Save the Dream backs learning mobility project ahead of Mediterranean Games

 03 Feb 2016 - 2:24

Save the Dream backs learning mobility project ahead of Mediterranean Games
Save the Dream volunteers

Doha:  The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) through its ‘Save the Dream’ initiative has joined forces with academic institutes and sports organisations in nine European countries to help deliver an EU-funded learning mobility scheme aimed at educating athletes from the Mediterranean Basin in the lead up to the 2017 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain.
The Training Programme in Sports Events Management (TASEM) project will develop innovative pathways for athletes and open up new ways to combine their sport career with educational opportunities in order to increase their future employability.
‘Save the Dream’ will develop educational content and material for use by the scheme on values and ethics in sport and will promote the participation of athletes from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia in the seminars and activities of the project.
 Funded by the Erasmus+ Sport programme and coordinated by the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC) in Spain, the initiative will see the design and implementation of a tailor-made academic curriculum targeting athletes and coaches from the Mediterranean basin using the opportunities offered by learning mobility. 
Starting with the 2017 Mediterranean Games this new educational programme will provide them with sustainable educational and training opportunities in the field of sport management.
Mohammed Hanzab, ICSS President said: “The TASEM programme will fulfil an important role within Europe and the wider Mediterranean region by allowing athletes and coaches, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to further their education and create a meaningful pathway from the playing field to a future career in sports event management.”