European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport

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Update 20/04/2016: Due to the large number of applications received, we are still in the process of evaluating the submissions. The names of the successful candidates will be announced at the end of May.


Take part in the European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport and make your project known throughout Europe!

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.

Are you running a social integration project through sport that you wish to make known at the European level? Why not apply through one of the five categories of the European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport?



  •      Prevention of and fight against racism
  •      Promotion of gender equality
  •      Integration of marginalised populations
  •      Integration of populations at risk
  •      Education for active citizenship or fair play

Who can participate?

noun_43181Participation 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?

noun_166330Submissions are now closed. Thank you all for your participation. The winner in each category will be announced at the end of May.



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:


  1.     Overall quality of the project
  2.     Relevance within the chosen category
  3.     Innovative character
  4.     Transferability
  5.     Sustainability
  6.     Quality of the partnership
  7.     Cost-benefit relation


trophyThe 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 or read the FAQ.


The European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport is organised by Efus in the framework of the Sport+ project, in partnership with the ASBL Fan Coaching-Eurofan (Belgium), the University of Saragossa (Spain), the Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU), the Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands, and the Higher Institute for Police Science and Internal Security (Intituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna, ISCPSI, Portugal).

The Sport+ project seeks to promote initiatives that foster social integration through sport, through promoting  values such as respect and tolerance. This project is co-financed by the European Commission.




Credits for pictograms:
BraveBros, Stephen Borengasser, Veronika Geertsema König from the Noun project