Equality in Sports — Portugal


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: youth exchange

Venue: Covilhã, Portugal

Dates: 30 March—8 April 2023

National team: Nikola Mrázová (group leader), Patrik Obadal, Filip Trejbal, Jana Bartoňková, Anita Šibravová, Ariana Kolářová

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Hosting organisation: Centro Cultural e Desportivo Estrela do Zezere da Boidobra

Project report:

From March 30th to April 9th, we participated in a project named “Equality in Sports,” which was organized by Estrela do Zêzere. Our journey began at Lisbon airport, where we met our fellow participants for the first time. We were a group of 35 people from different countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Serbia, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.

Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by the Portuguese organizer Miguel and Spaniard Carlos. We had dinner and then settled into our accommodations.

After our first night, we started the first session, where we got to know each other and learned about our task for the week. Each group had to create a presentation about a chosen sport, covering the rules, skills, historical moments, and equality in that sport. During the week, we had several sessions on various topics, such as equality in sports in our respective countries, fairness in sports, communication, and organization presentations. Our organization presentation was unique; we had to rap it, which we successfully.

Our favorite sessions were “Be Active!”, where we played sports such as football, basketball, table tennis, table football, or tried yoga. The first session was held in the project’s organization area. On other days, we played typical games from our countries on a pitch near our accommodation.

We even went on a hike to explore the Serra de Estrela mountain range. On the last day, we planned to go on a trip to the highest point in mainland Portugal – Torre. The tenth day was our last day. We gathered at 8 a.m. to depart to Covilhã town center, where we had the first farewell with the Portuguese, Serbian, and Lithuanian teams heading to Porto. The rest of us had a four-hour journey to Lisbon airport. We said goodbye to the Italians and half of the Spanish team who flew around 3 pm. It was then time to say our final goodbyes.

Nikola Mrázová

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