BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

Golden Goal

Basic Skills & Communication Training with Integrated Sport Activities

The overall objective of this GRUNDTVIG project is to enable young disadvantaged adults with particular “education resistance” to score their “Golden Goal” by improving their literacy and numeracy skills, and to promote their social and cultural integration into society. In order to achieve this, the specific objectives are:

  • To develop basic and social skills training concepts in combination with sporting activities (football, but also other sports depending on the local condition and the target groups), to attract participation and increase motivation
  • To develop a curriculum and methodological tool box containing sections for the special requirements of the following target groups: Educational drop-outs, ethnic minorities (especially immigrants and Roma), long-term unemployed young adults, socially marginalised persons
  • To benefit from the public attention to the EURO 2008 European Football Championship by connecting adult education aspects with sporting activities, and to raise public awareness of the project’s aims by specifically designed Golden Goal Demonstration Events in each partner’s country


  • KTP Association for qualification at the labour Market, Znojmo, Czech Republic
  • ABC Dialog, Hilleröd, Denmark
  • Hessisches Sozialministerium, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • ATHINA Insitute for Research, Training and Informatic, Elefsina, Greece
  • Gabinet d’Estudis Socialis, Barcelona, Spain
  • IRFA Sud, Montpellier, France
  • Fondazione IDIS, Napoli, Italy
  • Future Capital Foundation, Riga, Latvia
  • ROC Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Kulturverein Doppelpass, Vienna, Austria
  • PAPILOT Institution for enhancing and developing of life quality, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Folkuniversitetet, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • University of Glasgow, dept. of Adult Continuous Education, Glasgow, UK
  • Rogaland Kurs og Kompetansesenter, Stavanger, Norway
  • Fundatia Romano-Germana, Timisoara, Romania
  • Global Reklam, Istanbul, Turkey
EU-Program: SOKRATES Grundtvig
Coordination: BEST
Contact: Helmut Kronika
Duration: October 2005 - September 2008
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.