The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is accepting proposals for the Erasmus+ Sport call for “Collaborative Partnerships/Small Collaborative Partnerships in the sport field and Not-for-profit European sport events not related to the 2016 European Week of Sport”.
In the field of sport, the Erasmus+ Programme supports actions for the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at European, national, but also at regional and local levels. It is also expected that the actions will contribute to the development of a European dimension of sport, increasing cooperation and harmonization between sport organizations.
The programme is open to a variety of organizations, including, among others:
• Public bodies in charge of sport;
• Sport organizations, leagues, and clubs at any level;
• Sport unions or representations;
• Organizations active in promoting physical activity, including social inclusion in sports;
• Event organizers in the sport sector.
Collaborative partnerships are networks created in the field of sport establishing opportunities for cooperation among the stakeholders. They aim to foster synergies with, and between, local, regional national and European policies to promote sport and physical activities. They are focused on grassroots sport.
Proposals must target only one of the following topics listed:
– Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the European Week of Sport;
– Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines;
– Promote the dual careers of athletes, especially by supporting the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes;
– Combat doping, notably in recreational environments;
– Combat match-fixing, especially through the support to prevention, awareness raising and cooperation among stakeholders;
– Promote voluntary activity in sport;
– Support innovative and educational approaches to contain violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport;
– Improve good governance in sport;
– Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, especially by supporting the implementation of EU strategies, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy.
Collaborative Partnerships are open to any type of public institutions or non-profit organizations active in the field of sport and physical activity. Depending on the objective of the project, they should involve an appropriate and diverse range of partner. Partnerships must include at least five organizations from five different Programme Countries.
The duration of the projects is from 12 to 36 months, to be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities foreseen.
The maximum grant awarded is 400.000 euro, with an EU contribution of 80% to the total eligible costs; organizations have thus to co-finance the project for a minimum of 20% of the total eligible cost.
SMALL COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
Proposals for Small Collaborative Partnerships must target only one of the following topics listed:
– Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, especially by supporting the implementation of EU strategies, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy;
– Promote European traditional sports and games;
– Support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;
– Protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.
A Small Collaborative Partnership should involve at least three organisations from three different Programme Countries.
The project duration could be 12, 18 or 24 months, for a maximum grant of 60.000 euro. The EU co-funding rate amounts to 80% of the total eligible costs.
NOT-FOR-PROFIT EUROPEAN SPORT EVENTS
The Not-for-profit European sport events concern the organization of Europe-wide sport events as well as national events organized simultaneously in several European countries.
For the proposal, an individual organization in charge of the preparation, organization and follow-up to a given event will be considered as the only eligible applicant, with no other partner organizations involved in the project.
However, the transnational element can be ensured by means of:
– European-wide sport events organized in one country, involving participants from at least 12 different Programme Countries;
– Sport events organized simultaneously in several Programme Countries, involving participants from at least 12 different Programme Countries.
Projects under the Not-for-profit European sport events must target only one of the following topics:
– Volunteering in sport;
– Social inclusion through sport;
– Gender equality in sport;
– Health-Enhancing Physical Activity;
– Implementation of the European Week of Sport.
The foreseen duration is up to 1 year, from the preparation of the event to its follow-up.
The maximum grant awarded is 500.000 euro, with a 80% EU co-financing rate of the total eligible costs.
Submissions must be sent electronically through the Participant Portal, before the deadline of 12 May 2016.
Further information can be found on the dedicated page of the EACEA website.