Overview of prePLAY project


Project »Doping prevention through peer learning among youth - prePLAY« aspires to develop and shape a new network of young athletes that believe in a sound mind in a healthy body and reject any thought of using doping substances to enhance their athletic prowess.

The project is a model of creating a transnational network of (young) people who have the knowledge about fight against doping and are aware of consequences of the abuse of prohibited substances and methods. Through peer-to-peer network, we will directly and indirectly build a network in which sport and its values are something worth sacrificing one's free time for. It will be the network of new generation that fights for ethical and moral values of honest and fair participation in sports with the purpose of preventing a pro-doping culture. 

Project »prePLAY« targets youth on grassroots level of sport who are looking to improve their body image or take their sports careers to competitive and professional level. The project also indirectly addresses all other stakeholders that create and shape the environment for young athletes, as well as all recreational athletes and participants in mass sporting events.

The main objectives and target groups of the project »Doping prevention through peer learning among youth« are:
1) Implementation of preventive and awareness-raising activities on grassroots level of sport, especially targeting primary and secondary school students
2) Recruitment and training of anti-doping ambassadors targeting young athletes, who just finished or are finishing their sport careers
3) Following the foot steps of South American countries, which pronounced 10th of April as a Play True Day, enforcement of a Play True Day in Europe, targeting sport and general public
4) Creating model rules for peer networking in doping prevention programs 

Bringing together young people from different European countries will allow us to create and sustain a wider network of young anti-doping ambassadors who will spread their knowledge among participants on grassroots level of sport. Systematic and quality work in the field of doping prevention will eventually change the mentality of young people and the fight against doping will become part of their daily routine.
 



Lead partner and applicant is SLOADO, who is responsible for general coordination, administration, planning, organizing, controlling and decision-making, support, dissemination of results and communication to partner organizations. Partner organizations (except iNADO) will contribute their relevant experience in the field of anti-doping and education, recruit ambassadors within their organization, prepare ambassadors for educational camp, conduct additional educational seminar to train more ambassadors and implement prevention and awareness-raising activities in their program. They will also be responsible for evaluating their activities, dissemination of project results and raising awareness among participant on the grassroots level of sport in their country.
 
iNADO will be responsible (together with SLOADO) for dissemination of project results on international level, encouraging other European anti-doping organizations to organize Play True Day and for promotion of the project.
 
DSJ as an associated partner will provide an independent observer to assure that the project is carried out in line with its aims and objectives. We choose DSJ for independent observer because they were an applicant organization in the EADIn project and they have great experience in the field of peer networking as well as in doping prevention.
 
Project is implemented according to set objectives, which are connected to specific activities and/or work packages and time-defined. In the chart below, relationships between different activities and work packages are presented along with the timeline.

Monitoring is conducted on two levels.

 
Internal monitoring: SLOADO will be responsible for managing the project in such a way, that project goals will be achieved. Monitoring will be directed to collection of information (reports), and their evaluation on basis of which actions (adjustments) by project management will be taken.


External monitoring: Independent Observer in the field of doping prevention and peer networking (from DSJ) will provide independent assurance that the project is carried out in line with its aims and objectives without being directly involved.
 
The role of the Independent Observer is to give independent report on the conduct of all phases of the project and to ensure that during the project there will be a high degree of transparency and consistency between project objectives, methodology, activities and budget.
 
The Independent observer will be present during all stages of the project. He will decide upon a set of targets or indicators at the project onset with the partner organizations involved and formulate recommendation at the final event.
 

Evaluation will be used to monitor participants learning progress during preventive and awareness-raising programs with the purpose of providing feedback to project partners regarding success or failure of the process.
 
