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The collaboration among the participating organizations is a precondition of the project success; the capacity of the participating organizations to activate authoring bodies, stakeholders and stockholders and to mobilize sport associations, at local, regional and national level is a good quality indicator of the project success.


Fundación Deportiva Municipal (FDM) (SPAIN)

FDM Valencia is a public body focused in improving sports and physical activity in the city of Valencia (Spain). They manage the whole sport in the city, its sports facilities and sports events. FDM was created in 1981, as an autonomous entity of the City Council. Since then, the city of Valencia has gone from not having any municipal sport facility, to have:

-41 Complex Sports Centres

-55 Elemental Sports Facilities (free use)

-12 Minor Sports Centres

-52 Artificial turf fields (football, Hockey, Baseball, Rugby, Tennis, Padel tennis)

-1 Hostel for Athletes

-1 Sports Medicine Centre

FDM employs a staff of 280 people. This staff includes experts in sports infrastructures, sports management, events manager, and sports training.

The Municipal Sports Foundation (FDM) has implemented the quality management system according to standard certification ISO 9011:2008

The city of Valencia has been awarded in 1998 and 2003 with the National Sport Award for our initiatives in promoting sport and hosted, in 2011, The European Capital of Sport.

In the city of Valencia a Municipal Sports Schools Program (EEDDMM) is carried out.

This program is characterized by the development of sports teaching activities with the aim of first familiarizing and later specializing the student in sports.

They are developed after school, and cover a wide spectrum of sports.

The EEDDMM is configured through a sports-educational itinerary that includes the educational cycles of children, primary, secondary and high school, that is, from 4 to 18 years. The student starts his / her sport activity with the basic physical activities and for later, starting from 3rd year of Primary, choose a specific sport modality. It develops a sports program, prepared by specialized technicians, throughout a school year, with a tuition load of between two and three hours per week, respectively, according to the cycle or stage in which the students are. In addition, the students perform, on time, extraordinary activities throughout the course that complement their general sports training.

The progressive access to the competition takes place, from the 3rd year of Primary, from these schools, through a project of interrelation with the program of the Municipal Sports Games, which allows the students to have a calendar of competitions to Throughout the course, appropriate to your level of practice. Our partner FDM has organized  “Online vocational training course on maintenance of turf sport fields (2016)”

Project Team:

Fundación Deportiva Municipal de Valencia (FDM)

Valencia has undergone an unprecedented transformation in recent years and the city has made a firm commitment to promote sport, at both popular and high levels, knowing that the practice of sport is a healthy habit, an integrating force for its citizens and the best way to occupy their free time. The working team that participates includes experts in management of outdoors sports facilities for one hand and on the other hand experts in promoting physical activity and management of outdoors sports events.

The working team will share the experience accumulated over the last 20 years as the creation of outdoor and indoor sports facilities, and conducting outdoor sporting events have greatly increased the percentage of people who do sport in the city of Valencia. Experiences like popular running races with an average participation of more than 7000 people each month, more than 50 elementary and free use outdoors sports facilities, and infrastructures like 5K circuit made the city of Valencia an exportable model to other cities around Europe.

The working team also will assist the partners to make a guide of design criteria, assisted by the big net of end users in the city of Valencia like popular clubs.

Finally, the working team will assist the partners to gather information about other experiences all around Europe who help to make local solution for different local problems. The staff involved in the project includes graduates in science of physical activity and sport and engineers. The staff of FDM has extensive experience in the management of sports at school age and participation in the project on addiction to technologies of children and young people can help improve their health in the city of Valencia.



Pole of scientific research in sport high performance

Established in 2001 by Government Decision 638/2001, on the existing structure of the former Research Centre for Sports (since 1967), the National Institute for Sport Research (RO: Institutul National de Cercetare pentru Sport) is a unique public institution and facility in the field of applied research in sport.

NISR primary objective is sustaining Romanian high performance sport activities and athletes through the specific means of the scientific research. During its long history, the collaboration between the institute and various Romanian sport federations was a corner-stone for many sport medals and titles in European championships, World championships and even Olympics. Renowned Romanian athletes added a new brick in the edifice of their performances by training within our premises, working together with our specialists for improving their performances. A brief list of collaborating federation may start with gymnastics, swimming and continue with judo, athletics, weightlifting, rowing, fencing, football and many others.

Other objectives of the institute include: foreseeing the national R&D strategy in the field of physical education and sports; accomplishing the scientific and technical goals of the R&D National Plan; developing regional and transnational strategies and programmes in sport.



