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
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.
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.
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.
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.