ERASMUS+ - Capacity Building in the Field of Sport

Deadline :
April 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €200,000 per project
Partners required:
At least 4 organisations from minimum 3 countries.

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 call aims to support sport activities and policies in Third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ programme as a vehicle to promote values as well as an educational tool to promote the personal and social development of individuals and build more cohesive communities.

Call details

Capacity-building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of sport in Programme and Third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme.

The action will aim at:

  • raising the capacity of grassroots sport organisations;  
  • encouraging the practice of sport and physical activity in Third countries not associated to the Programme;  
  • promoting social inclusion through sport;  
  • promoting positive values through sport (such as fair play, tolerance, team spirit);  
  • fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.

Proposals should focus on certain thematic areas defined at programming stage. Examples of particularly relevant areas are:  

  • promotion of common values, non-discrimination and gender equality through sport;
  • development of skills (though sport) needed to improve the social involvement of disadvantaged groups (e.g. independence, leadership etc.).
  • integration of migrants;
  • post-conflict reconciliation

Activities

The activities proposed must be directly linked to the general and specific objectives of the action and they must be detailed in a project description covering the entire implementation period. Finally, in the context of this international worldwide action, project activities must focus on building and strengthening the capacities of sport organisations and principally in the countries not associated to the Programme from Region 1 covered by the action.

Examples of activities include:

  • Creating and developing networks between organisations/countries/regions;  
  • Developing and implementing exchange of best practices/ideas;
  • Implementing common sport activities and educational side events;
  • Launching, testing, sharing and implementation of new forms of non-formal learning methods, tools, practices and materials through practical training and mobility of sport staff;
  • Raising awareness on issues of discrimination of disadvantaged groups in sport;  
  • Supporting the building of an engaged and active civil society.

Eligibility

Any organisation, public or private, working with or for young people outside formal settings established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or a third country not associated to the Programme from Region 1. See section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Such organisations can, for example, be:

  • a public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level;  
  • a sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level;  
  • a National Olympic Committee or National Sport confederation;
  • an organisation representing the 'sport for all' movement;  
  • an organisation active in the field of physical activity promotion;  
  • an organisation representing the active leisure sector;  

Public or private companies (small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises) may be included. Therefore, whereas this action is primarily targeting associations, NGOs and more generally non-for-profit organisations, for-profit organisations can be involved if a clear added value is demonstrated for the project. However, in a capacity building objective, coordination tasks must be limited to non-for-profit organisations.

Consortium Composition

Capacity-building projects are transnational and involve at least 4 organisations from minimum 3 countries: At least 1 organisation from 2 different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and at least 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible third country not associated to the Programme from Region 1. The number of organisations from EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme may not be higher than the number of organisations from Third countries not associated to the Programme.

Budget

The EU grant per project will vary from a minimum of 100.000 € and a maximum of 200.000 €.

Project duration

Capacity-building Projects can last one, two or three years. The duration must be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities foreseen over time.

Apply now

Deadline :
April 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €200,000 per project
Partners required:
At least 4 organisations from minimum 3 countries.