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Collaborative Partnerships
Deadline: Apr 2, 2020  

 Social Innovation
 Social Affaires and Inclusion
 Child Care
 Gender Equality
 Education and Training
 Transnational cooperation


Collaborative Partnerships action offers the opportunity to organisations to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative outputs and/or engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly products or innovative ideas in different areas relating to sport and physical activity.

They involve various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies.

Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, innovative projects aimed to:

  • Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity and being in line with the EU Physical Activity Guidelines and the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle;
  • Encourage participation in sport and physical activity, especially by supporting the European Week of Sport;
  • Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, as well support the implementation of the EU Guidelines Dual Careers of Athletes;
  • Promote voluntary activity in sport;
  • Combat doping, notably in recreational environments;
  • Combat match-fixing;
  • Improve good governance in sport;
  • Combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport;
  • Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport.

In all these areas, gender equality should be promoted. Cooperation with the Partner Countries should be encouraged. Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of European networks in the field of sport. The EU can thereby provide opportunities for strengthened cooperation among stakeholders, which would not have existed without EU action. Collaborative Partnerships should also foster synergy with, and between, local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity and to address sport-related challenges.

Within the framework of Collaborative Partnerships, Erasmus+ intends to 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.

The Commission, through its Executive Agency, will carry one selection round over the year.

Erasmus+ offers a large flexibility in terms of activities that Collaborative Partnerships can implement, as long as a proposal demonstrates that these activities are the most appropriate to reach the objectives defined for the project. Collaborative Partnerships may typically cover a broad range of activities, such as for example:

  • networking among stakeholders; 
  • development, identification, promotion and sharing of good practices; 
  • preparation, development and implementation of educational and training modules and tools; 
  • activities to increase the competences of multipliers in the field of sport and to develop monitoring and benchmarking of indicators, notably as regards the promotion of ethical behaviours and codes of conduct among sportspeople; 
  • awareness-raising activities on the added value of sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals; 
  • activities to promote innovative synergies between the field of sport and the fields of health, education, training and youth; 
  • activities to improve the evidence-base of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges (collection of data underpinning the aforementioned activities, surveys, consultations, etc.); 
  • conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness-raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.

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