(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 01 – Education and inclusion: these are the watchwords of the week that is drawing to a close and which has seen US Acli engaged on several fronts. From SIMCAS to VETS’LAB, both initiatives promoted as part of Erasmus projects together with other European partners. In fact, on June 28 and 29, the kick off meeting of ‘VETS’LAB’ (Virtual Education through sport laboratory) took place in Sofia, a project launched in May and which will develop until April 2024 with the aim of strengthen the skills of educators, physical education teachers and sports coaches through the knowledge and application of the “education through sport” methodology in a digital environment, as well as to promote innovative educational approaches and practices in a virtual way. In the next two years, therefore, together with partners involving different countries such as Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Austria and Spain, the goal will be the production of training material to be transformed into 6 videos and 12 exercises or practical methodologies to be able to improve the soft skills of the students.
Instead, the fourth and penultimate meeting in Ljubljana of the SIMCAS project (Social Inclusion Methodology in Critical Areas Via Sport) starts today and will last until tomorrow 2 July. the skills of sports operators to favor the integration of immigrants in particularly critical contexts such as prisons, urban ghettos and refugee camps. The research activities carried out so far have allowed the team formed by the 8 project partners to define the SIMCAS methodological approach, i.e. guidelines useful for the design and implementation of interventions for integrating immigrants through sport, which has been tested and evaluated in the field. in the countries involved in the project. In Italy, the experimentation took place inside the Bologna prison. The object of the meeting in Ljubljana is the return of the local experiments carried out in recent months and the definition of the commitments until December 2022 with an international event in Rome. (HANDLE).