Preparatory Action – Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

EU Preparatory Actions

Programme Description

The main objective of Preparatory Actions is to prepare future EU actions in various priority policy fields.

Programme Details

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Preparatory Action – Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees


This Call promotes the use of Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees. The specific objective of this action is to promote the direct engagement of refugees and host communities within the EU and to promote a Europe-wide approach, increasing the potential for European host communities to successfully engage and integrate refugees through sport.

Detailed Call Description

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.

The main activities eligible under this call for proposals are listed below:

  • 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.


The term “refugee” indicates people having formal refugee status in an EU Member State as well as people who have officially applied for refugee status in the EU and whose applications have not yet been processed. People with a migration background who are not “refugees” are excluded from the scope of this call for proposals.


The implementation of the preparatory action will take due regard to complementarity with the EU Erasmus+ Sport programme, with the actions eligible under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), as well as with those currently funded under the pilot project ‘promoting health-enhancing physical activity across Europe.’


The budget for each project is expected to be around € 200,000.

Call Total Budget


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


Thematic Categories

  • Social Affairs & Human Rights
  • Sports

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Disabled Persons
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

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Call Closing Date


EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA):

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