Which actions are supported?

The following actions in the field of sport are implemented through this Programme Guide:

  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Not-for-profit European sport events
  • In addition, Erasmus+ also supports actions to strengthen the evidence base for policy making (studies, data gathering, surveys, etc.), to promote the dialogue with relevant European stakeholders (the EU Sport Forum, conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.) and policy dialogue among Member States (EU Presidency events).

These actions will be implemented by the European Commission either directly or through the Executive Agency.

For more information, visit the websites of the Commission and of the Executive Agency.

What are the aims of the sport actions?

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ programme in the field of sport are to:

  • tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination;
  • promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;
  • to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.

As provided by the Erasmus+ Regulation, the sport actions will be carried out with focus on the grassroots sports.

The actions in the field of sport are expected to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at European, national, but also at regional and local levels.

For the participating organisations, the Erasmus+ projects supported in the field of sport are intended to produce the following outcomes:

  • increased capacity and professionalism to work at EU/international level: improved management competences and internationalisation strategies; reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries; increased allocation of financial resources (other than EU funds) to organise EU/international projects in the field of sport; increased quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow up of EU/international sport projects; increased capacities to encourage citizens to participate in sport and health-enhancing physical activity and to involve those who are at risk of social exclusion;
  • a more dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods into daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different fields or in other socio-economic sectors; promoting the socio-educational development of professionals and volunteers in sport, in line with European policy objectives in the sport field.

At systemic level, Sport actions are expected to contribute to the development of the European dimension in sport, in line with the general objective of the programme in the sport field.

From an individual’s perspective, sport projects supported through Erasmus+ should ultimately lead to increased levels of participation in sport and physical activity.