The latest initiative from FIBA Europe, aimed at promoting sports participation in schools across Europe, will have NBN23 as its main partner.
The “Hoops for Schools” project was unveiled and presented in Munich. It will be funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + Sport program, with the primary goal of raising awareness about the importance of physical activity by leveraging new technologies.
In addition to NBN23 as digital basketball specialists, FIBA Europe has other vital partners crucial for its execution, including associate partner Special Olympics, the German Sport University of Cologne, Fundacion Baloncesto Colegial from Spain, as well as the National Federations of Cyprus, Denmark, and Estonia, among others.
A kickoff meeting for the project took place at FIBA Europe’s offices in Munich in late January, with 22 representatives from the partners. FIBA Europe President Jorge Garbajosa and FIBA Europe Executive Director Kamil Novak were also present.
External expert coaches Matthias Zollner and Sergio Lara-Bercial will serve as advisors to the project, with bilateral agreements signed between all partners during the kickoff meeting. In the pilot phase, the three partner National Federations will test the resources developed in the research phase to find the best practices in school sports programs before the official launch of the “Hoops for Schools” program. The project is expected to run until the end of 2026.