ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects
The Directorate for Sports and Social Projects is the official organiser of major national and international sporting and social events in the city of Kazan. Azat Kadyrov is the current Director General.
The Directorate was founded on August 14, 2009 as the organising committee for the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan and other high-profile sporting events. At a later time its role and the list of its missions were expanded and included the preparation and delivery of the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 in Kazan, 16th FINA World Masters Championships, various international competitions, as well as social, cultural, educational and other types of events.
The Directorate combines its efforts with various Russian sports federations to prepare and stage national and international tournaments in the Republic of Tatarstan. Apart from delivering sporting events, the Directorate has an impressive portfolio of projects under its belt, among them the World Fair Play Awards, finals of the Russian National Skills Competition in 2014 and 2015, as well as Kazan’s bid campaign for the WorldSkills Competition 2019.
At the present moment, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia) the Directorate is actively preparing for the WorldSkills Competition 2019 in Kazan.
At the suggestion of the Sports Ministry of the Russian Federation, the Directorate was appointed as the organisation responsible for the implementation of the Russian National GTO (Ready for Labour and Defense) Health and Fitness Programme in the Russian Federation.
Among the founders of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects are the Russian Federation represented by Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, Republic of Tatarstan represented by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, municipal formation of the city of Kazan represented by the Committee of Land and Property Regulations and the Russian Students Sport Union (RSSU).