Not-for-profit European sport events


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Not-for-profit European sport events


The present call falls under KA2 of the Erasmus+ Programme.

This Action aims to support the organisation of sport events with a European dimension in the following fields:

  • Volunteering in sport;
  • Social inclusion through sport;
  • Fight against discrimination in sport, including gender equality;
  •  Encouraging the participation in sport and physical activity including

Detailed Call Description

The encouragement of the participation in sport and physical activity including
a) the implementation of the Council Recommendation on health-enhancing physical activity, the EU Physical Activity Guidelines and the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle
b) the support to the implementation of the European Weeks of Sport c) the promotion of sport and physical activity as a tool for health
d) the promotion of all activities encouraging the practice of sport and physical activity including traditional sport and games and intergenerational sport.

The project can also focus on the remaining objectives but the main objective must be clearly identifiable and prevailing in the proposal.

It provides financial support for the organization of one European-wide sport event in one EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or for the organisation of European local events in several EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.

(further details in the programme guide)

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

For the European-local event (Type I): €200,000
For the European-local event (Type II): €300,000
For the European-wide event: €450,000

Thematic Categories

  • Sports
  • Tourism

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Any public or private organisation, with its affiliated entities (if any), active in the field of sport, established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme. For example, such organisation can 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;
  • an organisation active in the field of education, training or youth

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: