EU Funding Programs
With the White Paper on Sport, the European Commission has paved the way for wide discussion on the social and political role of sport in European societies. From the sports movement’s perspective, the acknowledgement of the vital role of sport with regard to health policy, social inclusion and education is crucial for the funding of sport related projects at both a national and a European level.
Due to the lack of a legal basis for sport, no special funding programme for sport projects has been developed by the European institutions until now. Nevertheless, as sport is a transversal tool which is used to promote healthy lifestyles, social integration, regional development, etc, sport related projects can get financial support through various European programmes.