Sport Performance Technology Department

  • Scientific support for Olympic teams, National teams, sport clubs via interventions on athletes’ preparation during specific indoor or outdoor trainings and/or via selecting the appropriate means and methods of training. Transferring IT gains form research to practice into athletes’’ training
  • Monitoring preparation process and athletes’’ performance through the annual training programme by controlling bio-motric, psychological, biochemical and/or physiologic parameters
  • Evaluation of performance potential for kids, talented athletes and elite athletes, offering methodological know-how for developing specialized motric skills
  • Psychological assistance: motivational training for performance, counselling in developing psy auto-regulation techniques, managing competition stress, optimizing interpersonal relationships, managing athlete’s high performance targets

Biochemistry Lab, ISO 17025 certification

  • Monitoring and optimizing of specific preparation in sports wit aerobic and/or anaerobic dominance through analysing training based on metabolic criteria: acid-base equilibrium control, enzymatic control, protein metabolism control, testing effort capacity
  • Biochemical control and monitoring of effort -sustaining substances administration

Sport Science Review editing department

  • Sport Science Review is the only Romanian review dedicated to sport science, published by DeGruyter
  • The review is indexed in 6 other data-bases

Sports Library

  • Over 8000 volumes in sports and connected sciences,
  • All NISR publications collection, research papers and works, revues, bibliographic CDs



Previous EU funded projects

During last 3 years, NISR actively participated as partner in 3 EU funded projects in the areas of Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport  and in HORIZON 2020.

Reference number: EAC/2011/0462

Title of the project: ELYS – European Laboratory for European Young Supporters

Project dates (from/to): January 2012 to March 2013

Role of organisation: Partner

Website: elys.sportscience.ro

Short summary of the project outcomes









The project targeted young people aged between 11 and 14 years, attending primary schools, and included specific actions in schools and sport arenas.

The specific objectives of the project were: 1) to promote a renewed culture of sport (respect for opponents, fair play, etc.), 2) to promote sport as a vehicle for integration and social cohesion, and 3) to promote the further integration of education and continuous / training and sports, and 4) to create the conditions for a better security at sporting events.


A field-research and analysis of European experiences, methodologies and best practices in preventing of and fighting against violence and intolerance in sports through educational activities for young people was performed and disseminated as a digital guide.


Reference number


Title of the project

PRO US ALL – Promoting Urban Sport for All

Project dates (from/to)

March 2013 to June2014

Role of organisation




Short summary of the project outcomes


The project Promoting Urban Sports For All (PRO-US-ALL)has promoted the roles of sport as a vehicle for social development, social welfare and health, social cohesion and inclusion. The project partnership consisted of a network of 14 partners (cities, towns, not-for profit organisations operating) in the field of sport from 10 different Member States, directly involved in local action plans for promoting sport in their respective municipalities.

The overall objective of the project was to design and develop an innovative and effective approach for promoting sport in urban areas, sharing the  partners’ experiences and good practices. The specific objectives of the project were to promote sport activities for all citizens and to encourage the participation of all citizens in sport and physical activities.

Main project’s outcomes and results are: creation of a transnational network of cities, towns, public bodies and private organisations for promoting sports and physical activities for all (from children to ageing people) in urban centres; development of municipal programmes, initiatives, specific projects and events for promoting sports; sharing experiences and best practices among partners; developing local network of sport stakeholders for promoting sports and physical activities in urban areas; laying down the basic for further development and cooperation of projects in the field of sport.




Reference number

Grant 633297 in H2020

Title of the project

R4H1415 - Researchers for Humanity

Beneficiary organisation



• NISR (948336506)


The project is part of the European Researchers' Night, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Youngsters will have the opportunity to become a scientist for a day, discover different scientific disciplines and, most of all, have fun. All the events will take place - simultaneously - on 25 September, in 280 cities across Europe and beyond.



In-work EU funded projects

NISR has gained 2 EU funded projects as project coordinator in the ERASMUS + Programme and is currently project partner for a third one:


Reference number

2015 – 2954 /001 - 001

Title of the project

DC4AC -Regional Center for Dual Career Policies and Advocacy

Project dates (from/to)

January 2016 – June 2017

Role of organisation

Project leader / Coordinator



Short summary of the project


The creation of a Regional Center (RC) with expertise on dual careers for athletes as a pole for knowledge, policies development and advocacy represents a novelty element, constituting as a regional landmark for supporting, developing, monitoring and providing assistance for dual-career of sportspersons.


The regional (Central and Est European) approach developed by partners from 7 countries, with different systems of handling the issue of dual career of athletes, will be innovative in terms of collecting national good practices as well as learning experiences from each other and from other different nations which earlier adopted EU regulation in this matter. Furthermore the project design allows for easy adaptation to countries and sports others than those integrated in the project.


Reference number


Title of the project

Leveraging Sport to tackle gender inequalities

Project dates (from/to)

March 2016 – March 2018

Role of organisation

Project leader / Coordinator



Short summary of the project

The training project "Leveraging sport to tackle gender inequalities" aims to train and sensitize youth and sport instructors and futures youth and sport instructors to gender equality by professionalising them to how deliver a non-stereotyped sport activity. To support and make youth and sport organisations aware, especially directors and directors of pedagogy, of the significance to include a gender equality approach in their intern policies. To educate and make young people aware of the gender diversity in sports practices.


The project contributes to reduce inequalities between men and women, boys and girls and to give both the same chances in working life by tackling gender stereotypes with unique European training tools.



