Second edition of the innovative sport event EUSportLab

The second edition of the innovative international networking event gathering professionals working in the Sport Sector was implemented in Milan in the period 09-10 of December 2022.

The initiative aims at establishing new collaborations, improve the quality of already development projects and design new sport projects in the framework of the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Union.

The EUSportLab took place in a historical sport building in Milan – Palazzina Appiani – built as the entrance hall of the arena at the beginning of the 19th century with original function to be the official gallery and guest residence to host Napoleon’s family during his public appearances.

Having common vision of responding to the actual community needs in the European Union, offer concrete solutions with sustainable impact, 35 organizations from 23 countries worked together to leverage the experience, competence and professionalism of participating NGOs, sharing their knowledge and aspiring to have a real, concrete and lasting impact in their communities.

During the two days of activity, the partners dedicated their time in order to work on sustainability of ideas and initiatives and designing the new Cooperation Partnerships in the field of sport, with the perspective of the open call to present applications on 22 of March 2023.

The Sport chapter of the Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027) aims to support projects focusing on grassroots sport and supporting the European dimension of sport. This funding is available to public or private structures with sport-related activities.

In 2023, there is a new opportunity for the sports sector – supporting the learning mobility of sport organization’s staff. The participating organizations should actively promote inclusion and diversity, environmental sustainability, digital education and active participation through their activities. The general objective of this action is to give the opportunity to the staff of sport organizations, primarily in grassroots sports, to improve their competences, qualifications and acquire new skills through learning mobility by spending a period of time abroad, thus contributing to the capacity-building and development of sport organisations.

The application for the new measure is available in the National Erasmus+ agencies and can include: Job shadowing and observation periods (2-14 days) and/or Coaching or training assignments (15-60 days).

At the end of the event the participants had also the opportunity of discovering  “HealthyLifestyle4All” the European Commission’s two-year campaign that aims to link sport and active lifestyles with health, food and other policies.


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