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OH2O-POLO

Project title: Sport for Children and Youth: Fostering Development and Strengthening Cooperation in Cross Border Area ‘’OH2O-POLO’’

HR Applicant's name: Water polo club Jug, Dubrovnik

Partner 1: City of Dubrovnik Development Agency (DURA)

The amount of EU grant for HR beneficiaries: 108.324,91 €

MNE Applicant's name: Swimming and Water polo club Jadran, Herceg Novi

Partner 1: Water polo club Primorac, Kotor

Partner 2: Water polo Academy Cattaro, Kotor

The amount of EU grant for MNE beneficiaries: 114.616,24 €

Total project value: 289.196,71€

Project website: www.oh2opolo.eu

3rd and 4th Cross Border Swimming and Water polo Campuses were organized

Third Cross Border Water polo Campus was held from 10th to 14th June 2016 in Herceg Novi, Montenegro for 80 children and youth, 5 coaches and 2 members of project team composed of partners and associates water polo clubs. 
Fourth Cross Border Water polo Campus was held from 5th to 10th October 2016 in Korcula, Croatia. 
Agendas were tailored for each Campus separately among project partners and associates in cooperation with some of the best world’s water polo champions such as Vladimir Gojović national selector of Montenegro and Veselin Đuho, one of the most successful and famous Croatian players and coaches in order to answer in a best possible way to participants general and professional needs. Training programs were run by the coaches and designed to improve both the individual player’s skills and the overall team’s game. Individual player’s improved skills and understanding of the game are combined, resulting in the steep increase in overall team’s performance. 
Within each Cross Border Water Polo Campus were organized matches of teams composed of mixed players Montenegrins and Croats. This technique served to increase level of children’s ‘’trust building’’ in the pool among players from different sides of border. Children and youth participating in the Campus also had an opportunity to meet and work with some of the most successful water polo national representatives from Montenegro and Croatia, such as Boris Zlokovič, Vladimir Gojković and Nikola Janović. This aspect was very important for children and youth to have direct and personal contact with positive adult role modelwho spend time with them in pool and outside the pool. 
This activity was carried out in order to provide youth interaction both in the pool and during the free time within the Campus. This interaction  influenced positively prejudice and intolerance among participants towards each other, which was confirmed through the evaluations where the most of participants stated that hanging around and spending time with other participants was one of the best things on Campus. Subactivities “Organization of 4 EU Open Days for children and youth” and “Organization of 4 Lectures on Health&Sports” were organized within each Campus with relevant external experets (EU experts mr Ana Selić and mr Vlado Dedović, MD Predrag Dabočić) who held presentations for participants.
OH2O POLO Cetvrti kampus
 

Three days seminar on ''Sports Coaching Techniques'' for 30 water polo coaches was organized

Three days seminar on ''Sports Coaching Tehniques'' was held from 28th to 30th October 2016 in Park Hotel in Bijela, Herceg Novi - Montenegro. Recognizing the value and importance of permanent human resource development in sports - especially water polo - National Federation of Swimming and Water polo of Montenegro joined the organization of the seminar, and supported the participation not of 30 but of 60 water polo coaches.
Some of the best experts in the filed are brought to Montenegro to provide lectures such as: Igor Čerenšek, Igor Beretić, Violeta Dopsaj, Milivoje Dopsaj, Zoran Bratuša and Neven Kovačević.

Two days Regional Cross Border Conference on ‘’Youth and Sports in local communities’’ organized in Dubrovnik

Regional Cross Border Conference was held in Dubrovnik on 09 and 10 May 2016 for local officials from targeted municipalities, relevant representatives of CSOs, relevant regional and national authorities, relevant experts in field of youth and sports and media from both countries.

The conference is the result of the 7 consultative meetings were held with local officials. Consultative meetings with local officials form Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Konavle, Dubrovnik, Župa Dubrovačka and Korčula were held, on development and implementation of youth and sports policies. The beneficiaries also prepared questionnaires related to youth and sport policies for the representatives of the the municipalities. It was observed that allocations from municipalities budgets are not defined with percentage and that strategies for the sport also are not defined. Also, the problem of unadequate sports infrastructure is expressed, as the one out of main precondition for the develeopment of sports and top athletes/sportsman.

The Agenda of the Conference covered cooperation with all project partners and targeted local self governances and it was based on presentations on the theme "Efficiency measures for promotion and development of sports and youth integration through sport", open discussions, as well as share of experience and best practices.

The conclusions and recommendations from the Conference will be published in the Informative brochure of the Regional Conference.

Sport's equipment aws procured and divided among the clubs

WC Jug procured following sport's equipment for children and youth from 10 targeted water polo clubs: SWC Jadran, WC Primorac, WA Cattaro, WC Bijela, WC Jug, WC Bellevue, WC Gusar, WC Cavtat and WC Korčula: 210 balls; 36 sets of caps; and 550 swim suits. Sports equipment was divided among all targeted water polo clubs and serve to the children and youth in their every day trainings and matches. These sports equipment will support children's inclusion in sport activities and help water polo clubs to cotinue with their intensive work dedicated to children.

OH2O POLO SE capsOH2O POLO SE swimm suitsOH2O POLO SE balls3

The second water polo campus was held

The second water polo campus for the generation 2004 was held in Dubrovnik from 6. to 10. April 2016. The camp was attended by 80 children from the Croatia and Montenegro (Jug, Cavtat, Gusar, Jadran Carine, Primorac and Cattaro). Children spent five days on the swimming pool in the Gruž with constant supervision of seven coaches who trained them. Within the Campus EU Open Days for children and youth and Lecture on Health&Sports (lecturer Dean Kontić) were held. Veselin Đuho, coach in WC Jug,  designed the concept of the Campus with trainings in two groups. The first Campus was held in Herceg Novi during September 2015.    

OH2O POLO 2.Camp 1OH2O POLO 2.Camp 2

PROJECTS of the 3rd Call for Proposals

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