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Europe: Call for Proposals on health-enhancing activities for refugees

The Directorate-General for Education and culture has launched a call for proposals (EAC/S16/2016) to promote broader access to health-enhancing physical activities (HEPA) for refugees. The deadline for applications is 9 September 2016. 

This call would allow the testing of the development of HEPA activities in at least 6 Member States particularly concerned by the massive arrivals of refugees. Each of the 6 selected projects should involve local sport organisations and at least 100 refugees, as well as take into account gender equality. The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €600.000,00 with a maximum of €60.000,00 for each grant. The EU contribution cannot exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the project.

DG Education, with this call, intends to achieve several results, including:

  • Awareness-raising among refugees about the health and social benefits of practicing sport and physical activity;
  • Better well-being and integration of refugees in society;
  • Increased knowledge among refugees of European values.

In early 2016, Sport had been highlighted as one of the areas for greater European action on migrant and refugee integration. 

The call for proposals