Brief description Bringing students, teachers and students’ parents closer together in the fields of ecology and sports, for a positive change in the attitudes of young people towards themselves, their peers, a healthy life style, and the environment.
Region Intra Western Balkan borders
Location SRB: City of Kraljevo
MNE: Municipality of Žabljak
Type of project partners Educational institutions
Size (total budget including EU grants) € 50,000 to € 200,000
Main themes Employment, labour mobility and social inclusion
Youth and education
Keywords (Types of Activities) People-to-people projects
Education and training
Keywords (Aspects of Good Practice) Genuine cross-border dimension
Genuine cross-border impact
Good sustainability
Background and Objectives The objectives of the project “Together Through Ecology and Sports Towards Healthy Europe” were:

  • to contribute to the establishment of cooperation among students, teachers and students’ parents from schools in the cross-border region with an aim to strengthen educational, sport and cultural connections;
  • to strengthen educational, sports and cultural connections and to achieve a positive change in the attitudes of young people towards themselves, their peers and a healthy life style, as well as to their surroundings, environment and research work.
Main activities The project covered a range of joint planning and implementation of school activities related to ecology and sports, including:

  • analysis of the demand for training in the field of ecology, swimming and skiing;
  • forming ecological-sport sections in both schools;
  • organising swimming and skiing courses;
  • student training in the field of ecology;
  • research work and creation of ecology database, and exchange of research results;
  • evaluation of ecology and sports training;
  • organising competitions and awarding certificates to the students;
  • printing of T-shirts, newspapers, flyers, annual bulletin, web presentation, etc.
Main results The main results of the project were as follows:

  • Cross-border communication between representatives of the schools was established and conditions were created for communication and research work by students and teachers.
  • Teaching and other related material were developed and the schools carried out the training and the exchange of knowledge; experience and skills were developed in the field of ecology, leading to positive changes in young people towards the surroundings, environment and research.
  • The schools conducted training in swimming and skiing, sports skills of students were improved and student awareness of the importance of sport was raised, leading to a positive change in young people in relation to themselves, their peers and a healthy lifestyle.
Aspects of good practice Although “Together Through Ecology and Sports Towards Healthy Europe” was a small scale project it was a particularly innovative action that promoted in a tangible way the cooperation on a cross-border basis and laid the foundations for sustainable benefits for the young people and the wider community in the cross-border region.
Start and completion dates:
November 2010 – February 2012
More information
Partner SRB: Grammar School – Kraljevo, Serbia
Partner MNE: Co-educational Secondary School “17. septembar” Žabljak