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Erasmus+ - Sport - Collaborative partnerships
Date de clôture : 12 mai 2016  

 Affaires sociales et inclusion
 Éducation et formation
 Coopération transnationale
 Sécurité publique

What is it for: 

This action offers the opportunity to develop, transfer and implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport.

Collaborative Partnerships are innovative projects aiming to:

  • combat doping at grassroots level, notably in recreational environments such as amateur sport and fitness;
  • support prevention and raise awareness among stakeholders involved in the fight against match fixing;
  • support prevention, educational and innovative approaches to tackle violence, racism and intolerance in sport;
  • support the implementation of EU policy documents in the field of sport and other relevant policy areas such as recommendations, guidelines, policy strategies, etc. (e.g. EU Physical Activity Guidelines, EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes, Principles on good governance in sport, etc.).

A particular focus will be put on projects that address grassroots sports.


What does it support: 

Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of European networks in the fields of sport.

Erasmus+ will support the testing and development of new project formats and new forms of transnational cooperation in the field of sport that are likely to inspire the development, on a larger scale of initiatives supported with national funding schemes or other European funds, such as the European Structural and Investment Funds.

Collaborative Partnerships should also support the implementation of the European Week of Sport which is an initiative launched by the European Commission to promote sport and physical activities in the European Union, in the light of declining participation levels (following recent results from the 2013 Euro barometer). Communication campaign to raise awareness will start early 2015. The European Week of Sport will evolve over the years and it is intended to be organised following a fixed calendar (2nd week of September) with an official opening, a flagship event and 3 to 5 focus day, each with a focus theme.


Who can benefit from it: 

Collaborative Partnerships are open to any type of non-profit organisation and public bodies.

Depending on the objective of the project, Collaborative Partnerships should involve an appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from different experiences, profiles and expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

As a general rule, Collaborative Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved in a Collaborative Partnership, as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

For further information about the composition of a Collaborative Partnership please refer to the Programme Guide, page 224-225


What support is available: 

An amount of 1.600.000 EUR is available for the co-financing of Collaborative Partnerships projects in the sport field related to the European Week of Sport 2015 and 13.000.000 EUR for the other  Collaborative Partnerships.

Maximum granted awarded: 500.000 EUR.

Financial contributions from the EU cannot exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the project.


Who can apply: 

Any not-for-profit organisation or public body, established in a Programme Country can apply from the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of Sport. For example, such organisations can be (non-exhaustive list):

  • A public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level
  • A National Olympic Committee or National Sport confederation
  • A sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level
  • A national sports league
  • A sport club
  • An organisation or union representing athletes
  • An organisation or unions representing professionals and volunteers in sport (such as coaches, managers, etc)
  • An organisation representing the 'sport for all' movement
  • An organisation active in the field of physical activity promotion
  • An organisation representing the active leisure sector
  • An organisation active in the field of education, training or youth.

A Collaborative Partnership is transnational and involves at least five organisations from five different Programme Countries.

All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.


How to apply: 

eplus generic how to apply

  1. Read the call for proposals.

  2. Read the guidelines for applicants carefully.
    Detailed instructions are available in the Guidelines and How to apply sections of the call for proposals.

  3. Register in the Participant Portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC) if you do not already have one.
    All organisations participating in the proposal must have a PIC number. The PIC will be requested in the application form.

  4. Use the official application form.
    The link is provided in the How to apply section of the call for proposals.

  5. Submit your application online before the specified deadline.
    Make sure you have received a confirmation email.


How are applications selected: 

All project proposals are assessed by the Executive Agency receiving the application, exclusively on the basis of the criteria described in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

The assessment implies:

  • a formal check to verify that the eligibility and exclusion criteria are respected;
  • a quality assessment to evaluate the extent to which the participating organisations meet the selection criteria and the project meets the award criteria. Such quality assessment is carried out with the support of independent experts.

The quality of eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance;
  • Quality of the work plan's design and implementation;
  • Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements
  • Impact, dissemination and sustainability.

For detailed information on the quality review of applications submitted under Erasmus+, please consult the Guide for experts.


What happens if your application is selected: 

All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome of the selection procedure as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application. For applications that have been selected for EU co-financing the EACEA will contact the applicants if any further action is required before awarding the contract. EACEA will produce a  grant agreement detailing the conditions and the level of co-funding. 

For further details please refer to Part C of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide



The EACEA is responsible for the implementation of Sport "Collaborative Partnerships" of the Erasmus+ Programme.

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