EuroStep first meeting May 18-19, 2022
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EuroStep project hits the ground running

MUNICH (Germany) - It was a busy two days for the EuroStep partners as they converged to the FIBA Europe headquarters in Munich or connected remotely for the project kick-off session on May 18-19. 

EuroStep, an initiative aimed at helping the development of clubs’ and national federations’ capacities and readiness to manage the accelerated digital transformation and new technologies in basketball in the post-pandemic era, is funded by the European Union's Erasmus + Sport program.

FIBA Europe has partnered in this project with the German Sport University of Cologne as its main academic partner, as well as the digital basketball specialists NBN23 and the National Federations of Ireland, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

EuroStep's immediate priority will be to assess the state-of-play of participating clubs and federations and use it during the course of the project to provide specialist training and tips.

The project will also facilitate access to innovative digital tools to help participants increase the quality of service they offer to the media and grow their fan engagement.

The first big action is the clubs' media officers' workshop in July, followed by the one for the national federations at the end of the year.

"Clubs and national federations are the heart and soul of our basketball community and we strive to work together with them, to grow the number of fans and supporters across all ages, social groups and genders," commented FIBA Executive Director Europe Kamil Novak.

"Starting with the clubs participating in European club competitions, we hope to spread the knowledge and good practice across all our stakeholders in Europe," he added.