The European Commission (EC) has launched the “Sport for People and Planet” – a new approach on sustainability through sport in Europe under the Pilot Projects and Preparation Actions (PPPA) Programme.
- The action should focus on examples of inspirational behaviour and practices at grassroots level that can be multiplied and on methods to engage citizens and sport stakeholders in communities to co-create and cooperate on sustainable sport practices. The objectives of the proposed project are to:
- raise awareness, inspire behaviour, and lead the thinking in European society on how sport can enable and accelerate social and environmental transformation;
- engage EU citizens to actively participate in sustainable measures using the communicative power of sport, its major events and leading role models.
- Actions supported under this project will contribute to the implementation of the New European Bauhaus initiative.
- The estimated available call budget is EUR 1 428 465.
- Duration: Projects should normally range between 12 and 18 months.
The expected results include:
- collecting and sharing knowledge on new behavioural approaches needed to make the sport sector more environmentally sustainable;
- develop approaches and toolkit to be used by sport organisations to become influential leaders in environmental transformation;
- investigate new approaches allowing sport to become a model of sustainability especially for European young generation;
- present and implement socially and environmentally sustainable solutions for sport events.
- In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established (have a registered legal office) in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- be an organisation active in the field of sport (such as a sport federation or club), with legal personality (public or private body).
- Specific cases
- Natural persons — Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person).
- International organisations — International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
- Entities without legal personality — Entities which do not have legal personality under their national law may exceptionally participate, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guarantees for the protection of the EU financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons.
- EU bodies — EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission Joint Research Centre) cannot be part of the consortium.
For more information, visit European Commission (EC).