Erasmus+ Sport funded project Playful Ageing encourages social inclusionequal opportunities and skills development through basketball. It also aim to increase participation in health enhancing physical activity through international grassroots tournaments. 

Why basketball?

Basketball is one of the most attractive sports and therefore one of the most popular sports where we can improve our endurance, strength, agility, cognitive elements and other elements of all four dimensions of physical literacy (physical, psychological, cognitive and social). It represents a traditional form of physical activity, which is widely liked and enjoyed among general public.

About the project

Playful Ageing addresses the general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme – to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in sport, in Europe and beyond.


The project will also revive basketball gyms and provide exercise opportunities using fun and attractive physical activity.

We will create an international network of local clubs, which will be the base of future cooperation in the promotion of physical activity and sport programs at local level.


This is the first international online platform, where local basketball clubs and volunteers will promote grassroots basketball tournament events. 

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Partners of the project

Sports Union of Slovenia (Slovenia) as the largest sports for all organization connects different sports organizations, associations, clubs and individuals working in the field of sports recreations and sports education in Slovenia. It unites over 180 organisations and has over 60.000 members scattered all over Slovenia. Their common goal is to promote healthy lifestyle and active use of leisure time.

Sports club Udarni list (Slovenia) was established in 2005. Over a decade the club is successfully working in the field of sports recreations and sport for all in Novo mesto, Slovenia. The goal is to offer quality exercise programmes and to promote healthy lifestyle and active use of leisure time with special focus on intergenerational cooperation. Their exercise programme connects all generations, especially children and older people, offering regular physical activities and active spending of leisure time as well as sport events for all generations.

ZKK Plamen Pozega is a women’s basketball club, located in Požega, Croatia. Our mission is to introduce sport and a healthy lifestyle to the youth. With high quality professional work, we prepare players for playing basketball, comp, but also competing successfully in national and international leagues and tournaments. At Pozega, mutual respect, effort, progress, sportsmanship, healthy lifestyle, teamwork and work habits are values that are spread through basketball.

Basketbal Club Girl Basket, Serbia is a women’s basketball club from Beograd. GB was founded in 2005 out of love for basketball and children and a need to transfer knowledge to new generations, making an impact to their personal development on and off the basketball courts. Club has been steadily growing ever since and with its growth came also its successes. Their coaching team is impressive, some of the coaches have worked in elite sport and developed a number young talented female basketball players. The president acts as a role model for women in sport, establishing the sport club from zero. The club is currently a partner in 2 Erasmus+ projects.

Objectives of the project

Building capacity of sport staff and volunteers


Manual how to organise grassroots basketball tournaments


Workshop for sport staff and volunteers

Development of basketball networking platform


Online basketball networking platform

Enhance participation in physical activities


International grassroots basketball tournaments

Dissemination campaign and sustainability of the network


Communication campaign and toolkit


EU and national level activities

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