Small Collaborative Partnerships

What is the aim?

Small Collaborative Partnerships aim to:

  • encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities
  • promote traditional European sports and games
  • support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations
  • protect athletes, especially young athletes, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions
  • foster synergy with and between local, regional, national and international policies in sport

In a broader sense, Small Collaborative Partnerships are designed to contribute to the EU's strategies in the field of sport.

What is the opportunity?

Erasmus+ provides the opportunity for organisations to develop, transfer and implement innovative practices in the field of sport between organisations, authorities and others.

Small Collaborative Partnerships are designed to promote the creation and development of European networks in the field of sport, and can include a variety of activities, such as:

  • networking among stakeholders;
  • promotion, identification and sharing of good practices;
  • preparation, development and implementation of educational and training modules and tools;
  • raising awareness of the added value of sport and physical activity
  • promoting innovative synergies between the field of sport and the fields of health, education, training and youth;
  • improving the evidence-base of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges;
  • conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness-raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.

How does it work?

Organisations intending to apply must do so as part of a consortium consisting of at least three organisations from three different Programme Countries. Although organisations from Partner Countries can take part, the applicant must be based in a Programme Country.

What else should you know?

Projects must be 12, 18, 24, 30, or 36 months in length; the duration must be specified at application stage based on the objective of the project and the type of activities foreseen.

How do you apply?

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

Find out more

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information on Small Collaborative Partnerships, although more information on the application process is available from Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

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

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