The Novis Project ( is launching the online final congress entitled “PROMOTING EU SPORT VALUES AND FIGHTING VIOLENCE IN SPORT”.

The event was planned to be held on 23rd and 24th March 2020 in Breda, Netherlands.

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic the event was moved to autumn 2020.

Unfortunately we are experiencing a second wave of the pandemic and therefore the final congress will only be held online during the EFDN Conference, that is the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football.


The Novis network launches the Novis’ Final Congress: PROMOTING EU SPORT VALUES AND FIGHTING VIOLENCE IN SPORT

The Novis partnerships is composed of 10 organisations (different organisations such as National Olympic Committee, CONI and national bodies NISR, sport clubs – ASTERI and CBG, associations active in the field of sport, CGFS, Comunità Nuova, Stefan Noikov Foundation, EFDN, CSRMP and regional authority such as Tuscany Region) from 7 Members States (Italy, Romania, Netherland, Spain, Greece, Poland and Bulgaria) active in the field of sport.


The seminar will be held during the 14th EFDN Conference. This year on-line.

EFDN Conference is The largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football.


November 9th-10th




Open to:

  • University students. In particular to students in Physical Excercise And Sport Sciences.
  • University teachers. In particular teachers in Physical Excercise And Sport Sciences.
  • School’s teachers
  • Club’s sport managers
  • Coaches
  • Club’s players
  • Sport association
  • Cultural association
  • Ong

How to participate?

All participants are required to register on the EFDN conference website here:

All NOVIS partners can register for free with a special NOVIS Attendee registration pass on the registration form.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Online Conference Platform.

All participants can attend presentations and roundtables on the 9th and 10th of November for free.

They can network with all attendees and schedule one-on-one meetings.


9th-10th November 2020

9th November – 9.30-11.30 a.m. (CET) Internal meeting, not open to public

  • Data analysys and results – Andrea Del Bono
  • Dissemination plan – Alberto Arioli and Simone Monaco
  • Andrea Del Bono – Novis Questionnaire analysis
  • Actions to be carried out – Fabio Croci

9th November 1.00-3.00 p.m. (CET) open to public

  • Welcoming Chairman – Aleksandar Ivanovski (Serbia)
  • Presentation of Novis Project – Fabio Croci (Italy)
  • Best practice from NOVIS Project at school in Romania – Magdalena Camenidis (Romania)
  • How media and motivational processes could help to prevent violence in the sport – Ivana Marcov ČikiĆ (Serbia)
  • Best practice from NOVIS Project in a Sport Club: working with parents – Ricard Ventura (Spain)
  • How can Sport serve as an educative content for youth – Bujar Saiti (North Macedonia)
  • Novis sustainability – Tanya Kyriakidou (Greece)
  • Positive spirit through the game and sport against violence – Aleksandar Ivanovski (Serbia)
  • Presentation of the English version of Novis Methodological Guide: aims and contents – Francesca Vitali (Italy)
  • NOVIS Project: Conclusions and Future Perspectives – Francesca Vitali (Italy)
  • Question time

10th November 2.30-3.15 p.m. (CET) open to public

  • NOVIS: Let’s turn words into actions. A call to test NOVIS method to prevent violence in youth football – Francesca Vitali and Fabio Croci (Italy)

Our speakers

Aleksandar Ivanovski

Assistant director College of sport and health

Coordination and organization of children’s festivals, recreation and communication camps for children and adults, various competitions, management of sports clubs, management of associations for recreation animation and team building, organization of classes at the College of sport and health, on subjects sport and tourism and tourism and pedagogical practice, corporative games, traditional games etc

Fabio Croci

Project Manager at CSCS – Centro Studi “Cultura Sviluppo”

Fabio Croci, experienced project manager with more than 30 projects implemented on local and International level with work engagement for different European Universities, Private Companies and

Public Institutions, with specific focus on vocational training and social inclusion. He is a certified Skill Assessor (Professional certificate from Tuscany Region) with numerous training projects carried out in compliance with ECVET, EQAVET, EQF and ESCO standards. He is the Assistant Project Manager of the ongoing Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative Partnership “NOVIS – No Violence in Sport”.

Magdalena Camenidis

Physical Education Teacher, National Institute for Sport Research, Romania

Currently, I am PhD Student in the field of Sport Science and Physical Education. PE Teacher at International MAARIF Schools of Bucharest with excellent communication skills demonstrated by over twelve years of teaching experience. Skilled PE Teacher with expertise in adapted physical activities, experience identifying children’s individual and collective learning needs and the ability to work with children and adults of various intellectual, behavioral and physical disabilities. I have worked and continue to work successfully in projects: Erasmus+ such as ‘4BallGames Teenage Sport Games’, ‘Parenting for Sport’, ‘NOVIS – No Violence in Sport’, and other projects such as ‘Education through sports – Staying Healthy and Becoming a Champion’, ‘The Sport link us’ and ‘The development of motor skills for the people with intellectual disabilities’.

Ivana Marcov ČikiĆ

Professor College Of Sports And Health, Belgrade

Ivana Markov Čikić has been pursuing a career in sports for almost 20 years, both in theory and in practice. She is a doctor of social sciences and humanities. She currently teaches students sociology, ethics, marketing and business skills in sports, at the College of Sports and Health, Belgrade. She participated in the organization of the European Basketball Championship in 2005. For 17 years, she worked in the organization of European ULEB matches and other sporting events, at the position of PR Manager of Hemofarm BC – with which she won the regional ABA League Championship in 2004. She has published about twenty academic papers. Her special areas of scientific interest are communication science and sports.

Ricard Ventura

Basketball coach Club Basket Granollers

CEO at WeareNotNumbers and Partner and consultor at Passionate about the development of people, teams and organizations. I am also very lucky to be able to help as a coach and motivational speaker. Committed and consistent. Adder, motivator and communicator. Writer and contributor to radio and press. I have been a basketball coach for 30 years, currently as Head men coach at CB Granollers

Bujar Saiti

PhD in Kinesiology, University “St. Cyril and Methodious”, Faulty of Pedagogy “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Skopje, R. North Macedonia

Experience in preparing and delivering trainings in the following topics: youth participation; team-building through sports and social activities; creative and critical thinking skills; communication; peer mediation; integrated education; intercultural competence. Extensive experience working with the following target group/s: primary and secondary school students, youth (university age), youth workers, NGO representatives and youth NGO’s. educational workers. Extensive experience in media: Didactic and pedagogical consultant at NGO OXO for the National Childrens TV serial “5plus” in North Macedonia, actor in the role of “MIRI”- the main character of the TV Serial “5plus”, march-june 2020-TV host and moderator of the national educational platform “TV UCILNICA” on the national TV in North Macedonia

Francesca Vitali

Reseacher and Assistant Professor at University of Verona and Consultant for the CGFS ASD in Prato

Francesca Vitali is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Verona, Italy. She is currently the Editor for the Psicologia dello Sport e dell’Esercizio (En. tr. Sport and Exercise Psychology), the new official journal of the Associazione Italiana Psicologia dello Sport e dell’esercizio (AIPS, Italian Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology) . As a sport psychologist she has been working with youth top-level athletes of different sports. She collaborates as Consultant with the School of Sport of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the CGFS ASD in Prato, Italy.


Programme – 9th to 11st November 2020

European football is teaming up for social change. Establishing innovative partnerships, sharing best practices and developing new programmes for sustainable impact are the goals of our EFDN Conferences.

With the recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will host its first virtual conference from 9-11 November 2020.

Although the event is now online, we are convinced that the 14th EFDN Conference will still be the largest gathering of Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) experts in European professional football.

You can download the full programme here. 

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