News from the European Commission

August 2021

Call for Tenders: ‘Support to the Development of Harmonised Sport Statistics in the EU’

The general objective of this tender is to support evidence-based policy-making at the national and EU level by harmonizing existing methodologies and definitions on sport statistics. The results of these activities will also feed into the follow-up work of the Expert Groups on Economic Dimension and on Sport Statistics. This could open the way towards a possible future European Sport Satellite Account.

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June 2021

EU Work Plan for Sport: second Expert Group meetings scheduled

With the participation of representatives of EU Member States and sport stakeholders, the second meeting of the European Commission’s Expert Group “Recovery and Sustainability of the Sport Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic” took place on 14 June. Two deliverables will be published: a document presenting recommendations for the recovery of the sport sector and a document on the inclusion of sport and physical activity in policy processes.

EU Sport Forum 2021

On 8-9 June 2021, the European Commission organized the annual EU Sport Forum headed “Towards a healthier, resilient and sustainable European sport”. This online event was officially opened by Commissioner Gabriel and focused on the main challenges and priorities for European sport: sustainability, health, and inclusion through sport. Moreover, Commissioner Gabriel officially announces the HelathyLifestyle4All initiative.

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May 2021

Preparatory Actions & Pilot Project calls

Three calls for Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions in the field of sport launched on 4th May 2021. They aim to introduce new initiatives that might turn into standing EU funding programmes on three subjects: building capacity to better fight doping in sport in Europe, sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees, and on grassroots sport programmes and infrastructure innovation.

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April 2021

Erasmus + Call pusblished and open

The new call for Sport action was published by the European Commission. With a deadline the 20th of May, coming month will be focused of organising S&C work for the coming years, keeping in mind our core topic : promotion of physical activity, gender equality, sustainable development more information

Mapping of innovative practices in the EU to promote sport outside of traditional structures

A new study sets out to map innovative approaches to sports’ promotion outside of traditional structures such as clubs and teams. More information

Position paper on the mainstreaming of sport in the recovery mechanisms and cohesion policy funds

In the framework of the SHARE Initiative, S&C signed the document including sport-related proposed amendments to be adopted in the legislative procedures for different EU Funds. More information

March 2021

Sport Info Day 2021

The aim of the event is to inform potential applicants about the political context, future programme, simplification and funding opportunities in 2021. Speakers will discuss policy and will give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and on the financial aspects of funding.

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Erasmus+ 2021 call

Launched of the call for proposals for projects starting in 2022 (the application deadline is May 20, 2021)

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Publication of the new 2021 Erasmus+ Programme Guide

The document provides an overview of the possibilities for projects to be funded by the European Union within the Erasmus+ programme

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February 2021

Partnership between UEFA and the European Commission

The partnership, established in 2014, is extended until the end of 2021.

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Erasmus + Coordinator’s meeting

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised the online «Project Coordinators’ Meeting« on 09/02/2021 to inform beneficiaries on the administrative procedures, guidance on project management and financial issues.

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January 2021

Launch of the New European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural project, aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment in order to help deliver the European Green Deal. The core values of the New European Bauhaus are thus sustainability, aesthetics and inclusiveness.

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Mariya Gabriel meets with Andreas Zagklis, Secretary General of the FIBA

The discussion was mainly focussed on the importance of bringing more #girls to basketball and the role of #basketball in the European Model of Sport
#Sport is a unique part of European #heritage, promoting autonomy, openness, & solidarity.

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