Zagreb, November 14, 2018 - The Croatian Olympic Committee invites the stakeholders from the field of science, education and sport to the conference about the development and implementation of the educational programme for youth who participate in sport or attend the educational programme for a sport-related profession. The conference is open to practitioners (sport coaches, PE teachers, others involved in formal or informal education in sport) and theoreticians (university professors, scientists, researchers), as well as the representatives of the European- and national-level sport organisations and sport clubs including volunteers. Students are also welcome.

In the first part of the conference, experts will cover the topics that are relevant for the work of participants in thematic working groups in the second part of the programme. The workshop will offer the opportunity to participants to discuss the content of the innovative educational programme for youth in relation to the needs of the youth and the society keeping in mind gender equality as one of the key elements of good governance in sport.

The conference is organised within the GETZ project (Gender Equality Toolkit for generation Z) led by the University of Worcester (UK) in cooperation with universities from Norway, Netherlands and Belgium, and sport organisations from Slovenia, Sweden and Croatia where the project is managed by the Croatian Olympic Committee. The objective of the project is to create, implement and evaluate an innovative educational programme about gender equality in sport for young people born in the period from 1995 to 2009.

The educational programme will have six thematic units that will cover theoretical and practical tools. Its content will be discussed at the conference.

The main goal of the project is to help young people to develop positive attitudes about gender equality before they enter the sport labour market or get involved in sport in order to avoid being overpowered by the organisational culture that promotes negative attitudes towards women and, consciously or unconsciously, forces them to accept the existing patterns of behaviour that violate the principles of good governance in sport. (hoo/ap)

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