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.
How do I participate?
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 in November at a special awards ceremony in Brussels.
They will also have the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of sport inclusion experts and receive their €10,000 awards. Six preselected projects will each receive €2,500.
How to apply
The call for entries will be open from 14 April 2020, 12:00 Brussels time and will close on 30 June 2020, 12:00 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: relevance of the proposal, quality of the proposal and impact.
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 – in particular from disadvantaged groups – and we want to celebrate this!
Your organisation may be working with ethnic minorities, refugees, people with disabilities, youth groups at-risk, or any other group that faces challenging social circumstances.
#BeInclusive ceremony 2019 - Brussels
The 3 winners and 6 finalists were announced at a special awards ceremony on 21 November in Brussels, where they also had the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of sport inclusion experts and receive their €10,000 awards. The 6 finalists received €2,500 each. Click on the video to see the highlights!
2019 #Beinclusive Winners
The three winners were announced at a special awards ceremony on 21 November in Brussels. Teams had the opportunity to present their projects to an audience of sport-inclusion experts.
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