The transnational meeting between the project partners from North Macedonia, Greece, Italy and Austria took place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 8-11th July 2018. Two representatives from each institution were present at the event (coordinator/expert responsible for the research).
Host organization was the project partner from Greece SEERC. The event served as face to face meeting for coordination purposes for the project partners. The coordination and partnership established during this event is long term and contributes to the further successful project implementation and partnership, as well as to the commitment for greater success in the project results and their sustainability.
The aim of the meeting was to summarize the conclusions of the research made on 4 target groups: sport workers, sport academies/clubs, parents and players, which had been implemented by the four project partners in all countries. The research was made following a 360° analysis in order to assess the current situation and the need for VET professional programs for sport workers in soccer, focusing on their people management skills and social values.
This three-day event was a significant milestone for exchanging and discussing recommendations necessary for the future flow of the project.
The research is also to provide a comparative analysis, as well as the percentage of pro and con, in order to set the differences and similarities between target groups and set the basis for identifying what is needed to improve the existing situation.