The European project "Safety in Sports" is divided into 7 work packages:
Work package no° 1: Coordination of the project (KfV - Vienna)
The coordinating office (KfV) will ensure a firm and consolidated approach towards the overall project and its work packages. It will carry out all the administrative work and will provide the consortium with precise instructions relating to administrative and reporting duties. Moreover, the coordinating office will monthly monitor progress of work. Regular telephone conferences and e-mail based communication and exchange of information within the consortium will contribute to streamlining and facilitating rapid response to unforeseen conditions that might hinder the implementation of the project as originally conceived.
Work package no° 2: Dissemination of the results (EuroSafe - Amsterdam)
The team of this work package will coordinate the proper dissemination of the products delivered by the project, basically developed under work package 4-7. Most publications will be made available in an electronic format that is easy to distribute at low cost. Through the developed website (www.safetyinsports.eu), this work package will encourage relevant stakeholders to implement the tools and guidelines delivered by the project and disseminate these projects as widely as possible.
Work package no° 3: Evaluation of the project (CSI - Amsterdam)
The outcome of the project will be evaluated in terms of changes in the understanding of the burden of sports injuries as well as the awareness, acceptance and application of preventive measures in a limited number of settings. Among other things to achieve this purpose questionnaires will be developed and used for different stakeholder groups in sport.
Work package no° 4: Inventory on the burden of sports injuries, existing prevention measures and safety promotion strategies (KfV - Vienna)
The purposes of this work package are to compile the current state of knowledge
- concerning the burden of sports injuries
- relating to existing prevention measures
- with regard to existing safety promotion strategies
in basketball and handball and other sports in Europe. Knowledge of existing studies, literature, surveys, statistics and databases will be utilized and direct expert consultations will assist to deliver a comprehensive report on the current state of knowledge.
Work package no° 5: Consensus building on best injury prevention measures and best implementation strategies in handball and basketball (RUB - Bochum)
This work package focuses on the collaboration with the European Handball Federation (EHF) and the European Basketball Federation (FIBA Europe) as well as two national handball and two national basketball associations in view of building consensus on good practices in sports injury prevention and on implementation strategies in handball and basketball. The team will closely collaborate with selected experts.
Work package no° 6: Implementation and testing of safety management schemes in handball and basketball (RUB - Bochum)
The team will focus on the development and implementation of the draft toolkits, containing information on best injury prevention measures and the development of templates for presenting the toolkit to basketball and handball associations and in general. Handball and basketball specific prevention measures will be tailored onto the target groups being intended in the pilot testing phase.
Work package no° 7: Elaboration of general guidelines for the development and implementation of sustainable safety management schemes in sports in Europe (RUB - Bochum)
The objectives are the development and provision of general guidelines on how to develop and implement sports-specific safety management schemes in other sports and on how to achieve sustainability of safety management schemes in Europe.