Closing Project Conference “KIDS”

Date 6.4.2022. The Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities of the City of Rijeka held the final conference of the project entitled: Kinesitherapy activities for the inclusion of children with disabilities – KIDS.

The project: “Kinesitherapeutic activities to the inclusion of children with disabilities – KIDS” is funded by the European Social Fund in the amount of 1,223,462.75 kn. With its goals and activities, it responded to the need to develop and equalize the capacity of professionals who conduct kinesitherapy, sports-recreational and psychosocial support for children with disabilities in rural or less developed counties. Through its activities, the project relied on a structured exchange of experiences, knowledge and skills in their direct application in working with children with disabilities.

Through its activities, it contributed to the improvement of social inclusion of children with disabilities under the age of 18 in four counties of different levels of development through their participation in sports and recreational activities and receiving appropriate support in the field of psychosocial services.

The project was successfully implemented in the counties of partner organizations, resulted in excellent cooperation between organizations of different profiles and improved their further work as the acquired knowledge and experience will continue to be implemented in the future. Efforts will be made to implement as many similar initiatives as possible in order to strengthen the capacity of professionals, as well as to improve the psycho-physical development of children with disabilities in order to improve their level of social integration.