and processing and technical-administrative assistance to Municipalities and Unions of Municipalities.

Recently, waste management and environmental control functions have also been attributed to the Province.

The Province of Arezzo has an extension of 3,233 sq km. Its population is estimated at 342,654 inhabitants.

The Authority carries out its administrative function in 19 high schools.

There are 29 museums in the provincial territory. Among them, the MAEC of Cortona, destination of a significant flow of visitors, the Paleontological Museum of Montevarchi and the Museum of Medieval Art of Arezzo. The Province of Arezzo is distinguished by a very high number of associations engaged in the cultural and artistic field, very active and protagonists every year of major events (International Polyphonic Competition and Joust of the Saracino in Arezzo; Antiques Exhibition in Cortona; Carnival of Foiano della Chiana (the oldest in Italy); Palio della Balestra in Sansepolcro).

The Arezzo area boasts an excellent tradition in certain sports, such as cycling, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing and clay pigeon shooting (with results, athletes and events at national and international level). Sports associations are widespread and concern practically all sports.

Municipality of Katerini, Greece

The Municipality of Katerini has implemented several projects related to social support, social infrastructures, environment, transport and mobility, rural development, culture and school buildings financed by the NSRF (Greek Operational Programmes) and the other similar Greek and European funding Programmes. Also, the MUKA has the following activities:

  1. Education, training and actions of culture Supervising, monitoring and supporting more than 120 schools (nurseries, kindergartens, primary, secondary, special needs schools, University, Second chance school) and 80 cultural clubs (MUKA supports these private clubs in co-operations). Design, develop and implement many educational and training initiatives for youth and adults. Support the “Olympus Festival”, the biggest cultural event of the county of Pieria. It has facilities for workshops and conferences.
  1. Sport. The Sport Department of MUKA supports, consults and monitors many sport activities. It has more than 32 municipal stadiums for all basic sports (football, basketball, volleyball, handball, swimming, etc.). Support more than 30 sport clubs (MUKA supports these private clubs in actions, offers them logistical infrastructure and signs over athletic spaces). Organize many athletic events, local and national.

Riga Volleyball School, Latvia

Riga Volleyball School (RVS) is a professional education institution that was founded in 1971 by Riga Municipality. RVS is implementing 4 educational programmes2 in volleyball and 2 in beach volleyball.

Some facts about RVS:

  • More than 600 children from age 7 – 18 are being coached in RVS
  • 23 coaches are working in the school
  • 46 boys and girls teams of RVS are regularly participating in different rank competitions organised by the Latvian Volleyball Federation and other organisations.
  • For more than 10 times RVS was recognized as the best volleyball school in Latvia, as well as RVS coaches several times received recognition as best youth and children’s volleyball coaches in the country.
  • Children are mainly coming from Riga and  near suburbs. Riga is the capital of Latvia and is also the biggest city in the country.

One of the main goals of the school is to prepare new talents for youth and adult national teams of Latvia. RVS is developing different methodical materials on a day-to-day basis and is working hard on promotion and developing of childrens’ and coaches’ social skills.

RVS regularly organises public events, where everyone has a chance to try volleyball and become more active. Training camps are being organised each summer, and these camps also serve as a perfect platform for social skill development.


Javni zavod za šport Nova Gorica (Public institute for sport Nova Gorica), Slovenia

The Public Institute for Sport Nova Gorica is a public organization founded by the Municipality of Nova Gorica and operating since 1997. Through its activity, it enables the implementation of the national sports program, the implementation of the annual sports program and the development of different sports in the Municipality of Nova Gorica. Currently, it employs 20 people.

The Institute manages, regulates and maintains public sports facilities, and performs professional, organizational, technical, administrative and other works in the field of sports in the Municipality of Nova Gorica. It plays an important role in the implementation of the sports and recreational program, bringing together the majority of clubs, societies and sections in the Municipality of Nova Gorica with more than 5,000 members and 3,000 active athletes.

ICARE Association, Arezzo, Italy

Founded in 1998, in Arezzo, Icare Association’s goals are educational projects for children and young people who find themselves in uncomfortable environments which lead to unhealthy or self- destructive behaviour like: alcoholism, drug or polydrug users, gambling, marginalization, anorexia and bulimia etc.. Icare has been cooperating with Arezzo’s USL “Dipartimento delle Dipendenze”, Arezzo’s prefecture, Arezzo’s Social Services, with many educational institutions and many agencies which operate in Arezzo nearby with young people in different fields (sports, arts, social and general free time) both for prevention, treatment and support of diseases. Icare has 35 volunteer members and 5 employees


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