European funding Opportunities

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Various funding opportunities exist on a European level which can benefit University Sports departments. We bring them together on a couple of ENAS pages.

Erasmus + Staff Mobility

Erasmus+ supports training periods for staff working in higher education institutions including sports staff. Click to find out how you can benefit from Staff Training funding on the European Commission website.

European Project Funding

Find out what European Funding Opportunities exist to support your sports projects and how ENAS can support you in your application.

Become an Expert for Erasmus+ Sport Programs

There is a call for experts to assist the EACEA in the framework of the management of EU programmes in the field of education, audiovisual, culture, youth, sport, EU aid volunteers, and citizenship or any other similar programmes.

Duarte Nuno Lopes is one expert, and here is what he had to say:

Being part of the evaluators team of central agency for ERASMUS+ Sport Programmes is an amazing experience!

As you probably know, each ERASMUS + Sport programmes candidature is evaluated by two different evaluators recruited by EACEA (Central Agency of European Commission). Each one give the score of the project and if the scoring is close to each other, one is chosen to consolidate the overall evaluation to be send to project leader. If not, EACEA can recruit a third evaluators and after his/her evaluation, same procedure will be taken from two closest score given. The group of evaluators is renewed every year (for each call) about 40% of different experts within the group.

The EACEA give support, of course. Before the process they send all information you need from the specific call you are evaluating. A few days before, they organise a briefing day (normally online) and during the process they nominate a colleague from EACEA to be your “supervisor,” helping you to be more specific, or other helpful tips to you.

I am evaluator, almost from the beginning (2014), and I can say it is time consuming. Some years I had to ask for a couple of days from my holidays to fulfill the schedule, but it depends of the mount of extra time you have after work (probably, like me… none). Each project can take you 2 hours or even more to fulfil all evaluation criteria and at the end of the day, after all your work done at office and at home, it can be demanding!

But, at the same time, you can have access a different ideas and methodologies. Some of them are related with your goals for your University Sport services. So, you can learn from what you are evaluating and sometimes, can add value to your own processes. From briefings and from EACEA support you also can learn the best way to fulfill all the criteria and procedures to have good projects.

It is my opinion that we have, at ENAS family, many colleagues that could be part of this EACEA group of evaluators. They are experts in several areas related with the European Commission priorities and they really can be an asset to the process.” 

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