Erasmus+

Not-for-profit European Sport Events

What is the aim?

The aim of not-for-profit European sport events is to increase participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activities.

The events are also designed to raise awareness of the role of sport in the promotion of social inclusion, equal opportunities and health.

What is the opportunity?

Erasmus+ provides opportunities for organisations to carry out activities that:

Specific activities covered include:

  • preparation of the event
  • organisation of educational activities in the run-up to an event
  • event organisation
  • organisation of side-activities to a sporting event (such as a conference or seminar)
  • implementation of legacy activities such as evaluations or the drafting of sustainability plans
  • communication activities linked to the topic of the event.

How does it work?

The application must be submitted by an organisation from a Programme Country. Organisations eligible to take part include:

  • public bodies in charge of sport at local, regional, or national level
  • sport organisations at local, regional, national, European or international level
  • coordinator of a national event organised in the framework of a European event in the field of sport

Events related to EWoS must either be organised simultaneously in at least three Programme Countries, or must be organised in one country with participants from three different Programme Countries.

Events unrelated to EWoS must either be organised in one country with participants from 12 different Programme Countries, or organised simultaneously in several countries with participants from at least 12 different Programme Countries.

What else should you know?

Projects should last for up to one year, from the preparation to the follow-up of the event.

Sport competitions organised by international, European or national sport federations or leagues on a regular basis and professional sport competitions are not eligible.

How do you apply?

Organisations interested in applying should do so through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Where can you find out more?

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information on Not-for-Profit European Sport Events, although more information on the application process is available from the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

For further information you can contact the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, or you can contact the European Commission.

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