Evaluation will be divided into two broad categories:
1) Formative (internal) evaluation will be used for judging the worth of a project while project activities will be forming (in progress). This part of evaluation will focus on process.Internal operation of the project will be evaluated through questionnaires at partner organization meetings. The following criteria will be assessed; communications between all collaborates and work being done on time and conducted according to the previously defined objectives. On-going evaluation will be done after recruitment and training of ambassadors, after the prevention and awareness-raising activities have been started and at the conclusion of the project.
 
Quantitative questionnaires and qualitative interviews will be conducted with participants at prevention and awareness-raising activities in order to monitor the effect that project has had on beneficiaries. Within the factors that will be evaluated, a focus will be laid on the quality of programs (activities) and the knowledge imparted.
 
2) Summative (external) evaluation will be used for judging the worth of a project at the end of project activities (summation). The focus will be on the outcome.Outcome indicators will be used to evaluate the degree of success of the project. As outcome indicators participants lists, ambassadors engaged and total number of preventive and awareness-raising activities will be used.
 
The main purpose of the evaluation will be to determine the quality of the programs and the number of ambassadors and participant engaged in programs.

The overall objective of dissemination is to identify and reach stakeholders, including end users and the public, in order to raise their awareness in field of anti-doping and to encourage them to get actively involved in global fight against doping. The main strategy of the dissemination is to facilitate collaboration among different groups of participants at grassroots level of sport to enhance uptake of the project results and integration of different and diverse end-users knowledge.

This dissemination plan outlines the external public communication and presentation strategy for the project. The projects contents are presented and project stakeholder groups are defined to identify the target group for dissemination efforts. The basic principles for all dissemination activities are outlined and objectives are set. Necessary tools, procedures and roles are defined to implement efficient and high quality dissemination. 

With the Code 2015, preventive and educational programs of athletes and public are becoming an important part of the global fight against doping. This project is a model of Code implementation in the field of prevention programs on national and international level and can be used by other anti-doping organizations with the purpose of Code compliance. 

The sub-objectives of dissemination and exploitation are:
1) To identify and engage stakeholder throughout the course of the project in order to ensure that the results of the project are applicable and appropriate to stakeholders
2) To provide information on the quality, relevance and effectiveness of project results
3) To successfully transfer the results to appropriate decision-makers in order to achieve their sustainable promotion and support
4) To convince end-users to adopt and/or apply the results, also after the project and support by the project partnership has ended
5) To establish and maintain the project’s website
6) To prepare and translate press releases and other materials for dissemination and forward them to the media and other stakeholders

The dissemination strategy runs parallel to the phases of the work program and is specifically adjusted according to the main activities of each phase.


For each work package exploitable results will be identified by the work package leader in cooperation with the project partners. Appropriate dissemination activities will be determined and carried out.

In the first phase of the project (first year), the main target group is young athletes, selected for anti-doping ambassadors. After their recruitment and training they will became key players in preventive and awareness-raising activities in the second phase (second year) of the project. In the second phase project is targeting to the participants at the grassroots level of sport such as primary and secondary school students, young athletes and recreational athletes.

Dissemination activities will be carried out at different stages of the project cycle:
1) Before the project starts
2) During the project
3) After the project

There will be also other dissemination activities and tools inside and outside partners’ organizations used. Every three months partners (except iNADO) will full fill and provide the report to lead partner. 

We will use for dissemination during lifetime of the project: 
1) “Peer-to-peer” networking: presentations, workshops, seminars 
2) Paper based activities: leaflets, posters, articles, activity reports 
3) Internet based activities: website, social mediaMedia based activities:
4) TV/radio based – interviews, presentations, news bulletins
5) Performance activities: networking

It is considered as very important to document all dissemination activities. On the one hand, the documentation serves to keep an overview about dissemination activities in general and on the other hand, it provides quantitative and maybe qualitative data to measure impact and ensure quality. Each partner is expected to document its own activities carried out in the field of dissemination. The form of documentation can vary depending on the dissemination activity, e.g. pictures, presentations, handouts, list of participants, agendas, meeting minutes, notes, copies of emails, newsletters, and press articles.