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Exchanges and mobility in sport

Call for  Proposal  Exchanges and mobility in sport

Deadline: 26/07/2018 (12 noon CET)

This call for proposals serves to implement the Preparatory action "Exchanges and mobility in sport" in accordance with the Commission Decision C (2018) 1602/1 of 21 March 2018 on the adoption of the 2018 annual work program for the implementation of pilot projects and preparatory actions in the area of education, sport and culture.

Sport is a powerful tool for bringing people together, reaching them at international, national, regional and local levels, and developing people-to-people contacts. Cooperation, partnerships and exchanges at the grassroots level inside the EU as well as with non-EU countries can contribute to the development of new skills and positively influence societal changes. Moreover, sport organizations at all levels are by nature open to international cooperation.

The expected outcomes include:

  •   Regular exchange scheme for sport staff  

  •   Establishment of European networks of coaches and sport staff.

The specific objective of this action is to support learning mobility and exchanges while promoting the international dimension of sport. The latter aspect should be developed in the form of cooperation between at least 3 organizations established in 3 different EU Member States (the applicant organization and 2 other organizations established in different EU Member States) and at at least one organization established in a non-EU country in one of the following regions: the Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership, Latin America and Asia.


The action will consequently be implemented through 4 different lots:  

  1. Cooperation with the Western Balkans

  2. Cooperation with the Eastern Partnership

  3. Cooperation with Latin America

  4. Cooperation with Asia


  • Be a public or private organization with legal personality, active in the sport and physical activity field and organizing sport and physical activities.

  •   Have their registered legal office in one of the 28 EU Member States.

Examples (non-exhaustive list):

  • Non-profit organization (private or public), 

  • Public authorities (national, regional, local),

  • International organizations, 

  • Sport clubs, 

  • Universities,

  • Educational institutions, 

  • Companies.

Natural persons are not eligible to apply for any grant under this call.

Implementation period  

  • Activities may not start before 01 January 2019, or later than 31 March 2019

  •   Activities are to be completed by 31 December 2020.

  The minimum duration of projects is 6 months.

Applications for projects scheduled to run for a shorter or longer period than that specified in this call for proposals will not be accepted.

Budget available

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 1,200,000 EUR.

The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80% of eligible costs. The appropriations for the subsequent years will be confirmed at a later stage.

It is envisaged that approximately 5 projects will be financed (at least one per lot).

The maximum amount per individual grant will be 240.000 EUR.

The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

Ependysis Business Consultants can prepare you in the submission of the investment file, as well as to help you arrange the partners of the project.

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