Lisbon hosted the Final Conference of the Wheelchair Slalom Erasmus+ Programme co-funded by the European Union last week, 3rd of December.
All the partners, FECPC (Catalonia), PCAND (Paralisia Cerebral Associação Nacional de Desporto - Portugal), ÖBSV (Austrian Sports Federation of the Disabled - Austria), HPO (Croatian Paralympic Committee - Croatia) and IRS (Institute for Social Research - Italy), met together to share the conclusions and experiences after two years of work and development of Wheelchair Slalom in their countries.
In the afternoon the Catalan Sports Federation for Cerebral Palsy (FECPC), as project leader, opened the conference summarizing all the work done by all the partners during the two years of the project. The conclusions are very positive, as a first step to continue growing WSlalom in Europe.
Then, all the partners share their experiences and video resumes about their work, with special mention for the testimony of Duarte Neto, from Portugal. Neto explained to the public how important the Wheelchair Slalom has been for him to improve his wheelchair and social skills. The sport as a motor to live better.
Csilla Mónika Bus, from B-Link, a company that is working together with the partners to develop the W-Slalom Erasmus+ Programme, made a presentation about all the co-funded options the European Union is offering to the associations to develop their projects. I addition, Joana Pinho introduced a new Erasmus+ Programme about Sport Inclusion Didactics Handbook.