During IPC General Assembly in Mexico City (November 14-15) David Hadfield – BISFed President and General Secretary Martin Lam, heard Romuald Schmidt’s report about “BOCCIA – Enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities and their environment through Paralympic sport” co-funded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union implementation.
The project, lead by Poland, has been implemented with NGOs from Bulgaria, Greece, FYR of Macedonia, Turkey and Georgia is co-funded by Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. One of the main goals of the project is to increase participation and provide equal access to sport for all through training workshops for future Boccia instructors and volunteers.
FYR of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Georgia are countries that do not currently participate internationally. The long term goal of the project is to not only develop boccia in these countries but also across the region. President David Hadfield and General Secretary Martin Lam have also expressed an interest in how the project could be developed and implemented globally.
Article and image curtesy of Anna Dudzinska at http://polskaboccia.pl/2015/11/about-boccia-erasmus-project-for-ipc-general-assembly-in-mexico-city/