Collaborative Partnerships

What is a collaborative partnership?

Collaborative Partnerships offer the opportunity to develop, transfer, and/or implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at European, national, regional and local levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, innovative projects aimed to:

  • combat doping at grassroots level, notably in recreational environments such as amateur sport and fitness,
  • support prevention and raise awareness among stakeholders involved in the fight against match-fixing,
  • support prevention, educational and innovative approaches to tackle violence, racism and intolerance in sport,
  • support the implementation of EU policy documents in the field of sport and other relevant policy areas such as recommendations, guidelines, policy strategies, etc. (e.g. EU Physical Activity Guidelines, EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes, Principles on good governance in sport, etc.).

A particular focus will be put on projects that address grassroots sports.

Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of European networks in the field of sport. The EU can thereby provide opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders, which would not have existed without EU action. Collaborative Partnerships should also foster synergy with, and between, international, national, regional and local policies to promote sport and physical activity and to address sport-related challenges.

More information about the Sport Fund can be obtained from here