Capacity building in the field of sport


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Capacity building in the field of sport


The action will aim at:

  • raising the capacity of grassroots sport organisations;
  • encouraging the practice of sport and physical activity in Third countries not associated to the Programme;
  • promoting social inclusion through sport;
  • promoting positive values through sport (such as fair play, tolerance, team spirit);
  • fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.

Detailed Call Description

Capacity-building projects aim to support sport activities and policies in Third countries not associated to the Programme as a vehicle to promote values as well as an educational tool to promote the personal and social development of individuals and build more cohesive communities.

Proposals should focus on certain thematic areas defined at programming stage. Examples of particularly relevant areas are:

  •  promotion of common values, non-discrimination and gender equality through sport;
  • development of skills (though sport) needed to improve the social involvement of disadvantaged groups (e.g. independence, leadership etc.).
  • integration of migrants;
  • post-conflict reconciliation;

Call Total Budget


Thematic Categories

  • Sports
  • Youth

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Youth

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Any organisation, public or private, working with or for young people working with or for young people outside formal settings established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or a third country not associated to the Programme.
Such organisations can, for example, be:

  • a public body in charge of sport at local, regional or national level;
  • a sport organisation at local, regional, national, European or international level;
  • a National Olympic Committee or National Sport confederation;
  • an organisation representing the ‘sport for all’ movement;
  • an organisation active in the field of physical activity promotion;
  • an organisation representing the active leisure sector.


Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 402 644

(Publish Date: 25/01/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency: