The following Actions in the field of sport are implemented through this Programme Guide:
- Collaborative Partnerships;
- Small 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, EU Presidency events, conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.). These Actions will be implemented by the European Commission either directly or through the Executive Agency.
Collaborative Partnerships offer the opportunity to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative outputs and/or engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly products or innovative ideas in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. They involve various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, innovative projects aimed to:
- Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity and being in line with the EU Physical Activity Guidelines;
- Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the European Week of Sport;
- Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, as well support the implementation of the EU Guidelines Dual Careers of Athletes;
- Promote voluntary activity in sport;
- Combat doping, notably in recreational environments;
- Combat match-fixing;
- Improve good governance in sport;
- Combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport;
- Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.
Small Collaborative Partnerships will allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although in a way that is proportional to the aim and scope of the project. Small Collaborative partnerships involve various organisations including in particular public authorities at local, regional and national levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Small Collaborative Partnerships will in particular aim at ensuring the continuity of Preparatory actions 2013 and are, in particular, projects aimed to:
- Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
- 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;
- Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development.
Small Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of transnational networks in the field of sport. The EU can thereby provide opportunities for strengthened cooperation among stakeholders, which would not have existed without EU action. Small Collaborative Partnerships should also foster synergy with, and between, local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity and to address sport-related challenges.
Small Collaborative Partnerships should include at least one local or regional sport club.
Not-for-profit European sport events:
This Action is aimed to support:
- Volunteering in sport;
- Social inclusion through sport;
- Gender equality in sport;
- Health-Enhancing Physical Activity;
- Implementation of the European Week of Sport.
The Commission, through its Executive Agency, will carry out one selection round over the year.
Within the not-for-profit European sport events, the indicative allocation for different categories will be as follows:
- Approximately 30% for events to implement the European Week of Sport;
- Approximately 70% for events not linked to the European Week of Sport (e.g. relating to volunteering in sport, social inclusion through sport, gender equality in sport, health-enhancing physical activity).
Approximately 4 events should be selected for the implementation of the European Week of Sport. They should focus on the themes identified for the implementation of the European Week of Sport (namely: education, workplace, outdoors, sport clubs and fitness centres).
Approximately 8 events not linked to the European Week of Sport should be selected. In relation to the above topics (i.e. volunteering, social inclusion, gender, HEPA), at least one event should focus on the external dimension of sport (e.g. sport diplomacy) and at least one event should focus on the role of grassroots sport in supporting the objectives of this action (volunteering in sport, social inclusion in and through sport, gender equality in sport, health-enhancing physical activity).
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Collaborative partnerships: 5 April 2018
Small collaborative partnerships: 5 April 2018
Not-for-profit European sport events: 5 April 2018