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Sport: a small but very active part of Erasmus+

Sport might not be the best-known part of the Erasmus+ programme, but it is a very dynamic one. Since 2014, almost 400 grants have been awarded in priority areas for Erasmus+ Sport. The programme supports various activities such as collaborative partnerships - including on a small scale since 2016 - and European not-for-profit sport events.

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SPEED: A new approach to sport education

There is an ever-increasing recognition that sport can play a major role in boosting the well-being of individuals and fostering socio-economic development. With this comes a new approach to the way universities teach in this sports sector. Learn more about what the SPEED project has achieved!

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Old and young play and learn games together

10,000 people, 123 stories, 50 exhibits and 20 workshops, a five-day festival with 10,000 people... These are just some of the ways in which Europe is our Playground introduced young and old people to the joys of traditional outdoor games.

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Erasmus+ sport goes international

Have you ever wanted to team up in an Erasmus+ Sport project with a partner from outside the EU but been scared you would lose out on funding? Erasmus+ Sport has - so far - only been partly open for international relations. This should change with the next call for proposals, to be published in autumn 2017, with a deadline for submission in 2018.

Mapping and analysis of education schemes for coaches from a gender perspective

The European Commission commissioned this particular study to evaluate existing (formal and non-formal) training and education schemes for coaches in view of their gender equality elements, to evaluate their modules on gender equality and to identify good practices with regards to accessibility for women. 

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Spare time for sport through Erasmus+

Volunteering is vital to the sport movement. There are many benefits of giving up spare time for sport, such as skills, friendships and for more vulnerable people it can create a stronger sense of belonging. Due to clear links between sport, volunteering and education, there are many schemes that deserve to be supported by Erasmus+ Sport.

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Commission supports UEFA's Together #WePlayStrong campaign encouraging girls to play football

During the UEFA Women’s Champions League final, UEFA has launched a campaign aimed at changing perceptions of women’s football and encouraging girls to take up or continue playing the game. Although the European Commission was not involved in the design or financing of the campaign, we are very happy to support it, as we share its ultimate goal to see more girls and women active and involved in sport. 

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The Council approves the new work plan for sport

The second EU Work Plan for Sport (2014-2017) has come to an end and a new one, based on the Commission's evaluation, has now been approved by the Sport Working Group of the Council.