Erasmus+ Sport Infoday – 11 February 2015 in Brussels

Registration is now open for the Erasmus+ Sport Infoday, which will be organised by the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on 11 February 2015 in Brussels .

The aim of this event is to explain the funding opportunities available under the Erasmus+: Sport Call in the following types of actions:

  • Collaborative partnerships;
  • Not-For-Profit European Sport Events; and
  • Sport.

Speakers will give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and provide support with the financial aspects of funding.

Participation in the Infoday will be restricted to a maximum of two individuals per organisation and those who will not be able to attend in person can follow the proceedings online via a web stream.

See event websitem with draft agenda

Registration form


ELOs and Sponsors

Sneak Preview of the 2014 Erasmus+ Work Programme

The External Projects Team has access to a draft work programme for the new Erasmus+ Project. This is European funding for education, vocational education and young people.
The official document is expected to come out in January 2014, with call deadline dates shortly after. Reading the draft programme can give staff the opportunity to get ahead of the game and start planning partnerships.
The programme covers one year of funding. It gives an overview of the Erasmus+ programme, particularly the specific objectives in education and training, youth and sport as well as in:
•    Key action 1 (learning mobility of individuals)
•    Key action 2 (co-operation for innovation and the exchange of good practices)
•    Key action 3 (support for policy reform)
•    Jean Monnet activities
•    Sport

The draft work programme gives an overview of the funding allocations for 2014-2020 as well as a detailed budget for the 2014 calls.

The draft work programme also lists the topics of the specific activities, outlining an overview of the topic, the expected results, eligible applicants, award criteria and budget distribution per sector for 2014.

This is a confidential document, so we are not able to publish it on our website, however staff who are interested can email us on:


Call for Tenders: Study on Doping Prevention

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Youth and Sport Directorate, has published a call for tenders for a study on doping prevention.
The study has the following objectives:
  • to map, describe and analyse existing approaches to doping prevention in recreational sports, the extent that theory and practice can be ascertained from literature and to show how findings differ from one EU Member State to another;
  • to map, describe and analyse the extent to which national anti-doping organisations (NADOs) are involved in doping prevention in recreational sports, highlighting the links (or absence of links) between NADOs and other organisations involved in prevention work;
  • to map, describe and analyse the differences between Member States’ legal, administrative and political arrangements governing the fight against doping (including the status, role and autonomy of sports organisations and the presence or absence of anti-doping laws) and efforts currently undertaken to promote doping prevention in recreational sports;
  • to put forward proposals and recommendations regarding doping prevention in recreational sports, how these could usefully be promoted via initiatives taken at EU level, bearing in mind the distribution of powers, roles and resources between the EU, Member States, the sport movement and other potentially relevant actors.

Deadline: 27 September 2013

International Olympic Committee, Switzerland


PhD students research grants

The International Olympic Committee invites proposals for its PhD students research grants. These encourage PhD students to undertake doctoral research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on the Olympic phenomenon, and facilitate access to IOC historical archives, library collections and image archives.

Potential subjects include anthropology, arts, communications, economics and management, history, law linguistics, pedagogy, philosophy, political sciences, sociology, sport sciences and urban, cultural, religious or literature studies, with a focus on Olympism, Olympic sports or the Olympic Games.

All current postgraduate students enrolled on a PhD degree programme may apply. Applicants must be fluent in French or English.

Funding is worth up to CHF8,000.

Closing date 27 Sep 13

For further information go to:



Sport Based European Funding

Before the Erasmus for All Sports funding starts in 2014, it seems the European Commission wants to run  test projects. This is open for bids until 19 July.

Funding body: European Commission
Scheme: 2013 Preparatory Action: European Partnership on Sports
Overview: This call for proposals will support transnational projects put forward by public bodies or not-for-profit organisations in order to identify and test suitable networks and good practices in the field of sport, in three following areas:
(1) Strengthening of good governance and dual careers in sport through support for the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations.
(2) Protecting athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.
(3) Promoting traditional European sports and games.
Projects must include at least five member states.
They expect to fund around 15 projects
Deadlines: 19 July 2013
Costs: The EU covers 80% of all eligible costs. There is no minimum or maximum amount to apply for, but projects are likely to be over €400,000

This type of project takes a large amount of work to develop. If there is not already a project idea and some partners in place, the team wouldn’t recommend applying for this round of funding. However, it is possible to identify organisations submitting bids with a view to being a project partner. A similar grant should be available in 2014 so this could provide the starting point to developing a bid for 2014.