The Sprinters project celebrates its Olympics games on the Italian island of Ponza from October 1 to 4

Twelve athletes from each participating countries will participate in the four disciplines promoted by this European project

The island of Ponza, on the Italian coast, halfway between Rome and Naples, hosts the Olympics Sprinters from 1 to 4 October, a environmentally friendly sports competition. The project, coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and financed by the European Union and the Erasmus + program, promotes sporting activities in protected natural areas and the creation of sustainable startups in the sector.

For 4 days, 12 athletes from each of the five member countries of Sprinters -Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy and Latvia- will compete in the disciplines of Nordic walking, mountain biking, canoeing and running. The competitions will be mixed and with no age limit.

On Tuesday 2 October, the Olympics will begin with the canoeing and running events, with the mottos ‘Rowing for Europe’ and ‘Running for Europe’. The canoeing competition includes sessions between 8 and 10 participants, if weather conditions allow it, will travel a mile in the area of ​​Bourbon Harbor.

From the same place the race ‘Running for Europe’ of 5 kilometers long will start and run along the panoramic road of Ponza and will be diverted by a natural path that leads until the town of Santa María and back to the port.

Wednesday, October 3 will be the day to test the resistance of the athletes. ‘The Nordic march through Europe’ will be a competition of three kilometers long in which participants will walk on natural paths that will bring them to a hill 600 meters high.

The biking race will be 4 kilometers long that can continue up to 10 kilometers. It is a circular route along a greenway through the Fortino-Forte Papa natural park.

 

On 22th September Gipacor will host a sport event in Fornaccina

Within the Sprinters program, two competitions will take place in the region of Furiani (Corsica) on 22th September.

The bike competition will start at 9:30 whereas the canoeing competition will start at 14:00. 

The Sprinters project is a transnational project of the European Union coordinated by the municipality of Cullera. The program involves institutions of different countries such us Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Latvia.

 

Running & Nordic walking competitions on May 20 in Corsica

On May 20, 2018, Running and Nordic walk competitions were organized by GIPACOR, Running Club Furiani, and Municipality of Furiani under the ERASMUS + Sport project Sprinters. The competition took place on the territory of Natura 2000, above the village of Furiani.

170 participants in different age groups attended the competition.

Despite the blazing sun, all participants with a great interest and a real racing spirit went on almost 11 km distance for running and 6 km for Nordic walking. They all tried to show the best result in their age group. The top 3 results for each age group received medals and awards. The competitions required a preparation of the ground to avoid any degradation or disruption of the ecosystem.

It is thanks to the volunteers’ awareness that the environment has been preserved and that the exceptional biotope of this natural area has remained intact. The participants of the race were very pleased to be able to evolve in a competition in air paint on a site as wonderful and wild.

 

The Sprinters partners met in Gabrovo (Bulgaria)

The Bulgarian city of Gabrovo welcomed the partners last weekend to celebrate a new Sprinters meeting. The project is coordinated by the municipality of Cullera and funded by the European Union and Erasmus+.

Two were the main topics to discuss. On one hand, the partners talked about the sport management in natural protected areas and the results of the University of Valencia as a scientific partner. On the other hand, they discussed about the Sprinters Olympic Games and set the date of the event that will take place in Ponza (Italy) from October 1 to October 6.

Sprinters members
Sprinters members

Furthermore, they agreed about the participation of 12 athletes from each participanting country (Spain, France, Latvia, Bulgaria and Italy). The Olympic Games will be equal for both genres (male and female), without age restrictions and each country will be able to participate in the competitions it deems appropriate.

Sprinters is a transnational European project that aims to develop sports in natural protected areas in a sustainable way by offering running, nordic walking, canoeing and cycling competitions.

 

Mērsraga novada pašvaldība, Mērsraga vidusskola un Engures ezera Dabas parks piedalās ERASMUS + Sport projektā “Sprinters”.  3 cilvēku delegācija no Mērsraga novada no 17. maija līdz 20. maijam apmeklēja projekta trešo visu partneru sanāksmi Bulgārijā, Gabrovā. Sanāksmē piedalījās projekta partneru pārstāvji no Spānijas, Itālijas, Bulgārijas, Francijas. Šoreiz tikšanās reizē Mērsraga novadu un dabas parku pārstāvēja Agnese Kreicberga, Roberts Šiliņš un Madara Brāle.

