Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.
This action supports learning mobility of coaches and other sport staff of grassroots sport organisations. Opportunities for staff in non-grassroots sport may also be supported when participation of such staff can benefit grassroots sport.
The general objective of this action is to give the opportunity to staff of sport organisations, primarily in grassroots sports, to improve their competences, qualifications and acquire new skills through learning mobility by spending a period of time abroad, thus contributing to the capacity-building and development of sport organisations.
This action supports the professional development of coaches, and other staff (both paid staff and volunteers) in grassroots sport. Staff in non-grassroots sport, including those engaged in dual sport and non-sport careers, can also enhance the learning impact and knowledge transfer for grassroots sport staff and organisations. Learning mobility opportunities for staff in non-grassroots sport may be supported where the participation of such staff can benefit grassroots sport.
Specifically, mobility projects in the field of sport aim to:
The following activities are supported:
Job shadowing is when participants can spend a period of time (2-14 days) at a hosting organisation in another country with the aim of learning new practices and gathering new ideas through observation and interaction with peers, coaches, volunteers or other staff members in their daily work at the hosting organisation.
Coaching or training assignments are when participants can spend a period of time (15-60 days) coaching or providing training at a hosting organisation in another country, as a way to learn through completing their tasks and exchanging with peers. It contributes to capacity building of grassroots organisations.
Activities cannot have a profit making purpose.
In addition to physical mobility, all staff mobility activities can be blended with virtual activities. The minimum and maximum durations specified above apply to the physical mobility component.
For any activity, additional support can be provided for persons accompanying participants with fewer opportunities. Accompanying persons can be supported for whole or part of the activity’s duration.
A participating organisation can be:
See the programme guide for detailed budget information.
From 3 to 18 months.