The Jury selected 9 projects from the 111 submissions received. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 27 November in Brussels.

The 2018 #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards invited 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. The jury received 111 submissions.

Independent experts evaluated the projects according to their contribution to social inclusion through sport based on criteria of impact, creativity, outreach, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, replicability and promotion of gender equality.

These are the selected projects:

  • Bádóireacht (Ireland)
  • Fit4Life (Finland)
  • Integration of Syrian Refugee children into Community Games Sports & Cultural events (Ireland)
  • Judo club for people with disabilities Fuji (Croatia)
  • Rugby Opens Borders - Leveraging organized Teamsports for the integration of refugees and migrants (Austria)
  • Sport &Refugees (Germany)
  • start2coach (Germany)
  • S(up)port Refugees Integration (Italy)
  • The running charity (United Kingdom)

The 3 winners and 6 finalists will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 27 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. The 6 finalists will receive €2,500 each.