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Social inclusion through sports: GOSPEL results

18 November 2013

As part of the EU-funded “Governance in the field of sport as a social link” (GOSPEL) project, a tree planting ceremony took place on 26 October 2013 at School #52 in Shengavit, Yerevan. It was followed by a series of games in the school’s multifunctional, newly renovated sports grounds, in which schoolchildren and members of the “Pyunik” association for disabled sportsmen too part.
The Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, the mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, and the Mayor of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin, welcomed guests and participated in the ceremony.
One of the pilot actions of the GOSPEL project was to refurbish the sports grounds of School #52, which were officially inaugurated on 2 July 2013.
Ambassador Hristea stated that the GOSPEL project was in its final stage: ‘We can see fully upgraded and fully operational sports facilities in this school in Yerevan. The main aim of today’s games is to celebrate this result while promoting social inclusion through youth sports’.

The city of Marseille is the leader of the GOSPEL project. ‘Decentralised cooperation is the idea that brought us together – it is a milestone of peace between two countries, indeed between all the countries in the world. I wish to thank the Mayor of the city of Yerevan and the European Union for making this project be a success in Armenia,’ said Gaudin.

Margaryan hoped that in the future, together with the project participants, the Yerevan municipality would be able to run similar for its citizens.

GOSPEL is the first project of its type to befinanced by the European Union and implemented by the Yerevan municipality. The project is aimed at promoting the exchange of best practices in the management of recreational facilities, helping to establish sites and sports facilities, exploring models for finance and energy management, looking at ways to promote equality of access for women and socially disadvantaged, and developing sports-related events and city marketing policies.

GOSPEL is run as part of the “Cooperation In Urban Development And Dialogue” (CIUDAD) programme. It is aimed at helping local governments in the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument region to enhance their capacity to plan for sustainable, integrated and long-term urban development using good governance principles.

Social inclusion through sports: GOSPEL results

As part of the EU-funded “Governance in the field of sport as a social link” (GOSPEL) project, a tree planting ceremony took place on 26 October 2013 at School #52 in Shengavit, Yerevan. It was followed by a series of games in the school’s multifunctional, newly renovated sports grounds, in which schoolchildren and members of the “Pyunik” association for disabled sportsmen too part. The Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, the mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, and the Mayor of Marseille, Jean-Claude Gaudin, welcomed guests and participated in the ceremony. One of the pilot actions of the GOSPEL project was to refurbish the sports grounds of School #52, which were officially inaugurated on 2 July 2013. Ambassador Hristea stated that the GOSPEL project was in its final stage: ‘We can see fully upgraded and fully operational sports facilities in this school in Yerevan. The main aim of today’s games is to celebrate this result while promoting social inclusion through youth sports’. The city of Marseille is the leader of the GOSPEL project. ‘Decentralised cooperation is the idea that brought us together – it is a milestone of peace between two countries, indeed between all the countries in the world. I wish to thank the Mayor of the city of Yerevan and the European Union for making this project be a success in Armenia,’ said Gaudin. Margaryan hoped that in the future, together with the project participants, the Yerevan municipality would be able to run similar for its citizens. GOSPEL is the first project of its type to befinanced by the European Union and implemented by the Yerevan municipality. The project is aimed at promoting the exchange of best practices in the management of recreational facilities, helping to establish sites and sports facilities, exploring models for finance and energy management, looking at ways to promote equality of access for women and socially disadvantaged, and developing sports-related events and city marketing policies. GOSPEL is run as part of the “Cooperation In Urban Development And Dialogue” (CIUDAD) programme. It is aimed at helping local governments in the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument region to enhance their capacity to plan for sustainable, integrated and long-term urban development using good governance principles.