TALENT – Cloud-based education for creative sport talents
TALENT facilitates dual careers, cultivates positive behaviors, and prepares young talents for lifelong learning and early entry into professional sports.
Project Number: 101090147
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/12/2022 – 31/05/2025
According to the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes (2012), there are various ways in the European Union for young athletes to balance their education and sports training. Many countries have established special provisions that offer scholarships, flexible schedules, and exam dates to athletes, allowing them to participate in competitions. In regular schools, several Member States have sports classes with a focus on physical education and daily sporting activities, which positively impact children.
However, it is recommended to provide more specific attention to certain sports starting from the age of 10. In areas with active local sports clubs, schools and clubs can collaborate to organize these activities. Although some schools offer additional sports classes each week, these classes are not specifically designed for elite athletes and may not always meet their training needs. Unfortunately, this specific status often leads to unique challenges and potential exclusion for talented young children, as they may face difficulties with their peers and teachers who may not fully understand the importance of supporting sports-talented children.
TALENT aims to foster equal education, prevent exclusion, support dual careers, establish new behavioral patterns for the benefit of talented young children, and prepare them for lifelong learning and professional sports from an early age. The project will ensure the seamless integration of children into both the academic and athletic realms through a pre-operational program that aligns with the actual dual career initiative.