In 2023, the European Union gave the green light to the NextGenSportsFacilities project, laying the foundation for an initiative made possible by the Erasmus+ programme. This collaborative effort brings together three forward-thinking educational institutes from the Netherlands, Portugal, and Turkey, embarking on a collective journey to redefine the future of sports facilities.

Connecting Talents Across Europe

Our diverse consortium is, featuring contributors from the Netherlands, including the NOC*NSF (Netherlands Olympic Committee), Breda University of Applied Sciences, and the Orange Sports Forum. Portugal adds its expertise through the Instituto Politécnico de Beja and QXote, while Turkey is represented by the esteemed Istanbul Teknik Universitesi.

At the heart of NextGenSportsFacilities lies a commitment to solving persistent problems with fresh designs. Our three partner universities are set to employ a "design thinking methodology," unleashing the creative potential of students. This approach goes beyond overcoming challenges; it actively engages participants in generating innovative concepts and designs for future sports centers in Europe.

Fostering Collaboration and Forward-Thinking

As a participant, you're not just joining a project; you're becoming a catalyst for change. Think critically, contribute passionately, and be part of the evolution of sports facilities. Our dynamic approach encourages collaboration and forward-thinking, allowing you to experience firsthand how your ideas play a vital role in shaping the future of sports infrastructure. Join us on this transformative journey!

Made possible by Erasmus+

This venture is made possible through the support of the Erasmus+ programme. The overarching goal of the Erasmus+ Programme is to promote the lifelong learning, educational, professional, and personal development of individuals in education, training, youth, and sport, contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs, and social cohesion. This funding not only propels our mission but also underscores our commitment to fostering international collaboration and innovation in the realm of sports facilities.

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