AMELIA's three multiplier events in Bulgaria

At the end of April 2024, Amateur Sport Leagues organized three multiplier events aimed at presenting the key AMELIA deliverables, tools, and messages. Those events had different types of audience (target groups) and altogether attracted close to 130 participants. A special focus was put on explaining AMELIA Joint Position Paper and the conducted survey collecting expert opinions, on presenting the AMELIA Atlas, and on bringing into focus potential future activities that can be generated by the Aesthetics Transnational Movement.

The first event was organized together with the Sport Department of Sofia University. The goal was to make future physical education teachers and sporting figures aware of active cities concept and the growing role of sport for well-being.

The second event targeted students whose educational background is related to urban geography, spatial planning, and regional development. The main efforts were focused on making them acquainted with the potential sport-based solutions for regenerating, reshaping, and co-designing public urban places, including relevant mechanisms and tools.

The idea of the third event was to reach a wider audience, including practitioners, activists, stakeholders, young people interested in the topic, among others. Discussions there covered diverse themes related to the role of public spaces, benefits of sport and physical activities, strategies to activate stakeholders, possible ways of ensuring financing of relevant initiatives.