2018 #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards

Promoting social inclusion through sport

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About the 2018 #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards

Sport is fun, exciting and it brings people together. Sport is also based on fairness and respect – regardless of who you are and where you come from.

This makes it a powerful tool for breaking barriers and building a more inclusive society.

The European Commission #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards will recognise organisations using the power of sport to increase social inclusion for disadvantaged groups.

An active and inclusive Europe

The ability of sport to break down barriers is increasingly being used as a powerful tool to bring together people from all kinds of backgrounds, and in particular from disadvantaged groups – and we want to celebrate this!

With your organisation, you may be working with ethnic minorities, refugees, people with disabilities, youth groups at-risk, or any other group that faces challenging social circumstances.

Ready, set, go!

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards invites all organisations in Europe– public or private, commercial or not-for-profit – that have successfully developed sport projects aimed at social inclusion to enter their initiatives. Projects will be evaluated according to their contribution to social inclusion through sport.

Winning projects will be showcased to inspire other organisations and individuals around Europe – but sharing a project can earn much more than well-deserved recognition:

The winning projects will also be awarded €10,000!

The 3 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in November in Brussels, where they will also have the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of sport inclusion experts and receive their €10,000 awards. 6 preselected projects will receive €2,500 each.

Rules of the game

The call for entries will be open until 6 September 2018, 13:00 (1:00 pm) Brussels time.

Projects will be evaluated based on the degree to which they contribute to social inclusion through sport on the basis of these criteria: impact, creativity, reach, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, replicability and gender equality. See Terms of Conditions and the Specific Privacy statement.

Organisations willing to submit an application form must have an EU login and be registered in the Participant Portal:

  1. Applicants must have an EU Login (European Commission Authentication Service) account.
    If you do not already have an EU Login account, click here to create one. The user manual to help you create an EU login is available here.
  1. Applicants should be registered in the Participant Portal.
    Applicants who already have a PIC (Participant Identification Code) should use it. Otherwise, click here to register in the Participant Portal and obtain a PIC. The user manual of the Participant Portal is available here.

Once the two steps above are completed, organisations can submit an entry using the online application form. The user manual of the application form is available here.

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The 3 winners of the 2018 #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards will be announced at a special awards ceremony in November in Brussels, where they will also have the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of sport inclusion experts and receive their €10,000 awards. 6 preselected projects will receive €2,500 each.

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