#BeInclusive - Breaking Barriers in Sport

Deadline :
September 25, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
45 000 EUR
Partners required:

Funding programme

Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.

Call overview

This prize category aims to reward initiatives that support disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities or vulnerable young people, to meet social challenges.

Call details

To reward sport projects that promote inclusion, dialogue and tolerance, emphasizing the benefits of understanding each other and overcoming obstacles to participation. This category would reward initiatives that support disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities or vulnerable young people, to meet social challenges.

Background

Since 2017 the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sport organisations and stakeholders promoting inclusion through sport. These Awards target in particular actions concerning groups with fewer opportunities and in social difficulty, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, ethnic minorities, etc. These awards also include a gender equality dimension.

Objectives

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards 2024 aim to reward and give visibility to the best projects that have successfully supported inclusion through sport. Projects can include breaking barriers for people with fewer opportunities such as young people with migrant background, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups, people with a disability, individuals with difficult social, economic or educational backgrounds, people with a disability, health problems or cultural differences,

Expected results

The awards will feature the following three categories:

  • Promoting Gender Equality in sport “Be Equal”

To reward projects promoting the empowerment and participation of women and girls in sport. This category would celebrate role models who make gender equality a reality by setting an inspiring example. This directly follows the Report of the High Level Group on gender Equality in Sport.

  • Sport for Peace

To reward projects using sport as a vehicle to promote peace and European values. This category would particularly target initiatives promoting the inclusion of refugees, such as in the context of the war in Ukraine.

  • Breaking Barriers in Sport

To reward sport projects that promote inclusion, dialogue and tolerance, emphasizing the benefits of understanding each other and overcoming obstacles to participation. This category would reward initiatives that support disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities or vulnerable young people, to meet social challenges.

Budget

The prize global budget is EUR 45 000 and each of the three categories will reward one winner with EUR 10 000 and two finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) with EUR 2 500 each.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, the applicants must:

  • be legal entities (natural persons, public or private bodies, including international organisations)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
  • Erasmus+ Programme Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
  • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • Individuals are not eligible.

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Deadline :
September 25, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
45 000 EUR
Partners required: