Erasmus+ Sport Projects

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-20201. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

In accordance with one of the new elements introduced in the Lisbon Treaty, Erasmus+ also supports activities aiming at developing the European dimension in sport, by promoting cooperation between bodies responsible for sports. The Programme promotes the creation and development of European networks, providing opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders and the exchange and transfer of knowledge and know-how in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. This reinforced cooperation will notably have positive effects in developing the potential of Europe’s human capital by helping reduce the social and economic costs of physical inactivity.

In particular, Collaborative Partnerships are aimed at promoting the integrity of Sport (anti-doping, fight against match fixing, protection of minors), supporting innovative approaches to implement EU principles on good governance in sport, EU strategies in the area of social inclusion and equal opportunities, encouraging participation in sport and physical activity (supporting the implementation of EU Physical Activity Guidelines, volunteering, employment in sport as well as education and training in sport), and supporting the implementation of the EU guidelines on dual careers of athletes. These partnerships include also Small Collaborative Partnerships, aimed at encouraging social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport, promoting European traditional sports and games, supporting the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations and protecting athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions.

In the field of Sport, the University of Rome “Foro Italico” is contributing as Coordinator or Co-beneficiary to the following projects:

EDJCO - EDucating Judo Coaches for Older practitioners

PARA-LIMITS - Dual Career of Student-Athletes with Disabilities as a Tool for Social Inclusion

NEW MIRACLE - Women – new leader’s empowerment in sport and physical education industry

HAPPY BONES - Physical activity in women in menopause: a collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

IKONS - Inclusive Karate: a new perspective to decrease sedentary lifestyle and increase self-confidence in Down Syndrome

EDMEDIA - Media as a channel of Athletes’ Dual Careers promotion and education

LIFEAGE -  Promoting the shift sedentary Lifestyle towards active Ageing

DANCE WITH HEALTH - A EU collaborative partnership for active lifestyles for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer

ESLP - European Sport Leadership Programme

EDUPACT - “Intercultural Education through Physical Activity, Coaching and Training”

EMPATIA - Education Model for Parents of AThletes In Academics

MEW - Movement Environment Well-being

ESTPORT - Developing an innovative European Sport Tutorship model for the dual career of athletes (completed project)

SAFE YOU- Strengthening the Anti-doping fight in Fitness and Exercise in Youth (completed project)

INTEGRATED FOOTBALL – The New Frontier of Sport for All (completed project)