The project DRAWS, co-financed by the ERASMUS + SPORT Programme of the European Union, aims to promote sport integrity by both combating doping among recreational and non-elite young sport practitioners (14-19 years) and preventing the establishment of a pro-doping culture in this same environment.
UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE (Italy) will lead the project together with other eight European partners, namely: CONI - COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO and LEGA PRO - LEGA ITALIANA CALCIO PROFESSIONISTICO (Italy), FISAF - CZECH AEROBIC AND FITNESS UNION FISAF.CZ (Czech Republic), IOTC - INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC TRUCE CENTRE (Greece), LUSF - LIETUVOS SPORTO FEDERACIJU SAJUNGA (Lithuania), LSFC - LATVIJAS SPORTA FEDERACIJU PADOME (Latvia); SDRUZHENIE LEVSKI SPORT ZA VSICHKI (Bulgaria), and HAŠK MLADOST (Croatia).
The Partnership will cooperate and work together for 36 months (from January, 2020 to December, 2022) to create and disseminate a set of open training courses strongly linked to the existing pro-doping cultures and to produce an educational comic and some stripes on this topic using a visual and more user friendly language for youth. The big goals of DRAWS will be to both increase youth’s engagement in doping prevention and raise the awareness and knowledge of European polices on it.
On April 27-28, 2020 the partnership held its Kick-off Meeting, marking the beginning of a three-year collaboration. The event was a little bit different from what expected, due to the current Covid19 health emergency: the personal contact, a common feature of this kind of events, was replaced by a two-day online meeting that brought virtually together partners from all around Europe. The Partnership worked smartly and efficiently, sharing information and proposals and planning actions for the next steps. Despite the uncommon conditions, empathy and good initiatives have still been the key factors of this first virtual event of the Project.