Two days fully dedicated to the Erasmus+ “InfoDay” have just ended and L’ORMA was present to collect information to share with organizations and individuals interested in writing projects in the field of Erasmus+ Sport. Held online by the European Commission and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on 31 January 2022 and 1 February 2022, the info session was a great success! With the aim to inform potential applicants about the political context, programme, simplification, and funding opportunities in 2022.
ConnexMe application has been used as a tool of networking between the participants, giving everyone the chance to get in touch with potential partners during both days.
But what is Erasmus+ Sport and how does it fit within the structure of the ERASMUS+ Program?
The structure of the Erasmus + programme has 3 key actions – Jean Monnet Actions – depending on the scope of the projects: dedicated to the mobility of individuals for action 1, cooperation among organisations and institutions under key action 2, and policy development under action 3.
These two days’ discussion was dedicated to Key action 2 in the field of Sport.
The 4 actions under the Erasmus+ Sport calls under KA2 are the following: Cooperation partnerships, Small-scale Cooperation Partnerships, Not-for-profit European Sport Events, whose application deadline is 23 March 2022 at 5 PM – Bruxelles time.
The news of this year is the extension of the spheres of action of the program also to Capacity Building Sport as 4th action, whose deadline is set at the 7th of April at 5 PM – Bruxelles Time, with the aim of involving in the projects Third countries not associated to the Program, specifically from the Western Balkans (Region 1), namely Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosovo6; Montenegro.
During the first day, there was a focus on Erasmus+ Sport objectives and structure, followed by an in-depth analysis on Program Priorities, here below:
- Encouraging healthy lifestyle for all
- Promoting integrity and values in sport
- Promoting education in and through sport
- Combating violence and tackling racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport
The second day was then opened with the welcoming words of Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Erasmus Mundus & Sport Unit – EACEA, followed by Guillaume Arduin, Permanent Representation of France to the EU.
Important elements of discussion in these sessions were concerning the submission procedure technical details, the Funding mechanism – work packages and most frequent mistakes – and finally, a focus on the Evaluation process in detail.
If you want to submit a project, some valuable tips to have it approved and funded, are to choose the right action, choose the right lump sum, meet the eligibility criteria, start early and read the guide!
With this overview of Erasmus+ Sport, we hope that you feel ready for the upcoming deadlines! If you need additional information on the projects, make sure to consult the Erasmus+ 2022 Program Guide, and if you are interested in creating a partnership with us, please dedicate 1 minute to fill in this form!