Call for proposals 2019 - Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees EAC/S20/2019 Closed!


In the continuation of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 calls for proposals, the current preparatory action aims at supporting sport projects focused on the integration of refugees. Approximately 10 projects would be selected.

Through concrete actions aiming at integrating refugees through sport, which will constitute the main share of funded projects, and and additional action aiming at building networks and disseminating good practices in the EU, the expected outcomes of this preparatory action will include:

  • Promoting the direct engagement of refugees and host communities;
  • Promoting a Europe-wide approach, increasing the potential for host communities to successfully engage and integrate refugees through sport.
  • Developing the links between organisations promoting the integration of refugees through sport at EU level.
  • Creating a platform of projects aiming at promoting sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees


The activities must be enshrined within the framework of European common values and respect these essential principles and more particularly non-discrimination, tolerance and gender equality.

A non-exhaustive list of the main activities eligible under this call for proposals is listed below:

Lot 1

  • Sport activities aimed at promoting participation of refugees into EU societies
  • Preparation and training of sport coaches and staff who will work on integration and social inclusion of refugees through sport
  • Development, of activities and identification of good practices about participation of refugees into sport activities aimed at their integration into host societies.

Lot 2

  • Creation of a European Network in order to valorise the outcome of the projects slected under Lot 1 and to maintain links between those projects, with the aim of selecting and spreading good practices.
  • Design and development of networks at EU level amongst organisations engaged into the integration of refugees through sport.
  • Organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences aimed at making accessible information, expertise and cooperation opportunities relating to integration of refugees into EU societies through sport.

European community funding

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

  • 2,90 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 July 2019 - 2 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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