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This prize category aims to promote the inclusion of refugees, such as in the context of the war in Ukraine.
To rewards 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.
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.
The #BeInclusive EU sport Awards 2023 aim to reward and give visibility to the best projects that have successfully supported inclusion through sport. Projects can include disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups such as individuals with difficult social, economic or educational backgrounds, people with a disability, health problems or cultural differences, etc. This #BeInclusive EU sport Awards will also support gender equality. It will also contribute to Peace through the integration of migrants and refugees.
Besides rewarding specific organisations the #BeInclusive EU sport Awards 2023 will also give visibility and support the dissemination of innovative ideas, initiatives and best practices throughout Europe.
The awards will feature the following three categories:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to be eligible, the applicants must: