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The #BeInclusive Awards

1 December 2020
Brussels, Belgium

About #BeInclusive

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.

Diverse group of people running

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.


Please take the time to read both these PDF files

Rules of contest

Privacy statement


In order to submit an application you must have an EU login account

If you dont have one already, please create an EU login

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Check to see if your organisation has already been registered, if not register it and get you orgnisation ID.

Organisation registration


You have your EU login and your Organisation ID:

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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 – 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!