Erasmus+ The Sport Chapter



By Gerry O Sullivan

Posted: 7 February, 2018

A sum of €45.5m will be available in 2018 under the Erasmus+ Sports Programme.  The deadline for the submission of applications is 5 April 2018.  This is the 5th year of the initiative and to date some €125m has been allocated to projects all over Europe.

The Sports initiative supports three main activities:

  1. Collaborative Partnerships
  2. Small Collaborative Partnerships
  3. Not-for-profit European sport events

An info day event in Brussels spelt out some of the key factors in making a successful applications:

  • Proposals should be coherent
  • Proposals should be simple
  • Proposals should be evidence-based
  • Proposals should be clear
  • Proposals should be rigorous
  • Proposals should be explicit
  • Proposals should use the eform

In a change from past requirements, mandate letters will no longer be needed for partners in the Small Collaborative Partnerships.

Irish involvement in projects funded in 2017 include:

  • The European Supporters Alliance in Cork is leading a “Project for a Liaison-based Integrated Approach to Improving Supporter Engagement” with funding of the order of €246,761.

Other organisations involved as Partners:

  • University of Limerick
  • Dublin City University
  • University College Cork
  • Mary Immaculate College Limerick
  • Institute of Technology Tralee
  • Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland
  • Sport Ireland
  • Ireland Active Leisure Management Company
  • The Irish Surfing Association
  • Irupa Events Ltd.
  • The European Network of Academic Sports Services
  • Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club

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