The European Commission and European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) hosted the first in-person Erasmus+ Sport Info Day on 30 January 2023 since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The info Day aims to inform potential applicants about the political context and funding opportunities of the Erasmus+ programme and offers the chance to network and initiate the contact with potential project partners.
Photo: ENGSO Policy and Coordination officer Elisabeth Strobach and ENGSO Youth Projects Officer Nadica Jovanovik at the 2023 edition of the Erasmus+ Sport Info Day.
After the welcoming words by Mr Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Erasmus Mundus & Sport Unit at EACEA and by Ms Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth and Ms Tiziana Beghin, Member of the European Parliament which all highlighted the tremendous potential of Erasmus+ for sport the plenary sessions kicked off informing about the Erasmus+ programme and the key learnings from the first calls under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.but also provided the audience with successful examples of innovative practices funded by the Erasmus+ programme.
The afternoon offered three parallel sessions depending on the experience and interest of the audience. For first-time participants the “How to apply?”-workshoü went more into depth on how to find centralised calls on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal and the registration and submission process, whereas the “How to present your proposal?” workshop presented the application templates and gave tips on the lump sum funding mechanism as well as the selection process. The third parallel session focused on the Capacity Building call that was newly introduced in 2022.
The Info Day was closed with a session on further funding opportunities like the Regional Development Funds and the new decentralised call within the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 for Mobility of Sport Staff. This action allows sport staff of sport organisations primarily in grassroots sports to improve competencies and acquire new skills through learning mobility by spending a period of time abroad Additionally, a new call within the Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions will open in 2023. “Sport Supports” aims to create emergency support in the context of humanitarian crisis. The proposed budget amounts to EUR 2 mio for emergency support actions for youth.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 22.03.2023 for Cooperation partnerships, small-scale partnerships, capacity building in the field of sport and not-for-profit European Sport Events.
The deadline for the mobility action is 23.02.2023 and handled by the National Agencies.
The recordings of the sessions can be found here:
Parallel Session 1
Parallel Session 2
Parallel Session 3
The slides of the different sessions are available on the event page:
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