EU sport funding opportunities - Mr. Roland Farkas

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Sport EU Sport Policy Funding opportunities Roland Farkas Sport policy and programme Directorate General for Education and Culture European Commission Martf, 6 March 2015 Sport Sport 3 Overall context Europe 2020 Strategy: Smart, sustainable, inclusive growth (Concentration on Europe 2020 objectives) White Paper on Sport in 2007 ('Identification of specific EU programmes and funds to support actions in the field of sport') EU competence for sport (Art. 165 TFEU) after Lisbon treaty 2009 explicit legal basis to promote sport at EU level established structures for sport in the Council continuation of informal cooperation Communication Developing the European Dimension in Sport 2011 ('Exploit the value of sport as a tool for local and regional development, urban regeneration, rural development, employability, job creation and labour market integration') EP and Council Conclusions and Resolutions EU Work Plan for Sport for 2014-2017 (Council) Erasmus+: Sport EU Work Plan for Sport (2014-2017) Five Expert Groups Match-fixing Good governance Economic dimension Health-enhancing physical activity Human resource management in sport 1. Integrity of sport, in particular anti-doping, the fight against match-fixing, protection of minors, good governance and gender equality; 2. The economic dimension of sport, in particular sustainable financing of sport, the legacy of major sport events, economic benefits of sport and innovation; 3. Sport and society, in particular HEPA, volunteering, employment in sport as well as education and training in sport. Council conclusions of 18 November 2010 on the role of sport as a source of and a driver for active social inclusion http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2010:326:0005:0008:EN:PDF Council conclusions on the contribution of sport to the EU economy, and in particular to addressing youth unemployment and social inclusion, November 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/sport/library/news-documents/council-conclusions_en.pdf Social inclusion HEPA EU Physical Activity Guidelines http://ec.europa.eu/sport/library/policy_documents/eu-physical-activity-guidelines-2008_en.pdf Council recommendation on promoting health-enhacing physical activity across sectors of 26 November 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/sport/library/documents/hepa_en.pdf Eurobarometer (March 2014) http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/sport-and-physical-activity-pbNC0414311/ Erasmus+: Sport Focus on improving the conditions for grassroots sport in Europe The first EU programme to support the European dimension of sport Looking to the past - No specific programme - Preparatory actions (2009-2013) - Special events Preparatory Actions (2009-2013) - Health and physical activity - Gender equality - Education and training - Fight against doping - Social inclusion - Volunteering - Fight against violence and intolerance in sport - Strengthening the organisation of sport - Fight against match-fixing - Physical activity and active ageing - Sport at municipal level - Good governance and dual careers - Traditional European sport and games 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Key ideas about Erasmus+ Financial support secured for 7 years Substantial budget Programme serving policies Budget of Erasmus+: Sport Total: 265,94M Gradual growth in annual amounts On average: 38M /year Focus on grassroots sport Starting with 22.3M in 2014 Objectives of E+ Sport (Art. 16 of the E+ Regulation) a) to tackle transnational threats to sport such as doping, match fixing, violence, racism and intolerance b) to support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes c) to promote social inclusion, equal opportunities and health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) through increased participation in sport and voluntary activities in sport Selection method General call for proposals Annual call Evaluation committee (external experts) Principles of independence and transparency Two complementary actors Commission / DG EAC (policy coherence) - Strengthening the evidence based for sport policy making - Dialogue with European stakeholders Agency / EACEA (implementation) - Support for collaborative partnerships - Support for Not-for-profit European sport events Key documents Work Programme 2015 Programme Guide Call for proposals (deadlines, selections, award decision, start of projects) Eligibility Criteria Collaborative Partnerships 2015 EWoS Partnerships as from 01.01.2016 22/01/2015 14/05/2015 Non-profit organisations and public bodies At least 5 organisations with 5 different Programme Countries Max 18 months Up to 36 months Max grant: 500.000 EUR Eligibility Criteria Not-for-profit European Sport Events 2015 EWoS 2016 events 22/01/2015 14/05/2015 Non-profit organisations and public bodies Participants from at least 3 Programme Countries At least 12 Programme Countries Up to one year from preparation to follow-up 7 30 September 2015 2016 Max 250.000 Max 500.000 Main reasons of ineligibility Composition of partnerships or participants in the events Description of the project not sufficient Late submission of the e-Form Application quality A strong proposal is: Coherent (problems, solutions, target groups, activities, budget, ambitions, resources, competences, etc.) Simple (objectives, approach) Evidence based (ex-ante needs analysis, state of art) Clear (identifying the need for such a proposal, the solutions and the outputs) Rigorous in its planning (which activities, when, for how long and with what resources) Explicit (do not take for granted any information, if it is not in the application, cannot be taken into account) Focused (a proposal is not about solving the world's problems, but about solving a specific issue) Preparatory Actions in the field of sport (2009 2013) MFF 2014-2020: new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport (Erasmus +) European Investment and Structural Funds (e.g. ERDF, ESF) Other EU Programmes and Funds (e.g. Public Health Programme, Lifelong Learning Programme, Europe for Citizens Programme, Youth in Action, Life+, Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development) EU funding opportunities for sport New EU Programmes 2014 - 2020 Health for Growth Asylum and Migration Fund Internal Security Fund Rights and Citizenship Programme EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) European Investment and Structural Funds (ESIF) 2007-2013: sport projects as such not eligible for funding, however: sport related activities if they contribute to regional development or employment ERDF/EAFRD - Investments in health/sport tourism or leisure/sport infrastructure have been financed ESF Sport projects that make a positive contribution to regional employment or investment in human resources No complete overview, though many good practice examples in Member States Study on the contribution of sport to regional development through the Structural Funds (call