The Sport Chapter in the Erasmus+ Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to pursue the following objectives:
- 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;
- To 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.
Focus is to be given to grassroots sport.
What does it support:
The following actions in the field of sport are implemented through the Erasmus+ Programme:
- Collaborative Partnerships;
- Small Collaborative Partnerships;
- Not-for-profit European sport events.
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.). They are implemented by the European Commission either directly or through the Executive Agency.
The Actions in the field of sport are expected to contribute to the implementation of the European Week of Sport, initiative launched by the Commission to promote sport and physical activity in the European Union, in the light of declining participation levels.
The Erasmus+ Sport projects are centrally managed and implemented by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The current application deadline is 6 April February 2018, 13:00 Bulgarian time, for projects starting on 1 January 2019 (Collaborative Partnerships and mall Collaborative Partnerships) and 1 November 2018 (Not-for-profit European sport events).
More information on the application process is available here.