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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.
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.
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.
The call for entries will be open until 13 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:
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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.