The project “IN COMMON SPORTS - INTERGENERATIONAL COMPETITION AS MOTIVATION FOR SPORT AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OF SENIOR CITIZENS” by ERASMUS + is opportunity to involve elderly people in the social life trough sport activities. We expected that it would be start to active life for our elderly citizen and became platform for future sport events for our citizens!
The mayor of the Municipality of Aksakovo Eng. Atanas Stoilov
Aksakovo Municipality has a population of 20 426 inhabitants and it consists of 23 villages in the area of
460.54 km². It is situated in the northeast of Bulgaria and has an outlet on the Black Sea. Aksakovo is situated
10 km away from the city of Varna. The Varna International Airport is also situated on its territory.
Aksakovo municipality is a provider of public and social services to the community. It is responsible for
implementing national legislation on local level and managing the municipal territory. As a local authority
it is responsible for self-government and have to provide sustainable development of community. In this order
it have to ensure participation in self-government for people of all ages.
The statistic shows that 25% of Aksakovo population are elder people above 60 years old. The level of physical
activities is very low, that is the reason of more of diseases of this part of community. For elder people
and people with disadvantages municipality of Aksakovo provide social services as “hot supper”, “help in home”,
“social assistant”. The municipality supports clubs of retired people, where they meet each other, chats and
play cards, chess and board games.
Aksakovo municipality has annual sporting calendar. Every year it carries out sport games volleyboll, backetball,
football, table tennis, touristic walking and etc. The elder people take part in the football, table tennis
and touristic walking. The Municipality of Aksakovo has a experience regarding network of towns and international
cooperation. It has eight twinned towns and carry out international events every year. It is also engaged
in several European and international networks related to youth participation, education, health, economic
Specific tasks of the organization within the project:
Municipality of Aksakovo will organize 2 events:
1- International Multiplier Sport Event
- The purpose of events is desiminate idea of phisical activity in all life.
- The main objective of this event is to introduce this project to the local community,
dissiminate its main objectives and intellectual outputs and encourage furhter participation to the competition.
- Define the importance of defining a person’s needs and characteristics so as to adjust
the right exercise program to his/her needs. In other words introduce the importance of exercize as a rehabilitation
therapy after or during a disease or accident.
- Create a communication bridge among the NGO who work in the field of helthy life and the
Municipality planning events in the future, implementing events and actions that will introduce sports on
2- Second National Multiplayer Sport Event
- Sport compatition event involve 4 sport event, basketball, volleyball, football and table
ténis. The purpose of events is desiminate idea of phisical activity in all life. This event multiplay the
- Present good practices of physical activity in reality
The number of participants will be arrond 40 people.
During the events we will spread th broushures with purpose, activities and results of the project.