Call for proposals 2017 - Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees EAC/S16/2017 Closed!


In the continuation of the 2016 call for proposals on "promoting HEPA policy measures and actions for refugees", the current project aims at supporting local sport projects focused on the integration of refugees. Approximately 20 projects would be selected. These projects should involve local sport organisations and take into account gender equality, in particular by involving
women refugees in sport activities.

An important dimension of this project will be the involvement of local sport clubs in the integration of refugees, leveraging local expertise existing in EU Members States.

A main objective of this action is to identify and support good practices in the EU; it is also to promote the development of methods to assess the impact in a systematic and replicable manner. Efforts relating to integration of refugee s through sport should be available in a networking platform


Eligible activities must have a proven gender balance methodology and include a balanced participation of men and women in any proposed activity. A non-exhaustive list of the main activities eligible under this call for proposals is listed below:

  • sport activities aimed at promoting participation of refugees, organised with a gender balance approach, and involving local populations;
  • development, identification, promotion and sharing of activities and good practices about participation of refugees, into sport activities with the clear aim at their integration into host societies;
  • awareness-raising activities on the practical and proved added value of sport in relation to the integration of refugees into societies, taking due account of gender equality;
  • preparation, development and implementation of educational and training modules and tools;
  • dissemination actions in the field of sport;
  • networking of projects in the field of sport;

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 August 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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