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    Erasmus+Sport: Small Collaborative Partnerships

    Small Collaborative Partnerships allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although in a way that is proportional to the aim and scope of the project. Small Collaborative partnerships involve various organisations including in particular public authorities at local, regional and national levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies.

    Small Collaborative Partnerships particular aim at ensuring the continuity of Preparatory actions 2013 and are, in particular, projects aimed to:
    – encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
    – promote European traditional sports and games;
    – support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations; 
    – protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions;
    – promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development.

    Small Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of transnational networks in the field of sport. They should include at least one local or regional sport club.

    Supported activities
    – networking among stakeholders;
    – promotion, identification and sharing of good practices;
    – preparation, development and implementation of educational and training modules and tools;
    – awareness-raising activities on the added value of sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals;
    – conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness-raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.

    Small Collaborative Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries.


    Who can take part
    Small Collaborative Partnerships are open to any type of public institutions or organisations  with its affiliated entities (if any) active in the field of sport and physical activity established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level; National Olympic Committee or National Sport confederation; sport organisation at local, regional, national level; national sports league; sport club; organisation or union representing athletes; organisation active in the field of physical activity promotion; organisation representing the active leisure sector).

    A Small Collaborative Partnership should be composed of:
    – applicant/coordinator: organisation that submits the project proposal on behalf of all the partners.
    – partners: organisations that contribute actively to the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the Small Collaborative Partnership.

    A Small Collaborative Partnership is a transnational action, which involves at least three organisations from three different Programme Countries. 
    There is no maximum number of partners. However, the budget for project management and implementation is capped (and equivalent to 5 partners). 


    Who can apply
    Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.

    The activities must take place in the countries (one or more) of the organisations involved in the Small Collaborative Partnership.

    Duration of the project
    From 12 to 24 months. The duration must be chosen at the application stage (12, 18 or 24 months), based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities foreseen over time.

    The maximum grant awarded is 60.000 EUR with a maximum of 80% financing of the total eligible costs.

    Applications should be submitted to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency by 21 April 2020, 17:00 Brussels time, for projects starting on 1 January of the following year.
    Individuals seeking to apply should contact their organisation, institution, or educational establishment.


    For further support please check the Erasmus+ programme or contact the national agency in your country.


    Find out more here.