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Erasmus+ - Sport - Not-For-Profit European Sport Events
Date de clôture : 12 mai 2016  

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What is it for: 

This Action supports:

  • The implementation, in the field of sport, of EU strategies in the areas of social inclusion and equal opportunities, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy;
  • The implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines, to encourage participation in sport and physical activity;

Supporting the implementation of the European Week of Sport aiming at promoting health enhancing physical activity and increasing participation levels in sports.

  • The European Week of Sport 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.

This Action provides financial support for the organisation of European-wide sport events in one Programme Country and events organised during to the European Weak of Sport.

In addition, it may finance national events - organised simultaneously in several European countries by not-for-profit organisations or public bodies - in the context of European events in the field of sport.


What does it support: 

The following standard activities will be supported under this Action (non-exhaustive list):

  • Organisation of training activities for athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers in the run-up to the event;
  • Organisation of the event;
  • Organisation of side-activities to the sporting event (conferences, seminars);
  • Implementation of legacy activities (evaluations, drafting of future plans);
  • Communication activities linked to the topic of the event.

The expected results of these events are:

  • Increased visibility and awareness of events aimed at promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and health-enhancing physical activity;
  • Increased participation in sport, physical activity and volunteering activity.

The following activities are not eligible under this action:

  • Sport competitions organised by international, European or national sport federations/leagues on a regular basis;
  • Professional sport competitions.


Who can benefit from it: 

Support for events will imply assigning EU grants to individual organisations in charge of the preparation, organisation and follow-up to a given event.

The transnational element of the action will be ensured by the participation in the event of sportspeople coming from at least twelve Programme Countries and from at least three Programme Countries for events related to the European Week of Sport.

For further information on Not-For-Profit European Sport Events, please refer to the Programme Guide, page 228-229;


What support is available: 

An amount of 600.000 EUR is dedicated to events linked exclusively to the European Week of Sport. 1.400.000 EUR to the other events.

  • Maximum granted awarded for events related to the 2015 European Week of Sport : 250.000 EUR
  • Maximum granted awarded for events not related to the 2015 European Week of Sport:  500.000 EUR

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


Who can apply: 

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

  • A public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level
  • A sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level;
  • The coordinator of a national event organised in the framework of a European event in the field of sport.


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;
  • 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

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 "Not-for-profit European sports events" of the Erasmus+ Programme.

For further information and assistance, please contact:

This programme has specific rules. Please make sure you read them carefully before applying


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