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Sport as a connecting link

5 November 2013

On 6 October, within the framework of the EU-funded “CIUDAD (Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue)/GOSPEL (Governance in the Context of Sport as a Social Link)” project, the Yerevan Municipality hosted an awareness-raising event for sports at the “Yerevan” sailing club on Lake Sevan, during which the closing ceremony of the Yerevan Windsurfing Open Championship took place.
30 athletes participated in the multi-sports championship and included competitors from Sevan and Hrazdan, as well as the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The project aims to create management mechanisms for sports to improve the quality of life in urban areas, particularly for those with disabilities and vulnerable communities. ‘Besides financial support, the experience of our EU partners is also very important in terms of both technical and professional assistance,’ stated Vergine Simonyan, Chief Expert of the Yerevan Municipality Department of Foreign Affairs and CIUDAD/GOSPEL Project Coordinator.
The GOSPEL/CIUDAD project encompasses Armenia, Tunisia, Germany, Croatia and Norway.

Sport as a connecting link

On 6 October, within the framework of the EU-funded “CIUDAD (Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue)/GOSPEL (Governance in the Context of Sport as a Social Link)” project, the Yerevan Municipality hosted an awareness-raising event for sports at the “Yerevan” sailing club on Lake Sevan, during which the closing ceremony of the Yerevan Windsurfing Open Championship took place. 30 athletes participated in the multi-sports championship and included competitors from Sevan and Hrazdan, as well as the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. The project aims to create management mechanisms for sports to improve the quality of life in urban areas, particularly for those with disabilities and vulnerable communities. ‘Besides financial support, the experience of our EU partners is also very important in terms of both technical and professional assistance,’ stated Vergine Simonyan, Chief Expert of the Yerevan Municipality Department of Foreign Affairs and CIUDAD/GOSPEL Project Coordinator. The GOSPEL/CIUDAD project encompasses Armenia, Tunisia, Germany, Croatia and Norway.