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    Hattrick Project Closing Event, 8th November 2011, Salzburg

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    The Harrick closing conference addressed the question of how sport – especially football – can contribute to the work- and professional aspirations of young people with migration backgrounds.  The presentation of the project Hattrick offered the attendants an overview of the learning materials and of how these materials can be implemented concretely in football associations.

    Partners delivered short reports on their experiences, highlighting the diversity in the project work which resulted from the different scopes of the project throughout the seven partner countries.


    In the subsequent podium discussions, the issue of the role which sport/football associations play in terms of the integration of young migrants was addressed, as was the issue of how connections can be made to personal training and personal development.

    The discussion was lead by: Dr. Günter Berghammer (die Berater Salzburg), Mag. Franz Erwin Eiersebner (expert for migration, Province of Salzburg) Josef Faschingbauer (Football Association Salzburg), Mag. Birgit Staudinger (Intergration Centre, Upper Austria) and Bernd Wimmer (vocational trainer of the BBU).



    The Netherlands (L)Earn Respect foundation has already been working for a long time with young people and has been dealing with the issues of integration and fair-play.
    In this occasion Patrick Pranger and Jan Harting presented their project work.


    David Hudelist on behalf of VIDC presented the initiative "FairPlay. Many Colours. One Game", as well as the results of projects "Sport and integration“ and SPIN – Sport inclusion Network.



    In the afternoon, attendants were given the possibility to learn about the concrete design of the HATTRICK qualification model. Practical exercises for the strengthening of team work, communication and trust were the tested in the sunshine on the old football square of Austria Salzburg.

    5. Project meeting in Salzburg and closing conference, 7th-8th November 2011

    The closing meeting of the project partnership Hattrick took place in Salzburg, in exactly the same place as the kick-off meeting right at the beginning of the project. All attendants could look back on a very successful project and left feeling motivated to further develop the Hattrick concept.
    A visit to the Red Bull Arena in Salzburg marked the official closing of the Hattrick project.

    4. Hattrick Project Meeting in Marseille, 13th -15th April 2011

    The fourth project meeting can clearly be defined as the most work-intensive one. Feedback from the piloting phase and the external evaluation formed the basis of a detailed revised version of the Hattrick training learning materials. The revision work was more complex than expected, however, it was an important step in order to prepare the teaching materials in a comprehensive and user friendly way.

    Kick off for piloting

    With the beginning of the New Year 2011, the Hattrick piloting phase starts in all seven project partner countries in cooperation with different football teams. The results of the piloting and evaluation will be gathered for the finalisation of the training design and the training materials.

    3rd Hattrick Project meeting, Sofia, October 18-19th 2010

    In that project meeting the main focus was set on the development of the Hattrick training materials for football players and football coaches. In addition to that the project consortium discussed and planned the piloting phase.

    2nd Hattrick Projectmeeting, Palermo, June 9-12th 2010

    The second project meeting in Palermo was not only used for working but also for dissemination activities. At the "Mediterraneo Antirazzista" the Hattrick project was presented at an information stand, a Hattrick football team participated in the tournament.

    Test your football knowledge at 2010 FIFA Worldcup-Quiz

    Kick off meeting, 11th-12th February 2010, Salzburg, Austria

    At the start of the project all partners met in Salzburg in order to discuss and agree on a common course of action and to plan the next steps within the project.