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Capacity building in the field of sport
Erasmus+ - Key Action 2 – Cooperation among Organisations and Institutions
Estimated EU contribution per project
between € 100,000.00 and € 200,000.00
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Capacity-building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of sport in Programme and Third countries not associated to the Programme. They aim to support sport activities and policies in Third countries not associated to the Programme as a vehicle to promote values as well as an educational tool to promote the personal and social development of individuals and build more cohesive communities.
The action will aim at:
- raising the capacity of grassroots sport organisations;
- encouraging the practice of sport and physical activity in Third countries not associated to the Programme;
- promoting social inclusion through sport;
- promoting positive values through sport (such as fair play, tolerance, team spirit);
- fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.
Proposals should focus on certain thematic areas defined at programming stage. Examples of particularly relevant areas are:
- promotion of common values, non-discrimination and gender equality through sport;
- development of skills (though sport) needed to improve the social involvement of disadvantaged groups (e.g. independence, leadership etc.).
- integration of migrants;
- post-conflict reconciliation.
Expected effects and impacts
The granted projects should demonstrate their expected impact by:
- increasing participation and capacity of grassroots sport organisations;
- increasing participation of women in sport and physical activities;
- improving the social involvement of disadvantaged groups;
- improving the capacity of the sport sector to work transnationally with care of inclusiveness, solidarity and sustainability;
- promoting and contributing to transnational learning and cooperation between sport people and decision makers, in particular in the eligible Third countries not associated to the Programme;
- disseminating their results in an effective and attractive way among sport people involved in sport organisations.
The activities proposed must be directly linked to the general and specific objectives of the action, i.e. they must correspond to one or more of the thematic areas listed above and they must be detailed in a project description covering the entire implementation period. Finally, in the context of this international worldwide action, project activities must focus on building and strengthening the capacities of sport organisations and principally in the countries not associated to the Programme from Region 1 or from Region 2.
Funded projects will be able to integrate a wide range of cooperation, exchange, communication and other activities including for example:
- Creating and developing networks between organisations/countries/regions;
- Developing and implementing exchange of best practices/ideas;
- Implementing common sport activities and educational side events;
- Launching, testing, sharing and implementation of new forms of non-formal learning methods, tools, practices and materials through practical training and mobility of sport staff;
- Raising awareness on issues of discrimination of disadvantaged groups in sport;
- Supporting the building of an engaged and active civil society.
Regions / countries for funding
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Liechtenstein, Montenegro (Црна Гора), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна)
Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Capacity-building projects are transnational and involve at least 4 organisations from minimum 3 countries:
- At least 1 organisation from 2 different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and
- at least 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible third country not associated to the Programme from Region 1 (Western Balkans) or Region 2 (Neighborhood East). Organisations from Region 1 and Region 2 cannot participate in the same proposal (i.e. partnerships including Regions 1 and 2 are not eligible).
- The number of organisations from EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme cannot be higher than the number of organisations from third countries not associated to the Programme. Affiliated entities and associated partners do not count for the consortium composition.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities, if applicable) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be active in the field of sport
- be established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or in third country not associated to the Programme from Region 1 (Western Balkans) or Region 2 (Neighbourhood East)
The coordinator of the consortium must be a non-for-profit organsation. Such organisations can, for example, be:
- a public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level;
- a sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level;
- a National Olympic Committee or National Sport confederation;
- an organisation representing the 'sport for all' movement;
- an organisation active in the field of physical activity promotion;
- an organisation representing the active leisure secto.
other eligibility criteria
The activity must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the activity except in duly justified cases related to the objectives of the action.
- Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
- Activities involving sharing and promotion of results can also take place at relevant thematic transnational events/conferences in EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme or third countries not associated to the Programme.
This action follows a lump sum funding model. The amount of the single lump sum contribution will be determined foreach grant based on the estimated budget of the action proposed by the applicant. The granting authority will fix the lump sum of each grant based on the proposal, evaluation result, funding rates and the maximum grant amount set in the call.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
12,24 or 36 months
Applications must be submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Each applicant must be registered as follows:
- For actions managed by the Executive Agency, applicants, affiliated entities and associated partners must register in the Funding & tender opportunities portal (FTOP) and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC). Organisations/groups that have already obtained a PIC through their participation in other EU programmes do not need to register again. The PIC obtained from this previous registration is valid also for applying under Erasmus+;
- For actions managed by National Agencies, applicants must if not already done, register through the Organisation Registration system https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-esc for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps and receive an Organisation ID.
Applications must be complete containing all parts and mandatory annexes. Only clerical errors can be corrected after the submission deadline upon request of the managing agency for duly justified cases.
For actions managed by the Executive Agency, applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/home. Applications (including annexes and supporting documents) must be submitted using the forms provided in the Submission System.
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator, beneficiaries and affiliated entities) and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
- Part C (to be filled in directly online, if any) containing additional project data
Applications (Part B) are limited to 40 pages for calls for low value grants (EUR 60 000 or below); 120 pages for calls with high value grants ( EUR 4 000 000) and 70 for all other calls. Evaluators will not consider any additional pages.
For actions managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies, applications must be submitted electronically via the forms available in the Erasmus+ website and the websites of the Erasmus+ National Agencies.