The project led by Birkirkara Badminton Club (Malta) together with its European Partners ASV Mals Badminton (Italy), BK TU v Liberci, z.s. (Czech Republic) and TJ Slovan Vesec, z.s. (Czech Republic), has kicked off with its first Transnational Event in Mals (Italy) between the 26 and 31 March 2018. A project with a duration of 18 months between January 2018 and June 2019 having 4 Transnational project meetings (2 in Italy, 1 in Czech Republic and 1 in Malta) together with Local Community Activities in all participating countries and a Final Project Conference in Malta.

This project will focus on a number of activities that shall seek to increase awareness, exchange knowledge on how to
protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition
conditions. As a result, the main objectives of this project shall be to:

  • review current practices within the clubs on health and safety hazards that hamper the athletes’ development
  • discuss ways on how the clubs may develop synergies and improve their training and competition conditions
  • raise awareness among members and local sport clubs of preventing health and safety hazards in badminton

The project Success@360 will seek to eliminate or reduce heavily the element of health and safety hazards in sport
with a special focus on the work carried out by grass root organizations in the field of badminton. The project intends
to raise awareness and help our athletes identify risks and seek ways to reduce and prevent such risks. In order to full all the above, the project will try to find solutions by obtaining support from the national authorities, public bodies, education providers, sport organizations, businesses and last but not least by the athletes themselves.

Being 4 clubs offering the same sport opportunities within our respective communities, Success@360 – Bridging
Sport, Safety and Health will directly involve the experts in the field and the policy makers to discuss how we can
broaden accessibility of sporting activity at recreational, leisure and competitive levels and implement hazard-free
sport by addressing the needs and constraints of the athletes, develop programs among children and their
parents towards a higher level of awareness, to educate people on the health and social benefits resulting from
regular participation in clean sport, to assist in strengthening the sport administration culture and competencies of
sport organizations in this area, and to share with other sport organizations the knowledge and information acquired
as a result of this project.

Transnational events will include thematic sessions, educational sessions, simulation exercises with the involvement
of athletes and representatives from each club and relative stakeholders and professional speakers in the field.