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The promotion of Volleyball at the grassroots level has become one of the priorities set by the CEV leadership and the implementation of a school project under the slogan ‘Play Volleyball, grow with it’ is pivotal to the achievement of this strategic goal. Such is the scale and relevance of this action that the European Commission is providing funding through their Erasmus+ programme, a truly unprecedented feat in European Volleyball history. 

The CEV School Project ‘Play Volleyball, grow with it’ aims at:

  • Enhancing physical activity among children in Europe by introducing a new concept of the Volleyball game at school
  • Providing support to physical education teachers in facilitating the introduction of the Volleyball game at entry level
  • Producing useful guidelines, handbooks, videos, etc. and dispatching these to physical education teachers and coaches 
  • Expanding the Volleyball community by sharing best practices among all partners and relevant stakeholders 
  • Ensuring that the project continues beyond the EU funding by extending the initiative to other National Federations. 
The project funded by the EU starts on January 1, 2019 and end on December 31, 2021, thus encompassing three years of intense activity at the grassroots level.

The preparation phase will last from January to December of next year, before education and implementation follow in 2020 and the first half of 2021. The partners will then review their activities and define opportunities for further improvement in the second half of 2021. 

The EU-funded project is a truly unique opportunity to bring together a number of stakeholders from the Volleyball family and beyond in an effort to grow the game at the grassroots level and leave a lasting legacy that will inspire the next generation of Volleyball players.

Project partners:

  • CEV
  • National Federation of Estonia
  • National Federation of Finland
  • National Federation of Slovakia
  • National Federation of F.Y.R. of Macedonia
  • German Sport University of Cologne
  • Faculty of Sport Sciences of the Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE)


CEV School Project sparks Volleyball fever across Europe!
News from the CEV
Luxembourg, December 10, 2018. The CEV School Project is in full swing and it has started inspiring youngsters from every corner of Europe to discover what Volleyball is all about, as these take their first steps in playing the game. Last week, activities
CEV Schools Project continues in Armenia with yet another youth festival
News from the National Federations
Yerevan, Armenia, December 7, 2018. On Wednesday, December 5, the Armenian capital, Yerevan hosted a youth festival specifically designed for school pupils at the School No. 29 named after Andranik Margaryan. This was yet another successful action organised
Volleyball growing in Cork City through CEV Schools Project
News from the National Federations
Cork, Ireland, December 7, 2018. The Cork Sports Partnership, Volleyball Ireland and the CEV teamed up to launch a Schools project in Cork. Yesterday saw over 100 children from six different schools descend on the FR Matthews Sports Centre for a day
CEV Schools Project successfully launched in Scotland
News from the National Federations
Edinburgh, Scotland, December 7, 2018. The day has finally arrived for the highly anticipated launch of the CEV Schools Project in Scotland. The first of many NetSetGo projects launched Wednesday with a full day of Volleyball taking place for the cluster
School pupils enjoy Volleyball festival held at Armavir, Armenia
News from the National Federations
Armavir, Armenia, November 7, 2018. On Tuesday, representatives of the Volleyball Federation of Armenia paid a visit to Armavir and namely to the local school to deliver yet another Volleyball festival. This action represented the next step in the implementation


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