Local sport club garners Erasmus+ Sport funds for small collaborative partnership with foreign clubs

Article written by Duncan Barry – Media and Information Executive, MEUSAC
Published on The Malta Independent – 05.10.18

MEUSAC has assisted a local sport organisation in successfully submitting an application to garner EU funds for a small-collaborative partnership project, under Erasmus+ Sport, titled: ‘Team Up for Sport’ (TU4S).

Mġarr Youth Nursery in collaboration with associated international partners Nogometni Klub MB Tabor and KS Legionovia were awarded just under €60,000, for a transnational project involving Malta, Slovenia and Poland.

The TU4S project seeks to ensure gender equality in and through sport, specifically in football, through discussing the lack of female participation in football; discussing the lack of female uptake in volunteering/careers related to sport; and discussing the discrimination, sexism and stereotypes directed at female athletes, coaches and other staff members, still present in football; through the involvement of female youth athletes, coaches, parents and other relevant stakeholders.

There are three activities planned in each participating country and are expected to be held over the course of three days.

The activities will include workshops, conferences and a sports day. The project will kick off on January 1 next year.

Engage in an EU-funded small-collaborative partnership
Are you interested in applying for funds to implement a similar project? Here is how it works. Maltese sport organisations may apply for a project with a minimum of two other organisations from two other Erasmus+ programme countries which include the 28 EU Member States including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

The lead applicant submits the application on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. In the above-mentioned case, it was a Maltese sport club that applied for the project. For more information on how to apply for similar projects, contact MEUSAC on 2200 3300 to set up an appointment with the funding team.

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