About Nautilius

Nautilius is an Erasmus+SPORT project (Project 590858-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-SPO-SSCP)  co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The Nautilius consortium will address the challenges of the social inclusion of people with special abilities through sport, namely swimming. The project is in line with the European Policies in the field of Sport as a means of the promotion of healthy lifestyle and the social inclusion of subjects that are in risk of social exclusion. The European Union promotes the sharing and promotion of good practices, and this is the basic objective of this project.

Through Nautilius, the consortium will identify, share and promote

  • The Good practices in social inclusion of with special abilities  through sport, namely swimming
  • The Good practices in how swimming contributes to the mental and physical wellbeing and
  • The Good practices in sports at school, how education can promote the social inclusion of  students with special abilities  through swimming.

The consortium is composed of the following organisations:

  1. A non-profit Swimming- Association APDV Murgano, Italy, as the Coordinator
  2. A Secondary Education public Establishment- the Directorate of Secondary Education of Pieria, Greece, as partner
  3. Associazione Essenia Uetp – University and Enterprise Training Partnership, Italy, as partner
  4. A Sports club (Swimming Department)- Asterias, Greece as partner and
  5. A nonprofit Social Association- Edirne Youth and Supporting Disabled Association, Turkey as partner

The fact that there are different types of organisations in the consortium, which have different experiences and approaches to the topics of sport, disability and social inclusion, with different contents and backgrounds, will be productive in the scope of sharing their good practices in the social inclusion of the disabled through sport, namely swimming.

Also each partner will bring different competences and expertise to the partnership since their organisations operate in different fields. This fact will contribute to the successful realisation of Nautilius.