InSPORTation – Adult Education

August, 2020

InSPORTation represents our association’s organisational development initiative which aims to exploit the educational potential of physical education and sports so as to use it in the process of upskilling and entrepreneurial developing of underprivileged adults coming either from disadvantaged rural areas or from the urban suburbs, who, subsequently, are low-qualified. This project can be viewed as a means of empowerment, social inclusion and gain of employability – otherwise viewed as steps made on the entrepreneurial ladder.

Several teachers, trainers, youth workers and members of our organisation’s staff perceived the InSPORTation project as a way of grasping how sport can be in some cases the ideal educational tool, providing a unique learning experience and environment.

Following the ERASMUS+ Programme Key Action 1 – Mobility of staff – the InSPORTation project has been developed by the “Freedom for Education, Culture and Sport” Association 🇷🇴, in cooperation with partners from Bulgaria 🇧🇬 and Italy 🇮🇹.

This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union 🇪🇺.

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The first phase of our project took place in Varna, Bulgaria, where three of our organisation’s staff members who possess a strong network of contacts from the professionally disadvantaged sector, have taken part in a stimulating and instructive training session.

The training course has been meticulously designed so as to facilitate the easy understanding of the most effective managing practices regarding project proposals for the Erasmus+ Adults vocational training programmes. The entire training course has been outlined according to the KA2 (Key Action 2) principles, with a special emphasis on the educational prospects of sport and physical education in the training process of InSPORTation’s targets.

Our staff engaged in energizing sport workshops which offered them valuable insight into the challenges under-qualified adults have to face but for which all participants came up with creative solutions that solve these problems, through sport.


Another team formed of three staff trainers who work in the rural area and thus, possess an ample knowledge of the challenges under-qualified people living there face, have yet again embarked on a memorable and instructive training course, this time in Sassari, Italy. The exploitation of the educational potential of sport activities has been the central topic of discussion, participants being offered the opportunity to gain better understanding of how best to upskill and prepare professionally disadvantaged individuals for the world of employment.

The highlight of this training course ought to be the ingenious methods of autonomous development through sport put forward by the participants, being tailored to fit both the psychological and sociological profile of each and meet the needs of every adult learner.


Due to the current pandemic context, the third and last step of the InSPORTation project could not take place as planned. Nevertheless, one of our trainers and one of our organisation’s management representatives participated in the Job Shadowing activity, not without following all pandemic restrictions and recommendations.

Thus, the participants engaged in exchanges of ideas and concepts related to the most effective practices of learning and education when it comes to applying the learning through sport methodology for adult learners. This way, our members had the opportunity to connect with various individuals in the light of prospective long-term partnerships and joint initiatives regarding the Erasmus+ Adults programmes.

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The InSPORTation Digital Handbook is what we consider a very important highlight of our project – it amasses all ideas, concepts and solutions debated and discussed during the training courses of the project. It not only offers a detailed description of the project, but also valuable feedback from the participants.

The InSPORTation Digital Handbook can be of use to stakeholders and other external organisations or individuals as a source of inspiration and instructions for a prospective practical implementation.

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