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BKHU Levski won a EU grant

15 Jan 2024

BKHU Levski

We are happy to announce that our organization – BKHU Levski won a grant for the project „Basketball
Inclusive Games – BIG“ 101133833.
The project will be Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of
the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European
Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held
responsible for them.
The “Basketball Inclusive Games” project is a 12-month, non-profit European sports event addressing
limited accessibility and inclusivity in basketball.
By fostering a welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities, the project seeks to empower
participants and create a lasting positive impact on the European sports community.
The proposed solution combines a main event, co-events, and a strategically designed work plan with
three interconnected work packages. The main event is the European Wheelchair Basketball Event,
promoting accessibility by uniting able-bodied and disabled athletes.
This inclusive event is supported by co-events such as referee seminars, coaching seminars, and
volunteer training.
1.Basketball Club for People with Disabilities Levski – BCPD, Coordinator

  1. International Wheelchair Basketball Federation European zone
  2. Bulgaria – Bulgarska Federacia po Basketbol
  3. Cyprus – Kypriaki Omospondia Kalathosfairas
  4. Croatia – Hrvatski savez kosarke u kolicima
  5. Greece – Hellenic Wheelchair Basketball Federation
  6. Ireland – Champions Factory IRELAND LIMITED
  7. Italy – A.S.D. R.C. Basket in Carrozzina
  8. Poland – Integration Sports Club KONSTANCIN
  9. Romania – Federatia Romana de Baschet
  10. Slovenia – Zveza za sport invalidov Slovenije
  11. Serbia – Regionalni kosarkaski savez Istocne Srbije
  12. Turkiye – Bedensel Engelliler Spor Federasyonu

The objectives of the “Basketball Inclusive Games” project are based on a sound needs analysis that
takes into account the specific objectives of the call. The following points demonstrate the alignment
between the project’s objectives and the call’s specific objectives:

  1. Inclusive sports environment: The project identifies the need for more inclusive sports
    opportunities for people with disabilities. The call’s specific objective emphasizes the
    importance of social inclusion through sport. The project directly addresses this need by
    creating an inclusive sports event that encourages participation from individuals with
    disabilities, fostering social integration and promoting an inclusive sports culture.
  2. Skill development and personal growth: The needs analysis recognizes the potential for sports to
    contribute to the personal and cognitive development of individuals with disabilities. The
    project focuses on establishing training academies and organizing sports activities that cater to
    various physical and mental disabilities, aligning with the call’s objective to support individual
    growth through sport.
  3. Addressing disparities in access to sports: The project acknowledges the challenges faced by
    people with disabilities in accessing sports opportunities. By targeting organizations that work
    with people with disabilities and hosting sports competitions specifically designed for
    wheelchair athletes, the project aims to bridge this gap and promote equal access to sports,
    which aligns with the call’s objective to reduce disparities in access.
  4. Leveraging digital transformation: The call highlights the importance of digital transformation in
    the sports sector. The project recognizes the need for a digital platform that facilitates event
    organization, communication, and training for individuals with disabilities who often rely on
    electronic devices. By developing an inclusive digital platform with referee and wheelchair
    basketball coach training modules, the project addresses the call’s objective to incorporate
    digital transformation into sports initiatives.
  5. Strengthening European networks: The needs analysis identifies the potential benefits of
    stronger networks and partnerships among sports organizations, clubs, and stakeholders across
    Europe. The project’s focus on bringing together participants from different European countries
    directly aligns with the call’s objective to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange among
    European sports entities.