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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.

Together #WePlayStrong

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. 

Grassroots sport, Kids playing football

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. 

Youth sport club

Get active while being an active citizen

Sport and sport clubs hold an important place in our society. Being a member of a club, interacting with people, participating in the life of a club – all these can create important social benefits and may help encourage active citizenship.

High-level athletes, skills and employability

High-level athletes, skills and employability

Only a small number of high-profile athletes manage to gain a considerable income from sport. In reality, a huge number of dedicated sportspeople make sacrifices to compete without gaining any financial rewards. These athletes often have to balance the needs of their sport with the requirement to continue working or studying (a dual career), which can prove a challenge. 

Woman on a running track preparing for a sprint (Shutterstock)

Supporting athletes to pursue a dual career

For many athletes in Europe, combining a sporting career with work or education can be a challenge. The Networks of Knowledge project aimed to create better support structures to help athletes manage dual careers.

Help shape the future of Erasmus+!

Wondering what the impact of international mobility or cooperation programmes is in the areas of education, training, youth and sport? We need you!

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