Reference number


Title of the project

Keep Youngsters Involved

Project dates (from/to)

January 2017 – December 2018

Role of organisation

Project partner



Short summary of the project

The general objective of the project is to share knowledge and experience on how to keep youngsters involved in sports and physical activities, to find effective and practice-based elements to keep youngsters connected in this kind of activities. By keeping them connected and active, they will be able to meet the guidelines for physical activity issued by the EU.



The Association of Antalya Youth And Sports Club (AGSK) (TURKEY)

Established in 1995, our association continues its activities in the field of youth and sports. The sports fields It is active in; gymnastics, barbell, aikido, judo, athletics, badminton, basketball, volleyball, bicycle, physical disabilities, canoe, table tennis, chess, tennis, wushu, archery.

Its activities in the field of youth work;

Auto Cad, Mathematics, Piano, Nude, Violin, Guitar, Binding, Pumpkin, Jewelry, Design, Model, Aircraft, Sign Language, Fast Reading, English, Wood Carving, Oil Painting, Marbling, Line, Calligraphy, Charcoal, Graphic Design, Table Tennis, Badminton, Ottoman Turkish. Because of having the youngest population of Antalya, it is important to educate young people about their leisure time with social, cultural, artistic and sports activities, to help them become knowledgeable and skillful, to plan, to manage, to evaluate and develop youth activities and also to protect our young people from harmful habits make.

Aims Of Organisation;

-               To ensure that young people's leisure time is evaluated according to their interests, desires and abilities, to direct them to social, cultural, artistic and sports activities,

-               Producing projects together with youth center members in other municipalities to provide exchange programs between young people through these projects,

-               To carry out international exchange programs with youth organizations abroad,

-               To contribute to the development of young people's social personality,

-               To protect the mental and physical health of young people with social, cultural, artistic and sports activities, to strengthen national unity and solidarity,

-               To contribute to the development of a healthy and balanced personality in individual and social relations by meeting the cultural and psychosocial needs of young people and to protect them from harmful habits,

-               To increase knowledge and skills in the direction of interests and abilities,

-               To help young people's problems, to provide guidance and counseling,




(Turkish Sports for All Federation)


Turkish Sports For All Federation is a non-profit sports federation established in the 59th article of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey to realize the purpose of the law "The state takes measures to improve the physical and mental health of Turkish citizens of all ages and encourages the dissemination of sport to masses". As Turkish Sports For All Federation, We are the basic institution responsible for the sports for all movement  in Turkey.


Our organization is in coordination with the Ministry of Youth and Sport and General Directorate of Sport in its works. In addition to this, Our organization has representatives in all cities in Turkey. Somite is close to governorships and municipalities in all cities of Turkey.


Turkish Sports For All Federation has recognized the importance of improving, maintaining and improving their physical and mental health by establishing a background in terms of sports culture as well as ensuring a healthy, peaceful and happy life by increasing the quality of life of citizens of all ages and genders and all social groups.


Turkish Sport For All Federation organizes festivals, group games and recreative competitions all over Turkey, raises the awareness of the upcoming generations against malnutrition, obesity and other diseases and contributes to make them use their body correctly, adopt correct values as a life philosophy, keep away from unhealthy things such as alcohol and cigarette, respect the common values of society and serve for the unity and peace of the society.


Sports festivals held throughout the country by HİS, contains different sports branches. For example;

Table tennis, Bocce, Climbing, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Chess, Hemsball, etc. At this sport festival, Various sports are being set up. Kids have the pleasure of playing freely on these sports fields.


Turkish Sport For All Federation is reaching to people from individuals to families and special groups of the society (the handicapped, the elderly, housewives and office workers, etc.) and making all kinds of scientific and recreative researches and making printed and digital publications in order to contribute international peace and sport.


Turkish Sport For All Federation has achieved to gather neighboring countries primarily the Balkan states as a sign of leadership of Turkey in Sport for all movement.


- To give a chance to individuals to improve themselves by bringing our people together within mutual understanding,

-To aid the sport culture and the idea of Olympicism to become widespread in society,

-To train voluntary Sport for All leaders in neighbourhoods, villages, towns districts and cities by training the leadership trainers of Sport for All,

-To put the new researches and applications in this field at the disposal of the relevant by joining in regional and international activities.

-To program and organize competitions out of official competition rules and organizations for entertainment.


-We have turned working method into a project-based system by developing mid and long term projects. Having carried out these projects with  the relevant institutions we have aimed a lasting an d sustainable success.

-for the purpose of gaining especially kids and the youth, all kids of sport activities done from neighbourhoods to villages and cities have been supported in accordance with the budget.

-We have enabled the public to join in big champions as both conscious audience and sport people by extending the sport awareness of the public in big organizations especially international ones.

-Certificated seminar programs in the fields such as “Sport for All”, Lifelong Sport”, “Sport For Life Quality and Health”, “Healthy Diet” and “Wellness” have been organized aimed at various institutions primarily  the Ministry of National Educations, The Ministry of Health and Universities in the cities requested