#SMILE team consist of two devoted to the development of inclusive sport organizations – based in Bulgaria and Croatia.
Bulgarian Sports Development Association was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to the development of Bulgarian sport and improving sporting culture in Bulgaria!
Main priorities of BSDA:
|* Reviving sport culture;||* Volunteering in sport;|
|* Education through and in sport;||* Good governance in sport;|
|* Integration through sport;||* Skills of the future and entrepreneurship.|
As sport is about ambition, emotion and inspiration initiated by the people for the people, the sector should be based on the personal convictions of decision-makers for integrity, dedication and fairness as well as on the principles of “fair play”, team-work, discipline, equal start and non-discrimination. We believe that sport should be part of a modern life of children and young people and should transmit in them all those values and support their use in all aspects of life. Sport is also be a excellent way to prevent many of the problems experienced by young people such as social exclusion, violence, crime and addictions. BSDA team is motivated, creative and full of innovative spirit that works for development of Bulgarian sport and enhance the sport culture in Bulgaria with a desire and motivation. BSDA membership is voluntary and the association involve both physical and legal persons who are willing to help sport development with time, ideas, effort or financial support. We also organize different events in the areas of: entrepreneurship, citizenship and active society. The team of the organization consists of professionals from different fields as: sport experts, media specialists, tourism and hospitality, education, marketing and others.
Rijeka Sport Association for Persons with Disabilities – Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities was founded in Rijeka in 1983. It was founded with a primal goal to promote sports among young people especially among those with various types of disabilities. It has a mission to integrate people with disabilities in society through sports, and to give a contribution to equal rights of all citizens and prevent social exclusion of people with disabilities. There are 16 sports clubs within our organization which include: swimming, wheelchair tennis, athletics, table tennis, boccia, Alpine skiing, equestrian, shooting, sports for the deaf and sports for the blind. Some of the main activities of Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities include: promoting the common interests of its member sport clubs for the disabled, coordinating and synchronizing their program activities, organization of sporting activities for persons with disability in the Primorje – Gorski Kotar County, as well as organization of competition on all level s for all sports under the wing of Croatian Paralympic Committee and Croatian Sports Association of Deaf People, development of programs for international and EU regional cooperation, and including as many sports clubs for persons with disability in the process as possible, developing and implementing EU projects, strengthening of the Paralympic principles through cooperation with similar organizations in Croatia and abroad, and of course, ensuring the financial resources for these activities.
Basic activities of the Rijeka sports association for persons with disabilities are as follows:
– Promoting the common interests of its members, coordinating and synchronizing their program activities;
– Taking part in the process of defining the organizational criteria for the competition system in the Republic of Croatia – Following and consideration of the current financial issues in sports for persons with disabilities in the Primorje – Gorski Kotar Region;
– Organization of sporting activities for person s with disabilities in the Primorje – Gorski Kotar Region, as well as organization of competition on all levels for all sports under the wing of Croatian Paralympic Committee and Croatian Sports Union for Deaf People; – Development of programs for inter national and regional cooperation, and including as many sports clubs for persons with disabilities in the process as possible, of the Paralympic principles through cooperation with similar organizations in Croatia and abroad ensuring the financial resources for these activities.