“ACROSS – Growing Young Through Sport”

The project “ACROSS – Growing Young Through Sport” is implemented by “Move It” (Greece) as the coordinating NGO together with the NGOs “Libero” (Serbia) and “Idea” (North Macedonia) and the sports clubs “AC Panorama” (Greece), “GroBasket” (Serbia) and “S.C. Aleks-Delfini” (North Macedonia).


The aim of the “ACROSS” project is to promote sports as a means of intergenerational dialogue and foster intergenerational understanding and lifelong learning through sports.


People can connect through sport on levels beyond just communication with words. Sports and physical activity tap into the movement of our bodies and trigger physiological and emotional responses that otherwise may stay dormant when engaging in verbal exchanges.


The ideal medium for connecting people of different backgrounds, cultures, or in this case ages.


The ACROSS Guide is a unified guide on how to conduct effective intergenerational sports activities – something that can take us from step A-Z. We are going to slowly take you through every step of the process and guide you through different scenarios so that you can find what best fits you and your participants! This adaptive guide will allow you to follow step-by-step methods, to ensure that seniors are socially included and as such foster intergenerational understanding and lifelong learning through sports.


Intergenerational sports seems to be “uncharted waters” even in our days.

For this reason, we decided to conduct both a quantitative and a qualitative research targeting children, seniors, representatives of sports clubs and associations in order to map their current general involvement with sports, their interest in participating in intergenerational programs, and their perspective regarding the challenges and benefits of intergenerational sports.

Our effort focused in understanding their point of view as much as possible, defining the difficulties and fears of each of the individual samples and figuring out a way to overcome them and engage the target groups in this kind of activities.


The ACROSS Guide provides a roadmap for all organizations that want to organize intergenerational learning and guides them throughout every step of implementing intergenerational activities through sports.


Name: Move It

Country: Greece

Name: Libero

Country: Serbia

Name: Idea

Country: North Macedonia

Name: A.C. Panorama

Country: Greece

Name: GroBasket

Country: Serbia

Name: S.C. Alex-Delfini

Country: North Macedonia


No matter what words may say…the voices of real people are those who will make a difference 


The project “ACROSS – Growing Young Through Sport” is co-funded by the European Union.