The kick-off meeting for the Erasmus+ Sport project titled “TALENT – Cloud-based education for creative sport talents” was held in Split, Croatia, on February 2nd and 3rd 2023, hosted by project leader Center of Excellence of Split Dalmatia County. The consortium, consisting of seven organizations from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta, gathered to start the project, which is focused on the integration of children within school and sport environment, through a program that is pre-operational in respect to the real dual-career program.
TALENT aims to create a methodology able to increase the awareness of the identification, the support and the prevention of drop-outs of talented children through an integrated campaign that will spread a new pattern of behaviour among teachers, parents, and coaches.
During the two-day meeting, apart from enjoying beautiful and sunny Split and Mediterranean cuisine, the consortium discussed future plans on developing a methodology for desk analysis and focused groups, as well as plans for raising awareness activities for the goals and target groups of the project.
As most of the consortium members have extensive experience in sport and educational international projects, TALENT will no doubt be a successful path towards the implementation of new ways of integrating talented children and finding ways to include all relevant stakeholders in the process. In the next 30 months of the project, based on inputs from focused groups with coaches and experts in the field of youth sport and education, TALENT will create an online platform for the integration of talented children that can be used not only for sports talents but talents in general.