Monitoring and coaching, through sports, of youngsters at risk of radicalisation
Launched by the European Commission, the call EAC/S06/2020 aims at supporting sport-related projects organised by sport organisations and federations cooperating with public authorities (including municipalities), local actors and civil society that focus on the prevention of radicalisation, in particular in helping youngsters at risk of exclusion and of radicalisation to better integrate in the society in which they are leaving.
It will focus on the practise of sport and physical activity as a tool to promote a better inclusion to a group or in the society as a whole. A particular focus will be put on areas facing social problems.
The gender equality dimension will be taken into account.
This preparatory action will involve sport organisation and/or federations that, in cooperation with local authorities and organisations working on the fight against radicalisation, will offer tools and appropriate activities and coaching in order to prevent the radicalisation processes.
– Access to sport and physical activity of populations at risk of exclusion and radicalisation;
– Training of coaches and staff working on integration through sport;
– Development of networks and partnerships at EU level;
– Better integration into EU societies amongst people at risk of radicalisation, in particular youngsters.
Must be led by sport organisations, in particular umbrella sport organisations, such as European sport federations.
They must involve national, regional or local members of these sport organisations.
Approximately 7 projects will be selected.
Who can apply
Projects must be presented by public or private organisations with legal personality that have their registered legal office in one of the EU Member States and that are mainly active in the sport field and that regularly organise sport activities and competitions.
For British applicants
Please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement1 on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a Member State of the European Union are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in the United Kingdom. UK residents and entities are therefore eligible to participate under this call.
Proposed activities may include:
– Development of sport and physical activities for people at risk of radicalisation;
– Design and development of networks at EU level amongst organisations engaged into the prevention, through sports, of marginalisation and radicalisation;
– Organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences aimed at spreading the information, expertise and cooperation opportunities relating to the prevention of marginalisation and radicalisation through sport.
– Development, identification, promotion and sharing of activities and good practices, at EU level, about monitoring and coaching, through sports, of people at risk of radicalisation.
They must take place in at least 5 different EU Members States.
The duration of the activities will be of a minimum of 24 months and of a maximum of 36 months.
Activities may not start before 1st January 2021 and be completed by 31st December 2023.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at 900.000 EUR.
The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80% of eligible costs.
Grants will be of a minimum of 100.000 EUR and of a maximum of 200.000 EUR per project.
The Commission expects to fund approximately 74proposals.
Deadline: 22 June 2020, 12:00 Brussels time.
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