Hey! So Glad You're Here. We would like to introduce Hike Together to you!

Project Hike together contributes to raising awareness of the importance of health benefits of physical activity through walking in nature – as a natural exercise through increased participation in hiking and trekking. Project Hike together is more focused on young people from disadvantage background, to promote hiking and walking in the nature is a basic to many sporting activities, well-being and fitness. European project Hike together is an opportunity to examine and reflect upon the issues around inclusion from different perspectives, to learn from different countries and cultures by sharing knowledge about new ways of working, and to clarify ideas around a common understanding of inclusion. It will also help to build a wider and better European network to tackle the challenges around how to be more inclusive within Europe.

Specific goals of Hike together project:

  • To increase the knowledge, acquire new knowledge and experience of using hiking as a tool for social inclusion of young people from disadvantage background and promotion of equal opportunities and bringing together people, regardless of their age, sex, origin, financial status, etc.

  • To create an innovative network of professionals, devoted to active living from different parts of Europe, who will be committed to the project not only during project life, but also after the project end with development and growing network of mountain guides.

  • Raise awareness on the added value of hiking and physical activities in relation to the personal, professional and social development of individuals through all planned project activities, in particular with the dissemination events will implement in the partner countries as well as local hiking events. 

  • to promote access to volunteering in sport and strengthen volunteers skills and management of activities related to nature environment of hiking clubs and improving their role as a professional providers of services in local communities. 

 

4 international meetings + 4 hikes in 4 countries will wider the network and start to build bridges with other organizations working in the field of mountaineering, sport and youth. 

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Coordinator from Austria

Innovative Education Center aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. We believe diversity drives innovation. We’re building a culture where difference is valued. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.

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Partner  from Bulgaria

Bulgarian Sports Development Association was founded in 2010 and is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to the development of Bulgarian sport and improving sporting culture in Bulgaria! Bulgarian sports development association has extensive experience in the field of youth activities, sports events and trainings. Young athletes and volunteers are an essential part of the team of the Association and for our team capacity building of Bulgarian youth and sport experts is a top priority. Over the years we have organized a variety of events focused in the development of sport and physical activity and implementing of good practices on local level in our country. Each team member is committed to the development of sport and has solid background in various aspects of management, administration and organization of NGO and entrepreneurial sector. Team members has participated in multiple trainings and initiatives under the program Youth in Action and Erasmus+.

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Partner from Croatia

Rijeka Sport’s Association, allying all sporting clubs within the City of Rijeka, in accordance with art.48 of Sports Act, is the promoter of the Programme of public sports programme co-funding in the City of Rijeka, which is presented through the City administration department for sports and technical culture to the government of the City of Rijeka and to the City Council of Rijeka for adoption. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, the local Government is obliged to foster the development of sports; to this end, funds are allocated out of the City of Rijeka annual budget for sporting activities co-funding and the City government’s commitment in this respect is clearly expressed in the Programme of public sports programme co-funding.

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Partner from Italy

Iniziativa Democratica is a non-governmental organization, founded on March 2011 and registered on October 2012 in Italy. Members of the organization are actively involved in organizing and creating youth projects based on non-formal and formal education, such as seminars, personal development and coaching trainings, youth exchanges, participated in verity of projects in Italy and abroad.  Iniziativa Democratica mission is the spreading active citizenship (especially European one), Human Rights and legality. Iniziativa Democratica work at local, national, European and international level and works mainly with youngsters because they believe young people can change the world (better).

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