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Open Digital Europe

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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

Do you know what sports have the biggest negative impact on the environment?

Here they are: AirSports, Golf, NASCAR, Formula 1, Drag Racing, Water Sports That Use Motor Boats, Skiing & Snowboarding, and Big-Arena Professional Sports.

Can you imagine the amount of water it takes to maintain golf courses or the amount of gas spent on one NASCAR race?

What if we told you that by 2050 Football stadiums will be shut down because of water shortage?

People don’t tend to think about sports’ impact on the environment. Well, we do and we are going to raise awareness on this topic.

The Green League project aims to enhance the link between sport and the environment through experiential learning, promoting outdoor physical activity to support environmental awareness, and encouraging sustainable sports practices.

The partners and sports professionals have gathered in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia for a 4-day workshop from 16-19 January 2023. The sports professionals are taking part in the Preliminary Training of sports professionals and providing inputs for the development of the Green League Model. The sports professionals have learned about the impact of sports on the environment, sports legislations on the EU level, characteristics of specific ecosystems, potential threats to these ecosystems when performing sports, how to plan and deliver sports activities and events in harmony with the environment, the potential of sports sector to raise awareness of the importance of green sports practices. The second part of the training was dedicated to reflection groups based on case studies & collection of inputs for the Model.

Through this workshop, the sports professionals were empowered with useful knowledge and tools to practice and deliver sports activities and events sustainably back in their home countries.

The partners will, in the later stage of the project, organize 8 sports events (2 for each natural element) 5 countries, gathering young sports players (13-30 years old), their family members and amateur athletes, aimed at educating about the environment while performing sports activities, inspired by the 4 natural elements (Water, Air, Earth and Fire).

We are looking forward to implementing the next stages of this project with partners, sports professionals and everyone who loves sport and nature.

Say tuned to see how it will go.

The project is implemented by 7 partners: CESIE (Italy), Vivi Sano Onlus (Italy), APGA (Slovenia), KMOP (Greece), EINURD (Island), CARDET (Cyprus) and Out of The Box International.

The project is co-financed by the ERASMUS-SPORT Programme of the European Commission.

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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