Erasmus+ AGM+ Program
- The new Erasmus+ program gathers all the current European Union formative programs. Erasmus+ is a comprehensive program comprising every educational stage, from school education to adult educational systems: Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) and its different sectors, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig; Youth in Action program and other five international cooperation programmes: Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink. Erasmus+ also includes a cooperation program for industrialized countries.
- Erasmus+ works as a cohesion element inside the European Union, developing an even stronger supranational, transversal and unifying system. Academic entities, institutions, and students will be, at the same time, receivers and promoters of a European educational model. Universities will act as a key location for the development of Erasmus+.
- The new program identifies the European dimension for the first time to sport as a key element inherent to everyday citizens , adding a European encounter with as much potential as sports. Erasmus + has a total budget of 14,700 million euros for a period of seven years, 2014-2020, of this amount, Sport receive a specific budget of 265 million euros.
- Erasmus+ AGM+ program brings institutional, academic and athletic fields together, reinforcing that way a common feeling of European citizenship. Our main goal is to consolidate Erasmus+ as a reference and unifying programme. We strive to spread throughout diverse societies the key role education and sports values play in order to unify and bring different cultures and individuals closer.
What are Erasmus+ main objectives?
- The program has the priority objective to to strengthen through sport the identification of citizens with the European Union and consolidate a common project in the eyes of citizens.
- Universities joining the program will be pioneers in the creation, development and improvement of the new European program Erasmus+. These universities will promote European education, reaching out to thousands of students and athletes, and distinguishing themselves from other universities due to their athletic programs. Besides, they will be able to find student-athletes possessing great values sports-related, such as hard work, dedication, consistency and group work abilities.
- European and non-European athletes will also find great advantages in this program, since they will be able to choose amongst a great variety of universities with athletic programs, which will let them combine their academic and athletic affairs, providing them with an international university experience. These athletes will benefit from institutional support, flexibility in their academic timetables, logistic support from their schools and, eventually, from partial scholarships that will help them deal with their university expenses.
Susana del Río Villar, academic director of the European dimension, Erasmus+, leads Erasmus+ AGM+ Programme.
- Susana del Río possesses a Bachelor Degree in History; Doctor Cum Laude, PhD, in Political Science and Sociology, and the Doctorate Extraordinary Award in Social and Legal Sciences. Susana is the author and director of the European project \”Upgrading Europe\”, a Science, Society and Governance Independent Experts Committee of the European Union member since 2003, and a guest professor to different Jean Monnet professorships and European universities.
- Author and speaker of numerous publications, her third book is about to be published: \”Europe: Project and Process. Citizens, Democracy, Participation.” Susana del Río has been a national and international competition tennis player until 1984, when she started college. She played for Club de Tenis Chamartín and in Spanish National Teams for the Spanish Royal Tennis Association. Currently, she plays for the paddle and tennis teams in the Real Club Jolaseta and is a member of the directive of the Federación Vasca de Tenis.
- Her specialisation as an expert in the Erasmus+ Programme, Youth, Education, Studies and Sports, together with her personal athletic experience, gather very relevant values to help AGM develop tasks related to Erasmus+ in Europe, targeting universities, sports entities and institutions. This new European programme was launched in January 2014 until 2020 and it will include every previous educational programme, from ages 13 to 30. Its application in a European scale will create new opportunities to combine academic studies with the practice of every sport at every level, showing the relevance of the European Union in sports and its contributions to the sports field for its educational, coexistence and knowledge exchange capabilities.
Susana del Río
President of AGM Foundation
AGM Foundation Board
Erasmus+ AGM+ Project Coordinator
Erasmus+ AGM+ IT Project Manager
Associação de Ténis do Porto
The Associação de Ténis do Porto (ATPorto) is a non-profit association, founded in 1981 with headquarters in Oporto and sports facilities in Lousada, a member of the Portuguese Tennis Federation representing the clubs, players, coaches and officiating from North of Portugal.
The ATPorto mission is to regulate, coordinate and supervise the tennis, beach tennis, wheelchair tennis and paddle in the region; develop these sports in schools, municipalities, higher education institutions and sports associations in general; protect the interests of Club members and their players; plan and organize championships, tournaments and other events, national and international, to promote these sports in the region.
The ATPorto operates with the support and in partnership with various institutions, in particular with the municipalities of Porto, Maia, Lousada and Vizela, with the Faculty of Sport, University of Porto and also with the Federación Gallega de Tenis in the Tennis Atlantic project™
The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, he said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” This has become the philosophy of Laureus; the driving force behind our work.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation partners over 150 projects in 35 countries. These projects all use sport to change the lives of disadvantaged young people around the world for the long term. Laureus promotes the positive effect that sport has in tackling some of the world`s most challenging social issues from mental health, HIV/Aids, and substance abuse to crime, unemployment, and gender equality.
Monaco Funding UG
Sportno Tenisko Drustvo Filip Sport
Sport & Tennis Club Filip Sport was established in 1995. The main goal of the sport organization is to carry out sport programmes for children and youth, organisation of sport camps and tennis coaches education.
Projects organised by Filip sport: 1997-2000: Nike Sports Camps (Soccer, Basketball, Tennis), 1997-2003: Tennis Nike Junior Tour, 2001-2015: tennis camps for young promising tennis players (Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia), 1997-2015: organization of sports programmes for preschool children in kindergartens in the neighbourhood of Kranj, 2010-2015: tennis coaches education on all for levels (A, B, C, D).
University of Navarra
The University of Navarra is a private university located on the southeast border of Pamplona, Spain. It was founded in 1952 by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei.
Through its six campuses (Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and New York City), the University confers 35 official degrees, 13 dual degrees and more than 38 master´s programs in 14 faculties, 2 university schools, 17 institutes, its graduate business school, IESE (Institute of Higher Business Studies), ISSA (Superior Institute of Secretarial and Administrative Studies), and other centers and institutions.
The university also runs a teaching hospital, CUN, where 2,045 qualified professionals handle more than 100,000 patients each year, and a medical center research, CIMA, that focuses on four main areas: Oncology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Sciences, and Gene Therapy and Hepatology
The University has a total of 11,180 students (1,758 international); 8,636 whom are pursuing a bachelor´s degree, 1,581 of whom are master´s degree students, and 963, PhD students.