Take part in the European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport.
Sport brings educational benefits because of the values it promotes such as respect, tolerance and self-control. As such, it can bring about positive social change and be used as a tool of prevention and education for topics such as discrimination, racism and violence.
In recognition of its role in preventing these issues The European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport has been created by The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus). The prize is categorised into five
- Prevention of and fight against racism
- Promotion of gender equality
- Integration of marginalised populations
- Integration of populations at risk
- Education about active citizenship or fair play
Who can participate?
Participation in the European Prize is open to local and regional authorities, the voluntary sector, non-governmental organisations and private organisations from any of the 28 European Union member states.
How to apply?
Submit your project by filling the application form (in French or English only). A Word version of the application form is available upon request.
Deadline for submission: 6 November 2015 00.00 CET.
Organisations can apply to the prize several times for different categories, as long as a separate project is submitted for each different category.
Applications will be examined by a jury composed of the Sport+ project’s partners and Efus. A support committee composed of sport and crime prevention professionals will have a consultative role.
The jury will apply seven selection criteria:
- Overall quality of the project
- Relevance within the chosen category
- Innovative character
- Quality of the partnership
- Cost-benefit relation
The winner in each category will receive financial support (up to €8,000) to be used to organise a local event to promote their project. The five winning projects as well as any other project deemed particularly interesting by the jury will be featured in a publication focused on the role of sport as a tool to strengthen social cohesion, which will be targeted at European political decision-makers. For more information about the prize and how to apply, please consult the documents “Call for Applications” and “Rules of Participation”. For any questions, feel free to contact Carla Napolano: firstname.lastname@example.org
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