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Pilot project- Sport for People and Planet – A new approach on sustainability through sport in Europe – 2022

Pilot Project- Sport for People and Planet - A new approach on sustainability through sport in Europe aiming at engaging European citizens and society to promote sport and accelerate social and environmental transformation.

1 437 074 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Environment & Climate Health Sport
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Professional organisation & network
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To raise awarness, inspire behaviour, and lead the thinking in European society, on how sport can enable and accelerate social and environmental transformation
  • To engage EU citizens to actively participate in sustainable measures using the communicative power of sport, its major events and leading role models
  • To contribute to the implementation of the New European Bauhaus initiative


  • Priority 1: to focus on examples of inspirational behaviour and practices at grassroots level that can be multiplied
  • Priority 2: to focus on methods to engage citizens and sport stakeholders in communities to co-create and cooperate on sustainable sport practices

Among financed actions

  • To collect and share knowledge on new behavioural approaches needed to make the sport sector more environmental sustainable
  • To develop approaches allowing sport to become a model of sustainability espacially for European young generation
  • To present and implement socially and environmentally sustainable solutions for sport events

Additional information

  • This call is an open call for proposals
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed
  • Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 18 months


  • Be a legal entity (public or private) in one of the eligible countries
  • Be an organisation active in the field of sport (sport federation or club) which regularly organises sport activities and competitions
  • Be an organisation which has activities in Europe, a European dimension or European impact
  • Total budget of the call: 1 437 074 euros
  • Amount of the grant: up to 400 000 euros
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs

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