Representatives of Du Motion - Runners' Days Dubrovnik traveled to Brussels today for the first working meeting of a European project team aimed at educating volunteers in organizing national and international sports competitions. This is the official start of a project run by Du Motion, financed by the European Union's Erasmus +: Sport program in the amount of almost 300 thousand euros. Representatives of Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Turkey are also participating in the project, which will last until the end of June 2022.
Organizing sports competitions requires a large number of volunteers who are a key part of any successful sporting event. Although sport can mobilize more volunteers than any other sector, the challenge is when and where to involve volunteers in the organization of the competition. Also, the experience of the partner countries involved in the project shows that they often do not have enough qualified volunteers who can respond to the demanding needs of organizing sporting events, which is why this informal form of education is very important.
-We always emphasize that volunteers are of immeasurable importance to Du Motion, and that is why this project is very important to us. We believe that through the exchange of knowledge and experience with our European partners, we will be given the opportunity to raise the quality of work with volunteers and thus of the whole Du Motion - said Du Motion CEO Alen Boskovic.
Through a series of workshops that will be conducted by experts, several hundred volunteers will learn all the most important elements of the organization of the competition, as well as gain a concrete experience of volunteering at sporting events. The most successful among them, the so-called project ambassadors, will travel to Dubrovnik in 2022 to volunteer at Du Motion. The aim of the project is to encourage volunteers to be more actively involved in the work of sports clubs and organizations in their further activities, in addition to participating in the organization of the competition.