National, ethnic and linguistic minorities and sport

Study Visit VII - Romania


Short description

  • Sport in the world of globalization and cultural identity
  • Football as an element of collective identity

In the current world, where globalization is sometimes a threat for collective identities of many communities, especially ethnic and national minorities, tools to maintain and express these identities are needed. They use their cultural heritage, helping them to distinguish one from another. The elements of this heritage are, among others, language, territory, religion, customs and history. One of the strongest elements of culture, used to this aim, is also sports. Three -day seminars, trainings and workshops, meetings with Romanian experts, trainers, visits to sports clubs, institutions operating in national minority backgrounds in central Romania. One-day participants' own presentations presenting their own projects and solutions. One-day participation in an open conference organized by national partners. It is a great opportunity to establish contacts with national institutions, networking.

Most of all, we warmly invite European national minorities representatives, affiliated with FUEN but not necessarily. The target group consists of trainers and volunteers working with children in small grassroots clubs in the areas inhabited by national minorities. Seminars that we offer are the perfect opportunity to meet experts, scientists and practicians and to exchange experience with trainers from all over Europe.
Communicative knowledge of English is required.

Visit schedule

  • Day 0, 29-30.09.2020

    Arrival of the Participants

  • Day 1, 30.09.2020

    8:00-10:00 Breakfast

    11:00-11:45 Project briefing, program, outlining participant’s expectations and schedule for the upcoming days 

    11:45-12:15 Erdély Egyesület presentation of the Programs, - by Mr. Zsolt-Attila GRABÁN, president of the ERDÉLY Ifjúsági és Sport Egyesület

    12:15-12:30 Coffe break

    12:30-14:30 Participant’s presentations about themselves and the running program’s in their Associations– part 1.

    14:30-16:00 Lunch

    16:00-18:00 Participant‘s presentations about themselves and the running program’s in their Associations– part 2.

    18:00-19:30 City tour

    20:30 Dinner (location tbc)

  • Day 2, 01.10.2020

    8:00-10:00 Breakfast

    10:00- 12:00 Follow up regarding the participants presentations.

    Proposals for an European Minority Sport activities Agenda, establishing the links between the Associations and their programs

    12:00-12:30 Coffee break


    12:30-14:30 Personal branding workshop: online&offline image building in Sports, - by Mr. Magor KÁDÁR  PhD, habil,  Associate Professor Babes-Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences  - Department of Communication, PR and Advertising

    14:30-16:30 Lunch

    16:30-18:30 Brands are made by stories: image building for Sport Organizations, - by Mr. Magor KÁDÁR PhD, habil, Associate Professor Babes-Bolyai University Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences - Department of Communication, PR and Advertising

    18:30 – 20:00 Presentation preparation for the seminar on Saturday (two groups of 10 participants make 1-1 presentation about the best practices in minority sports)

    20:30 Dinner (location tbc)

    Extra program – Europa League, Group stage matchday 2 (if we will have local team qualified to this stage and the game is on home pitch)

  • Day 3, 02.10.2020

    8:00-10:00 Breakfast

    10:00- 12:00 Babes Bolyai University (BBU), Faculty of Sport‘s in “Iuliu Hatieganu” Sports Park, guided by the Pro-rector of BBU Mr. Prof. univ. dr. Bálint MARKÓ


    12:15-14:00 Visit to “Dr. Constantin Radulescu” Arena, home of CFR CLUJ 1907 multiple winners of the Romanian Liga 1 Championship, Romanian Cup, Super Cup, and participant in the Champions League and Europe Cup, guided by (tbc)

    14:30-16:30 Lunch

    17:00-20:00 Surprise activity for the participants (tbc)

    21:00 Dinner (location tbc)

  • Day 4, 03.10.2020

    8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

    9:30 – 11:00 Minority and Sport’s in Europe - Than&Now – Mr. Dr. László PÉTER, Sport Sociologist

    11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

    11:15 – 12:45 Minority‘s in Romania and their sport possibility’s  – Mrs. Enikö Katalin LACZIKÓ, State Secretary, Director Department for Interethnic Relations (DIR)

    12:45 – 13:15 Two presentations about the best practices in the participating country’s of the Seminar

    13:15- 14:45 Lunch

    14:45 – 16:15 Difficulties between minority and majority - Presentation of the Federal Union of Nationalities FUEN, – by Mr. Lóránt VINCZE, President of FUEN

    16:15 – 16:30 Coffee Break.

    16:30 – 18:00 Interactive discussions: The challenges and possibilities about what we can do together in sport’s as a minority (in our Country’s and Europe), but implementing it in the majority as well.

    18:00 Free program

  • Day 5, 04.10.2020

    8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

    9:00 – 11:30 Trip to Hunedoara

    12:00 – 14:30 Visit to Castelul Corvinilor

    14:30 – 16:00 Lunch in the Castle

    16:00 – 18:30 Trip to Cluj-Napoca

    20:00 Dinner (location tbc)

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