What is it for:
This action offers the opportunity to develop, transfer and implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport.
Collaborative Partnerships are innovative projects aiming to:
A particular focus will be put on projects that address grassroots sports.
What does it support:
Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of European networks in the fields of sport.
Erasmus+ will 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.
Collaborative Partnerships should also support the implementation of the European Week of Sport which 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.
Who can benefit from it:
Collaborative Partnerships are open to any type of non-profit organisation and public bodies.
Depending on the objective of the project, Collaborative Partnerships should involve an appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from different experiences, profiles and expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.
As a general rule, Collaborative Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved in a Collaborative Partnership, as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.
For further information about the composition of a Collaborative Partnership please refer to the Programme Guide, page 224-225
What support is available:
Maximum grant awarded:
For Collaborative Partnerships: 400 000 EUR
For Small Collaborative Partnerships: 60 000 EUR
Who can apply:
Any not-for-profit organisation or public body, established in a Programme Country can apply from the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of Sport. For example, such organisations can be (non-exhaustive list):
A Collaborative Partnership is transnational and involves at least five organisations from five different Programme Countries.
All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.
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:
The quality of eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
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:
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 "Collaborative Partnerships" of the Erasmus+ Programme.
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