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Published:  26 Jul 2023

2023 call for pilot projects and preparatory actions now open

Pilot projects and preparatory actions are funding schemes designed to test the feasibility of new initiatives and programmes. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2023.

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The 2023 call for applications is now open and encourages initiatives under two categories.

Sport for People and Planet – a new approach on sustainability through sport in Europe

This category encourages the use of sport to raise awareness and inspire behaviour change to enable and accelerate the environmental transformation.

It also aims to increase the active participation of EU citizens in sustainable measures through the power of sport, its major events and its leading role models.

'Sport Supports' - emergency sport actions for youth

This category aims to create sport emergency programmes in a context of humanitarian crisis and to help overcoming traumas, adapting to new environments and creating bonds with the hosting communities.

It also aims to support children and youth and their integration into host communities and labour markets.

Apply now

Selected projects will share total budget of €3.5 million.

The closing date to submit your application is 17 October 2023.

Published:  26 Jul 2023