Sport small collaborative partnerships


 Small Collaborative Partnerships will allow organisations to:

  • develop and reinforce networks;
  • increase their capacity to operate at transnational level;
  • exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity.

Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although in a way that is proportional to the aim and scope of the project. Small Collaborative partnerships  involve various organisations including in particular public authorities at local, regional and national levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Small Collaborative Partnerships will in particular aim at ensuring the continuity of Preparatory actions 2013 and are, in particular, projects aimed to:

  • Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
  • Promote European traditional sports and games;
  • Support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;
  • Protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions;
  • Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development.

Small Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of transnational networks in the field of sport. The EU can thereby provide opportunities for strengthened cooperation among stakeholders, which would not have existed without EU action.

Small Collaborative Partnerships should also foster synergy with, and between, local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity and to address sport-related challenges.

Small Collaborative Partnerships should include at least one local or regional sport club. They involve at least three organisations from 3 different Programme Countries. There is no maximum number of partners. However, the budget for project management and implementation is capped (and equivalent to 5 partners). All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.

Activities must take place in the countries (one or more) of the organisations involved in the Collaborative Partnership or Small Collaborative Partnership.

The Commission, through its Executive Agency, carry out one selection round over the year.

All detailed information about this action can be found at the official web page of the Executive Agency: