14/02/2020 – “It all started with a challenge, but Matera and Easybasket itself proved to be a concrete new method that can created enthusiasm involving all the partners of an ambitious project.” Thus Maurizio Cremonini, technical coordinator of the EIE – Easybasket In Europe project and National Technical Manager of the FIP Minibasket Sector, opened his speech in Matera, during a press conference organized for analyzing of what has been done and what will be done, just over a year after the start of the project (01/01/19) and about 10 months before its closure (31/12/20).

At the meeting, promoted during a 3-day organized for the shooting the video lessons necessary to complete the e-learning platform created specifically for the EIE project and which will obviously be available to those who want to know the innovative methodology of approaching to this discipline reserved for kids from 5 to 8 years, Mr. Cremonini was together with Sergio Galante, Project Manager of Easybasket In Europe, Rocco Sassone, President of Olimpia Basket Matera (project leader), Giovanni Cotrufo, President of APD Pielle Matera (project partner), Emanuele Vizziello, ASD Cultura e Sport Matera (project partner), Maria Stifano and Vincenza Sileo, teachers of the Pascoli Institute of Matera (project partner hosting the FIP staff for video lessons shooting).

During the press conference, the main focus of the project has been clarified, in order to provide good dissemination of project activities and results: a new Easybasket European model has been developped, training coaches, teachers and ex-athletes to be the future Easybasket instructors. Kids must be protagonists of their play and not just performers, the gym must be a place that welcomes everyone and that must be suitable for everyone: the game, as highlighted during international meetings already organized, must be magic and there must be no looking in an exasperated way to the performance results. And the project goes on with Olimpia Basket Matera, leader of the EIE project, and with the partners FIP – Italian Basketball Federation, APD Pielle Basket Matera, ASD Culture and Sport Matera, Istituto Comprensivo “G. Pascoli ”Matera, Lietuvos Sporto Universitetas (University of Sport of Lithuania), Czech Basketball Federation (Czech Republic Basketball Federation), Deutscher Basketball Bund (Germany Basketball Federation), Danmarks Basketball Forbund (Denmark Basketball Federation) and Fundaciòn Red Deporte y Cooperaciòn (NGO based in Madrid).