Rijeka Sports Association for persons with disabilities

Športski savez osoba s invaliditetom grada Rijeke (Rijeka Sports Association for persons with disabilities) is a no-profit organization established in 1984, based in city of Rijeka in Primorsko-goranska region, which objectivs are development and spreading of sport between disabled people, development of sports and recreation activities of disabled people, encouraging of top sports creativities and conditions generation for top sporting achievements, as well as promoting educational functions of sport, fair play, understanding, tolerance and responsibility in sport.

Concerning the activities and experience of our organization in the areas relevant for this project, it is important to point out that one of the main missions and activities of our association is conducting sport activities that improve the lives of people with disabilities and supports their social inclusion.

The organization has experience in these EU founded projects:

The eSwimming project. The aims of the project were increasing the usage of swimming as a therapy for disabled people, increasing the number of swim trainers for disabled people, promoting swimming as a therapy.

PTO – swimming as therapy for the disabled. The aim of the project was education of kindergarten and primary school teaching staff on the usage of swimming as therapy for the disabled children.

IRIS – Sport as a mechanism of integration and rehabilitation. The aims of the project were to educate kindergarten and primary school teachers on the topic of disability sports, and encourage them to use the acquired knowledge in their everyday work, and also the project goal was to integrate children with disabilities in society through sport.

Currently our organization is participating as a partner in two projects:

MAPS (Multisport Against Physical Sedentary), EU program: Erasmus + Sport, Collaborative Partnership.
The main goal of project MAPS is to create a European multisport methodology against obesity, sedentary lifestyle and sport dropout among children from 9 – 12 years old.

Families Live European Week of Sport (Feel EWoS), EU program: Erasmus + Collaborative Partnership, Not-for- profit European sport events.
The project aims are raising awareness amongst children regarding themes promoted by the EWoS (health-enhancing physical activity, increased participation in sport and provision of equal access to sport for all), with the use of new digital technologies in particular internet and social networks; and to gradually include siblings and adult
family members.