Projekta partneru tikšanās reizes ļauj uzzināt, kas projekta ietvaros ir paveikts katrā no projekta dalībvalstīm, kā arī tā ir iespēja kopīgi pārrunāt vēl nepieciešamās aktivitātes, lai projekta norise būtu veiksmīga. Šajā reizē partneri pārrunāja sporta menedžmenta attīstību dabas aizsargājamās teritorijās, sporta un ekonomikas sasaisti, kas veicinātu jaunu uzņēmumu veidošanos, kā arī Valensijas universitātes kā zinātniskā partnera apkopotos rezultātus. Tāpat tika pārrunāta “Sprinters” olimpisko spēļu norise oktobrī, Ponzā.

In the meeting
In the meeting

Mums bija lieliska iespēja ne tikai uzzināt vairāk par projekta norisi, bet arī iepazīt Gabrovu, kur mēs apmeklējām ikgadējo humora un satīras karnevālu, humora un satīras muzeju, dabas parku “Bulgarka”. Tāpat iepazinām arī Gabrovas humoru. Saskaņā ar nostāstiem gabrovieši cērt kaķiem nost astes, lai ziemas spelgonī ātrāk aiz tiem aizcirstu durvis (viens no pilsētas simboliem ir melns kaķis bez astes), kā arī aptur pa nakti pulksteņus, lai velti nedeldētu mehānismu.

Kopš projekta sākuma 2016. gadā Mērsragā jau ir notikušas dažādas aktivitātes, proti, informatīvi semināri, darba grupas, sacensības – skriešanas un nūjošanas sacensības piejūras pļavu teritorijā, braukšana ar laivām pa kanālu. Šā gada 28. maijā notiks sacensības riteņbraukšanā Engures ezera Dabas parka teritorijā.

“Sprinters” ir starptautisks Eiropas projekts, ko koordinē Kulleras pašvaldība Spānijā un ko finansē Eiropas Savienība un Erasmus +. Starpvalstu apvienība sastāv no institūcijām, aizsargājamo dabas teritoriju vadītājiem un dažādu Eiropas valstu sporta organizācijām Spānijā, Francijā, Latvijā, Bulgārijā, Itālijā.  Projekta mērķis ir attīstīt sportu dabas neskartajās teritorijās amatieru līmenī, piedāvājot skriešanu, nūjošanu, braukšanu ar kanoe laivām un riteņiem, tādējādi rūpējoties par savu fizisko sagatavotību un veselību un attīstot vietējo ekonomiku.

 

La ciudad búlgara de Gabrovo acogió el pasado fin de semana una nueva reunión de trabajo de los socios del proyecto europeo  denominado Sprinters, que coordina el Ayuntamiento de Cullera y  que está financiado por la Unión Europea y el programa Erasmus+.

En este encuentro, los socios del proyecto Sprinters debatieron sobre la gestión del deporte en áreas naturales protegidas y los resultados de la Universidad de Valencia como socio científico. Asimismo, se procedió a fijar las fechas en las que se celebrará uno de los ítems deportivos más destacados del proyecto, las Olimpiadas, que tendrán lugar en la isla de Ponza (Italia) del 1 al 6 de octubre.

También se acordó que en esta celebración deportiva podrán participar 12 deportistas de cada uno de los países que forman parte de este proyecto (España, Letonia, Bulgaria, Francia y Bulgaria) y que las Olimpiadas serán mixtas (hombres y mujeres), sin límite de edad, pudiendo participar cada país en las modalidades que considere oportunas: marcha nórdica, bicicleta de montaña, running y canoeing.

