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Non-commercial European sporting events of major importance

Non-commercial European sporting events of major importance

What is it for?

Are you a not-for-profit organisation or public body looking to organise a major Europe-wide sports event? Will your event involve partners or sportspeople from at least 12 participating countries? If your event is aimed at supporting European Union activities in the field of sport then you might be interested in the funding available in the Erasmus+ programme.

What does it involve?

Events suitable for funding will have to show that they are relevant and help to contribute to delivering European policies in the field of sport. Funding is available for events that bring genuine added value, including those which:

  • Increase the visibility and raise awareness of important areas of European policy including social inclusion, equal opportunities and health enhancing physical activity.
  • Increase the participation of people and organisations in sport and volunteering activities.
  • Increase the participation of persons at risk of social exclusion.

Funding can cover activities including:

  • Organisation of activities which gain the attention of the public and media.
  • Transnational training activities which improve the skills of sportspeople, coaches and volunteers in the run-up to an event.
  • Organisation of side activities alongside a sporting event (e.g. conferences, seminars, workshops, etc).
  • Implementation of legacy activities (e.g. evaluations or drafting of future plans).
Who can take part?

Any public body or not-for-profit organisation active in the field of sport and from a participating country can take part, for example:

  • A public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level.
  • A sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level.

Some 60 events and additional activities including sports competitions, conferences, legacy activities and training sessions for sportspeople and volunteers are expected to be funded between 2014 and 2020.