Erasmus+: Sport Infoday, 31 January 2017, Brussels
Around 500 representatives from sport and sport-related organisations gathered on 31 January 2017 in Brussels to receive information about sport funding opportunities at the fourth Erasmus+: Sport Infoday.
Organised by the European Commission in co-operation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Agency (EACEA), the event was packed full with practical advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and it also gave support on the financial aspects of funding.
The major changes compared to last years include the adaptation in priorities, more focus on grassroots sports organisations and simplification of grants with the introduction of unit costs. Compared to pervious years, the new priority is to promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development. The small collaborative partnership projects will face less administrative burden with simplified documentation and no verification of financial capacities. More than that, different budget categories were set up which applicants can choose from (e.g. project management, transnational project meetings, etc.).
Commissioner responsible for sport Tibor Navracsics highlighted the importance of making the link between EU policies and the founded projects by saying “Your role is crucial. It is thanks to your projects that we can translate our policy priority into reality on the ground.”
If you did not have the chance to participate, all presentations and videos are available on the EACEA website, where you can also sign up for a partner search tool.
Erasmus+ Sport: Project Coordinators’ Meeting, 1 February 2017, Brussels
On the following day, the Project Coordinators’ Meeting was organised exclusively for organisations who have been granted with EU funding from the 2016 Call for Proposals, such as ENGSO for its project called “ASPIRE - Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe”.
The event provided beneficiaries with guidance on project management, financial issues, audit, and dissemination obligations.
Presentation are available on EACEA website