Sprinters es un proyecto transnacional europeo coordinado por el ayuntamiento de Cullera y compuesto además por el ayuntamiento de Ponza (Italia), el ayuntamiento de Mersrags (Letonia), el European Center of Innovation, Education, Science and Culture (Bulgaria), la Polisportiva Dilettantistica Ponza (Italy) y Gipacor y que cuenta con la participación de la Universidad de Valencia (España) como socio científico.

 

Races in Corsica on May 20

On May 20 you will enjoy a day of sport thanks to the races that are going to be held in Corsica. Our partner GIPACOR, who is running the event together with the Furiani Race Club and the Furiani Municipality, is organizing the first Sprinters races in France.

You will enjoy two races. Not only a running race through the trails of the wonderful region of Furiani and Monte Canarinco but also a nordic walking on the fabulous mountains of Corsica. If you want to participate you should go to the Géant Casino of Furiani until the May 18 for the registration and delivery of the bibs.

The races are open to all who want to live a moment of training and of sport. The day will start with the departure in the village square of Furiani at 9:00am. When the races finish, a buffet will be avaliable for all participants.

This event is posible thanks to the involvement of the European Union and the Erasmus+ fund that promote sport in natural protected areas and healthy life through the Sprinters project.

 

Regional Natural Park of Corsica

The Regional Natural Park of Corsica covers nearly 40% of the surface of the island and contains approximately 26.700 inhabitants. The Natural Park, with its rich natural and cultural heritage, is developing a project based on the preservation and improvement of the heritage which is carried out by all the partners.

The project aims to protect and enhance the natural, cultural and human heritage of its territory through the implementation of an innovative policy of economic, social and cultural development for the environment.

An essential axis of its activities is to ensure a new development by restoring its place as a territory of social and economic life on the island.

The work done by local eco-developers and technicians has supported and currently supports actions such as:

  • Efforts towards mountain farming by the restoration of sheepfolds.
  • Programmed improvement actions of housing.
  • Restoration and enhancement of built heritage.
  • Gathering of knowledge.
  • Archeology, crafts and fire prevention.

One of the most visible actions for the benefit of the villages is the development of hiking activities: nearly 1500 km of marked trails, more than 1400 beds were made in lodges or refuge on the trail path between sea and mountain “Mare e Monti”, from one sea to another “Mare a Mare”, altitude “the GR20” or country trails.

 

GIPACOR is the new Sprinters partner

A GIP is a management structure that facilitates the managing of both regional and national projects. The Gip of Corsica, with its experience related to belonging to the National Education, accompanies you in all your projects related to education and training throughout life to achieve the following goals:

  • The implementation and development of cooperation between several Corsica’s socio-economic partners in the fields of adult continuing education, training and professional integration in the context of educational and vocational activities.
  • The implementation of the measures predicted in the European Employment Strategy and the Structural Funds programming documents and the management of related funding.

The GIP relies on The Greta Network. A regional and national network specific to the National Education. By developing this network,  GIPACOR will ensure that you will find a privileged interlocutor for all your training issues, close to you and attentive to your specific needs.



Synergy, readability and the scope of projects are the major advantages of GIPACOR:

  • Its legal structure allows the pooling of resources of different public partners.
  • Its intervention framework: lifelong training led by the Rector of the Academy.
  • Better visibility for internal and external partners.
  • Implementation of the measures predicted in the European Employment.
  • Strategy with the permanent promotion of professional equality between men and women and the fight against exclusion.

These are some of the services that GIPACOR offers:

  • The CAFOC is in charge of the ongoing training of GRETA actors from the Corsican Academy. It is at the service of the professionalization of the teams and contributes his support, advice and engineering to the GRETA development projects.
  • The DAVA is the national education organization in charge of the VAE for diplomas from CAP to BTS. With its team of advisers, the DAVA accompanies the candidates in their career.
  • The TSE or “Occupational Health and Safety Education” is an essential component of professional degrees. It responds to an issue of prevention of occupational risks for students and apprentices, future employees. It mobilizes the actors of the training and requires the provision of educational tools.
  • The mission to fight against school dropout (MLDS) is part of the networks of partners of monitoring and support platforms of the National Education and particularly the network training qualification job