On 16 of September 2020, in the garden of the Imperial Hotel, in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures, the Final multiplier event of Sports4All project was held. Over 130 participants – teachers, school principals, sports coaches, university professors, students, athletes, Olympic champions, experts in the field of education and inclusive policies, got acquainted in detail with the project and its intellectual outcomes.
The official opening was made by Prof. Nevena Mileva, Vice-Rector for Projects, Research and Applications at the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” and the world champion Yordan Yovchev. Welcoming words to the guests were also given by the Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy at the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” Prof. Dr. Vladimira Angelova and Prof. Dora Levterova from the same faculty.
Due to the inability of the foreign partners to attend physically, videos were broadcast through which they present their organizations and greet the audience.
In addition to the detailed presentations of all the intellectual outputs of the project, the teacher from Secondary school “Paisii Hilendarski” Zlatomira Teneva shared how she has applied what she has learned in her classes. Specially invited for the event, top professionals showed and shared their experience in working with children with SEN. Among them were Svetoslav Zahariev – martial arts coach, Tina Dimitrova – basketball coach, Dr. Georgi Kalaydzhiev – psychologist and sports coach, Vanya Vasileva – fitness coach, kinesiotherapy and rehabilitation specialist with HUBER, Svetoslav Valchev – longterm coach and international referee in Taekwondo. The constellation of specialists was supplemented by Stoyanka Gruycheva and Siya Kelbecheva.
All participants received a conference package with ST4ALL branded materials, a certificate and a reach illustrated Handbook with the “Sports for All” curriculum and training units.
All presentations and photos can also be found on the project website. At the end of the event, the participants continued their contacts in an informal atmosphere and it was then that many ideas for future collaborations and future use of project materials were born. A curious detail was that 30 minutes after the end of the event, the hotel space was taken over by the football team of Tottenham, but before that it was “owned” by project “ST4ALL”.