Football For A Better Chance

The 30-month project aims to promote social inclusion and combat the radicalization of young people aged 14 to 18. This will be achieved through football, the most popular sport in Romania, more precisely through the development of programs for different stages of training young athletes.

“Football For A Better Chance” will benefit from the expertise of sociologists from UNIMORE University in the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy, who will lay the foundations of a specific training that, later, football coaches in Romania will implement together with their own players. In total, 18 international specialists and experts will collaborate in the project, including eight Romanian Football Federation (RFF) representatives. In the final stage of the project, the knowledge and techniques acquired as a result of the research and implementation of trainings in Romania, will be applied in four other European countries, Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Lithuania. Starting with August 2015, once with the foundation of the Social Responsibility Department, the RFF has run a continuous program of education and promotion of the values of social inclusion and prevention of radical behaviour. The RFF is the first sporting federation with such a department in Romania.

FOOTBALL CHANCE TEAM

ROMANIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION

Radu Vișan

General Secretary

Football Chance:
Program Coordinator

Florin Șari

Social Responsability Manager

Football Chance:
Country Coordinator

Răzvan Mitroi

Communication Specialist

Football Chance:
Team Leader

Georgiana Schillo

Financial Manager

Football Chance:
Administrative/Financiar Officer

Diana Pirciu

Project Manager

Football Chance:
Events Coordinator

George Ștucan

Communication Specialist

Football Chance:
Communication Responsible

Alexandra Nicoleta Apostu

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Football Chance:
Secretary

Tudor Lupu

Digital Strategist

Football Chance:
Secretary

Andrei Angelescu

Insights Coordinator

Football Chance:
Secretary

UNIMORE UNIVERSITY

Loris Vezzali, PhD

Social Psychologist

Football Chance:
Program Coordinator

Alessia Cadamuro, PhD

Developmental Psychologist

Football Chance:
Course Maker, Training Federations’ Coordinators

Elisa Bisagno, PhD

Developmental and Sport Psychologist

Football Chance:
Course Maker, Training Trainer

Veronica Margherita Cocco

Developmental and Sport Psychologist

Football Chance:
Course Maker, Training Trainer

Eleonora Crapolicchio, PhD

Social Psychologist

Football Chance:
Program Coordinator

Giovanni Gobbi

Project Manager

Football Chance:
Project Manager

LITHUANIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION

Greta Guižauskaitė

Grassroots Football Manager

Football Chance:
Team Leader

Ignas Marcinkevičius

Head of Grassroots Football

Football Chance:
Manager

HELLENIC FOOTBALL FEDERATION

Konstantinos Tsanas

Technical Director

Football Chance:
Country Coordinator

Siskos Christos

Grassroots Manager

Football Chance:
Training Coordinator

Pateraki Athina

Human Relationships Director

Football Chance:
Events Manager

PORTUGUESE FOOTBALL FEDERATION

Pedro Dias

Executive Board Member

Football Chance:
Country Coordinator

João Saraiva (Madjer)

Beach Soccer Coordinator

Football Chance:
Training Coordinator

IRISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Des Tomlinson

FAI Intercultural Football National Coordinator

Football Chance:
Country Coordinator

Jonathan Tormey

FAI Football Development Officer South Inner City/South East Inner City Dublin

Football Chance:
Training Coordinator

PARTNERS

Supporting Institution

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.