The Erasmus+ Programme, which entered into force in 2014, includes a new funding scheme for projects specifically related to sport. The budget of Erasmus+ Sports for 2014-2020 is 266 million EUR, approximately 1.8% of the total budget of Erasmus+.
The Sport Chapter in the Erasmus+ Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to pursue the following objectives:
- Tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination;
- To promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;
- 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 in, and equal access to sport for all.
The Assessment of Erasmus+ Sport Report, published by the EOC EU in spring 2015, contains some recommendations in order to achieve this aim:
- Reduce the administrative and financial burden
- Allow volunteering as a source of own contribution
- Encourage the setting up of projects with smaller budgets
- Limit the required number of partners
The results of the first call for proposals are now published and European Development Agency has been successful. The Beachklub Ládví, member of the European Development Agency Partnership Network has received a grant for the project Move up to be healthy and happy!
Also last year we celebrated success in the area of sports related projects – from five successful Czech organizations’ approved projects, two projects were intermediated by the European Development Agency (EUDA) and implemented by Hranická rozvojová agentura, also the member of the EUDA Partnership Network: