The European Commission has launched a long-awaited new sports funding programme.

Called Erasmus+, funding is open to not-for-profit sports organisations wishing to carry out pan-European grassroots sport projects.

The programme will allocate around €265 million over seven years, with €16.6 million available for the first round of projects beginning in 2014.

Projects must involve at least five organisations drawn from at least five different EU Member States. Applications close on 15 May 2014.

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ programme in the field of sport are to:

  • 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
  • promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes
  • 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.

If you are interested in finding our more about these funding opportunities for sports projects, more information can be found on the Erasmus+ website or in the detailed programme guide (the sport section begins on page 179).

Information Day- 4th February 2014

On 4th February 2014 the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will organise an “Info Day” in Brussels to inform potential applicants about Erasmus+: Sport and its funding opportunities.

The day will be centred around different information sessions, presenting the policy priorities as well as practical advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals.

Please note that advance online registration  is obligatory, as the room capacity is limited and we would like to offer to as many organisations as possible the possibility to be represented (max 2 representatives per organisation).

Alternatively, you will also be able to join the live web streaming and the online chat. You may participate in a chat session as an individual (using your name or a pseudonym) or in your official capacity. All participants can also take advantage of the online partner search tool.

You will find all information about the programme on the DG EAC website. Please note that all presentations will be downloadable from the EAC website a few days before the Info day and, after the event, video recordings of all sessions will also be available.

For any further information, don’t hesitate to contact:

– the communication Team of the Executive Agency:

– the EACEA Erasmus+ Programme in the field of Sport :

– the Sport Unit in DG EAC: