European Commission Call for Proposals: Monitoring and Coaching, Through Sports, of Youngsters at Risk of Radicalization

Deadline: 23 July 2019

European Commission has announced a call for proposal on “Monitoring and Coaching, Through Sports, of Youngsters at Risk of Radicalization” which focuses on the practice of sport and physical activity as a tool to promote a better integration of populations at risk of exclusion in the society in which they are leaving.

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Sport can play a role in dealing with the challenge of making people better integrated in society and may therefore contribute to enhance values such as tolerance, integration and intercultural dialogue.


  • This action aims at supporting sport-related projects organised by sport organisations and federations cooperating with public authorities (including municipalities), local actors and civil society. The gender equality dimension will be taken into account.
  • This preparatory action will involve sport organisation and/or federations that, in cooperation with local authorities and organisations working on the fight against radicalisation, will offer tools and appropriate activities and coaching in order to prevent the radicalisation processes.

Expected Outcomes

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The expected outcomes include:

  • The access to sport and physical activity of populations at risk of exclusion and radicalisation.
  • The training of coaches and staff working on integration through sport.
  • The development of networks and partnerships at EU level.
  • A better integration into EU societies amongst people at risk of radicalisation, in particular youngsters.

The proposed projects must be led by sport organisations, in particular umbrella sport organisations, such as European sport federations. They must involve national, regional or local members of these sport organisations. Approximately 7 projects will be selected.

Funding Information

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  • The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at 1.900.000 EUR.
  • The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80% of eligible costs.
  • Grants will be of a minimum of 150.000 EUR per project. Grants will be of a maximum of 350.000 EUR per project.
  • The Commission expects to fund approximately 7 proposals.
  • The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible, projects must be presented by applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • be a public or private organisation with legal personality who is mainly active in the sport field and that regularly organise sport activities and competitions;
  • have their registered legal office in one of the EU Member States.

Natural persons are not eligible to apply for a grant under this call.

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For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, applicants will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article of the grant agreement.

Eligible Activities

  • The proposed activities must take place in at least 5 different EU Members States.
  • A non-exhaustive list of the main activities eligible under this call for proposals is listed below:
    • Development of sport and physical activities for people at risk of radicalisation;
    • Design and development of networks at EU level amongst organisations engaged into the prevention, through sports, of marginalisation and radicalisation;
    • Organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences aimed at spreading the information, expertise and cooperation opportunities relating to the prevention of marginalisation and radicalisation through sport.
    • Development, identification, promotion and sharing of activities and good practices, at EU level, about monitoring and coaching, through sports, of people at risk of radicalisation.
  • Activities must take place in the EU-Member States. The duration of the activities will be of a minimum of 24 months and of a maximum of 36 months.
  • Implementation period:
    • Activities may not start before 01-01-2020
    • Activities are to be completed by 31-12-2022 at the latest.
  • Applications for projects scheduled to run for a shorter or longer period than that specified in this call for proposals will not be accepted.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

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    I will be glad and appreciate it if we will also be given this opportunity to help raise talents in Ghana

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