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Erasmus+ - Sport - Not-For-Profit European Sport Events - EAC/A05/2017
Deadline: Apr 5, 2018  

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Not-for-profit European Sport events aim to support:

  • Volunteering in sport;
  • Social inclusion through sport;
  • Gender equality in sport,
  • Health-enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA)
  • Implementation of the European Week of Sport

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

As from 2017, the European Week of Sportwill take place from 23 to 30 September. Apart from the activities organised by the European Commission, Member States will organise national activities and coordinate local ones.

Further information as regards the 2017 European Week of Sport can be found on  

This Action provides financial support for:

  • the organisation of European-wide sport events organised in one Programme Country;
  • national events - organised simultaneously in several Programme Countries by not-for-profit organisations or public bodies active in the field of sport.

The expected results of these events are:

  • increased awareness as regards the role of sport in promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and health-enhancing physical activity;
  • increased participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activity.


What does it support: 

The following standard activities will be supported under this Action (non-exhaustive list):

  • Organisation of training activities for athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers in the run-up to the event;
  • Organisation of the event;
  • Organisation of side-activities to the sporting event (conferences, seminars);
  • Implementation of legacy activities (evaluations, drafting of future plans);
  • Communication activities linked to the topic of the event.

The expected results of these events are:

  • Increased visibility and awareness of events aimed at promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and health-enhancing physical activity;
  • Increased participation in sport, physical activity and volunteering activity.

The following activities are not eligible under this action:

  • Sport competitions organised by international, European or national sport federations/leagues on a regular basis;
  • Professional sport competitions.


Who can benefit from it: 

Support for events will involve EU grants to individual organisations in charge of the preparation, organisation and follow-up of a given event.

European-wide sport events organised in 1 country must involve participants to the event from at least 12 different Programme Countries.


Sport events organised simultaneously in several Programme Countries must involve participants to the events from at least 12 different Programme Countries. This condition is fulfilled as long as these participants are involved in the sum of events in total. All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.

The event must take place during the following year (any time till 31 October).

Within the not-for-profit European sport events, the indicative division for events will be as follows:

  • approximately 30% for events to implement the European Week of Sport
  • approximately 70% for events not linked to the European Week of Sport

Approximately 4 events should be selected for the implementation of the European Week of Sport. They should focus on the themes education, workplace, outdoors, sport clubs and fitness centres.

Approximately 8 events not linked to the European Week of Sport should be selected. At least one event should focus on the external dimension of sport (e.g. sport diplomacy) and at least one event should focus on the role of grassroots sport in supporting the objectives of this action.

For the list of organisations that can apply, please refer to the tab 'who can apply'.   


What support is available: 

Maximum grant awarded for events related to the European Week of Sport: 300.000 EUR

Maximum grant awarded for events not related to the European Week of Sport: 500.000 EUR

Financial contributions from the EU cannot exceed 80% of the total eligible costs of the project.


Who can apply: 

Any public body or non-profit organisation active in the field of sport, established in a Programme Country can be the applicant.

For example (non-exhaustive list):

  • a public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level;
  • a sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level;
  • the coordinator of a national event organised in the framework of a European event in the field of sport.


How are applications selected: 

All project proposals are assessed on the basis of the eligibility, exclusion, selection and award criteria described in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

For information on how applications are selected please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Quality assessments are carried out with the support of external evaluators. For more information on the quality review, 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.

If need be, successful applicants may be contacted to provide supporting documents or clarifications.

A grant decision detailing all conditions with regard to the awarded grant will then be signed.



Sport – not-for-profit European Sport events is managed by the EACEA in Brussels.

If you do not find what you are looking for in the Programme Guide or on our website, please contact us at the following email address mentioning the action concerned (Sport not-for-profit European sport events)

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