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it means RESPECT and is one of the most important values. We all want to feel respected for our knowledge, for our abilities, for our skills, for ourselves - this is our ego. We can earn the respect of others by first showing respect to them ourselves.
Values teach us and help us live and survive in society. Every ideology tries to legislate its values, which are transmitted by being lived. Let's say with a model. We try to stick to them even when something is not going in our favor. Supposed to.
Today, society is changing at the speed of light. Never before in the history of mankind has technology and the way of life changed so quickly and drastically in such a short period of time. Things that were normal yesterday can be criminal today.
Through discussions about the topic for the project, we came to the realization that through our learning or sports process, we were often subjected to various types of violence and that we, as teachers or coaches, used violence (psychologically, physically) against young people. Something that was normal yesterday can be a crime today.
We were brought up in one way, but in today's society we have to act in a different way. It will be easiest if we stick to universal values. But can we stick to values?
We must take them on, we must live them in everyday situations, and only in this way will we be able to become better people and pass these values on to young people by example.
SONKEI (respect) is the right value to start this journey.
About the project
What is a project "SONKEI - Respect in Sport, Respect in Life"?
The theme of the project "SONKEI - Respect in Sport, Respect in Life" is violence, discrimination and intolerance in sport. The aim and goal is to raise awareness among coaches, teachers and youth about violence and discrimination in sports. The latter is still not addressed to a sufficiently large extent in the wider society. And in the real sports ecosystem, the topic of violence, discrimination and intolerance is practically taboo.
As part of the project, we will prepare various educational content and tools, as well as the main actors in physical education, and empower children and young people with the knowledge of how to react in the event that they perceive violence or are the victims of violence themselves.
Athletes - ambassadors of non-violence in sports and in general, will help us spread project activities, products and values.
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The project manager, ŠPORTNO DRUŠTVO GIB, invited organizations from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, and Portugal to join the project consortium.
Croatia: Zajednica sportskih udruga grada Rijeke "Riječki sportski savez"
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BRAVO - Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable
Italy: FIJLKAM Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate Arti Marziali
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Sports Development Association BSDA
Romania: Asociatia Se Poate
Turkey: Karasu Gençlik, Sanat ve Spor Kulübü Derneği
Portugal: Ginásio Clube Português GCP
Slovenia: Športno društvo GIB
For more information regarding the SONKEI project, you can contact Katja Rudaš.