[Call for proposals] Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees

Deadline for application: 1 June 2020 (Read full call here)

The potential of sport as a tool for social inclusion has now been well documented. Consequently the opportunities that sport projects provide to support social inclusion of refugees in host communities are more and more exploited in many EU Member States. As sport is one of the tools that might be used for the successful integration of refugees, local sport projects in particular may have an increasing role in trying to facilitate refugees’ integration into new communities. Across the European Union, at Member States’ level or within European Union programmes, a wide range of initiatives have been taken and innovative projects are already being implemented.

In the continuation of the 2016 call for proposals on “Promoting HEPA policy measures and actions for refugees”, and of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 call for proposals “Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees”, the current preparatory action aims at supporting sport projects focused on the integration of refugees.

Through concrete actions aiming at integrating refugees through sport, the expected outcomes of this preparatory action will include:

 Promoting the direct engagement of refugees and host communities;

 Promoting a Europe-wide approach, increasing the potential for host communities to successfully engage and integrate refugees through sport.

The expected outputs would be the following:

 Organise sport activities for refugees

 Promote the practice of sport and physical activity by refugees

 Promote the cooperation of refugees and host communities in the organisation of sport activities.

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