- Societal role
- Economic dimension
- International cooperation and external relations
Organised by the European Commission (EC) and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the sixth edition of the Erasmus+: Sport Info Day took place on 5th February at the Charlemagne Building in Brussels. The event was extremely successful – attracting a record 650 participants; it filled not only the De Gasperi room, but also two additional listening rooms allocated for this purpose! Thousands more watched the event via web streaming and live on the Erasmus+ facebook page.
Commissioner Navracsics welcomed all the participants and reminded them of their key role in translating Erasmus+: Sport programme policies and political priorities into concrete actions on the ground. Colleagues from the EC’s Sport unit gave an update of the policy context, while EACEA staff focused on practical information – such as submission and selection procedures, highlighting best practices and common mistakes to be avoided. In the afternoon, participants were divided into three thematic workshops that covered aspects of the evaluation process, financial and funding policies and specific issues relating to ‘small collaborative partnerships’. The final session of the day highlighted additional funding opportunities that could further benefit sport-related organisations.
The event provided a collaborative, energetic forum for generating bespoke ideas that could advance this wonderful programme. It also represented a unique opportunity for participants to network, to find partners from across programme countries and to work directly with project officers from the EACEA and EC.
The event highlighted the focus of the Erasmus+:Sport programme: to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity – through increased participation and equal access to sport for all. The deadline for applications to the programme is 4th April 2019.
The Erasmus+: Sport programme call page