for tender to be launched soon) EOC EU Office brochure: http://www.bsj.org/fileadmin/pdfs/Projekte/international/EOC_EU_Office_Funding_Brochure_2014.pdf Health Programme Impala project intends to improve infrastructure for leisure time physical activity in the local arena. The project is primarily dealing with sports and recreational facilities for leisure-time physical activity (e.g. gyms, swimming-pools, sports fields, recreation areas, playgrounds, walking paths). European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Langenlois/Centre for Nordic Walking establishment of a centre for Nordic Walking in the wine region of Langenlois, Austria; promote health tourism as a means to boost the regions economy. ERDF/ European Territorial Cooperation North Sea Cycle Route Programme - Eight countries bordering the North Sea (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland and England) have joined forces to create an uninterrupted cycling path along the coastline with a total length of over 6.000 km. European Regional Development Fund Flming Skate - trekking paradise south of Berlin for skaters, cyclists, and even those in wheelchairs who like to remain active; includes different courses through a variety of villages, fields, meadows and forests; promote regional tourism. Sport educational centre in Extramadura Spain Europe 2020 Strategy Cohesion Policy EU priority Objective Headline target Flagship initiatives Common Provisions Regulation - 11 Thematic objectives (exhaustive list) Fund-specific regulations Investment priorities (exhaustive list) Common Strategic Framework (not in Regulations package) Key actions (indicative list) Link between EU 2020 targets and thematic objectives 1. Research & innovation 2. Information and communication technologies (ICT) 3. Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 4. Shift towards a low-carbon economy 5. Climate change adaptation & risk prevention and management 6. Environmental protection & resource efficiency 7. Sustainable transport & removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures 8. Employment & supporting labour mobility 9. Social inclusion & combating poverty 10. Education, skills & lifelong learning 11. Institutional capacity building & efficient public administrations R&D target Climate change/energy target Employment target Education target Poverty target Key actions defined Tematic objective 7: Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures (ERDF/CF) Key actions: integrated, sustainable and accessible urban mobility concepts in cities, city-regions and metropolitan areas, leading to reduced GHG emissions, in particular through sustainable urban transport plans, including facilitating use of public transport, cycling and walking. Tematic objective 8: Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility IP: Active and healthy ageing (ESF) Key actions: Prolonging healthier working lives through the development and implementation of measures to promote healthy lifestyles and tackle health risk factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, harmful patterns of alcohol consumption. Tematic objective 9: Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty (ERDF) Key actions: investment in health and social infrastructure to improve access to health and social services and reduce health inequalities, with special attention to marginalised groups such as the Roma and those at risk of poverty; support for the physical and economic regeneration of deprived urban and rural communities including the Roma, which reduces the spatial concentration of poverty, including the promotion of integrated plans where social housing is accompanied notably by interventions in education, health including sport facilities for local residents and employment. Tematic objective 9: Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty IP: Enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality services, including health care and social services of general interest (ESF) Key actions: enhanced access to affordable, sustainable and high-quality healthcare with a view to reducing health inequalities, supporting health prevention and promoting e-health, including through targeted actions focused on particularly vulnerable groups. (EAFRD) Key actions: fostering local development in rural areas by promoting community-led local development (LEADER local development strategies) and through investments in all types of small-scale infrastructure in rural areas and investments in setting up, improving or expanding local basic services for the rural population, particularly in remote rural areas, together with other actions to improve the quality of life in and attractiveness of rural settlements (village renewal). COMMON PROVISIONS REGULATION ERDF, ESF, ETC, EGTC, CF, EAFRD, EMFF THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD, EMFF National or regional level Operational Programmes for ERDF Rural development programmes (EAFRD) Operational Programmes for ESF Operational Programmes for CF EU level National level Multifund Operational Programmes for ERDF, ESF, CF Operational Programmes for EMFF Physical inactivity: The EU response Policy action Council Rec. on HEPA Erasmus+ Grassroots sport / PA and more! European Week of Sport (EWoS) EWoS: Starting point European Parliament European Commission Council of the European Union 2012 "Fisas Report": Request to establish an annual European large scale event to raise awareness on sport and physical activity. In its 2012 Conclusions on promoting HEPA, the Council invited the Commission to "consider establishing an annual European Week of Sport". Based on broad consultations, the Commission developed the concept. Sport stakeholders Consultation and support EWoS: objectives Promote participation Get active Inclusion: everyone & everywhere From a Week to a YEAR EWoS: concept Add value to existing initiatives Encourage and facilitate new initiatives Offer communication tools EWoS EWoS: concept EU level MS level - Second week of September - Flagship event: topical issue linked to the policy agenda - Focus Days (Education, Workplaces, Outdoor and Clubs and Fitness) - Ambassador team: diversity - Flexibility: September - National, regional and local level activities - National coordinators: national events - National Ambassadors Mon 7th Tue 8th Wed 9th Thu 10th Fri 11th Sat/Sun Launch event (Focus Day ) Education Flagship Event (Focus Day) Workplaces (Focus Day) Outdoor (Focus Day) Sport and fitness clubs EWoS: shape of the Week Five major elements to guide activities and themes during the Week These elements concern both the European and national levels. Main Elements Focus Days Flagship Event Activities at national level Ambassadors Partnerships and a fully-fledged Communication Campaign Thank you for your attention Roland Farkas +32 2 29 85090 roland.farkas@ec.europa.eu http://ec.europa.eu/sport/ http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/ http://ec.europa.eu/sport/week For more information:

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