On 20 October, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission released the selection results of the Erasmus+ Sport call. This will be the last edition of the Erasmus+ Programme within the current Budget Framework, as the next MFF will entail a new format and a different allocation of resources from 2021 onwards.
The programme was extremely popular this year as the following overview shows:
· 1142 applications were received this year, representing a record increase of 50% in comparison to the 2019 call;
· 315 projects were selected (compared with 260 last year) and will thus receive funding from the Commission. Out of these there were:
- 121 projects under Collaborative partnerships action
- 180 projects under Small Collaborative partnerships action
- 14 projects under Not-for-profit European Sport Events action
Considering the high increase of applications, the EOC EU Office would like to warmly congratulate the 14 partners of the Office, which will be involved in the Erasmus+ projects starting in 2021. Two of them will lead Collaborative partnerships, namely ENGSO with its EQUIP project promoting equality, as well as the Lithuanian NOC’s project addressing the empowerment of women in sport. Overall, 18 European NOCs and 5 European sport federations will take part in different projects including European Handball Federation, European Athletics and European Volleyball Confederation. As every year a detailed analysis of the results will be made by the EOC EU Office in the upcoming weeks.
For the next rounds of applications, the EACEA has already announced that it will only begin publishing the new calls for proposals once the negotiations between the Commission, the Council and the Parliament for the new 2021-2027 framework are completed.
The EOC EU Office congratulates all successful applicants and wishes them all the best for the implementation of their projects.