European Funded projects


Since its creation EOSE has been involved in 25 EU funded projects whether as a promoter or as a partner.

Here below you can find out more about EOSE’s EU-funded projects.

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ALL-IN: Developing Pathways of Lifelong Physical Activity for People with a Disability in Europe

  • Promoter: Parasport Sweden
  • EOSE role: Valorisation and Sustainability Lead
  • Duration: 36 months (Jan 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2019)
  • Partnership: 13 organisations from 8 countries
  • EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter - Collaborative Partnership - Call 2016
  • Scope: Nordic Region - ParaSport

The All>>IN project which will run for 3 years is co-financed through the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and will seek to establish a cross-sectoral cooperation model at a European sub-regional level that develops, exploits and implements good practices for integrated pathways of lifelong physical activity for people with a disability.

In collaboration with a strong partnership, the project will work to develop 5 distinct areas of Parasport in the Nordic region: Marketing, Recruitment, Competition, Education and Governance. In each of these areas the partners will focus on establishing ‘Knowledge Hubs’.

The project partner are keen to explore the possibility of transferring the Nordic cultural attitude into a sustainable framework in order to ensure that more people with disabilities have the opportunity to lead a more active lifestyle”. The project will indeed seek to define common elements in the collaborative process in the Nordic region in order to then provide the basis for successful models of co-operation to be established in other sub-regions of Europe.

  • ALL IN Press Release

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European Us Girls

  • Promoter: StreetGames (UK)
  • EOSE role: Education and Learning Lead
  • Duration: 24 months (January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2018)
  • Partnership: 6 organisations from 6 countries (Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, Netherlands and UK)
  • EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter - Collaborative Partnership - Call 2016

Funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Sport Chapter, the European Us Girls project tackles head on the issue of gender inequality in grassroots sport.

In the light of the well-known participation gap between men and women, boys and girls  in sport around the EU, the European Us Girls project could serve as a pioneer in long-term perspective, offering a solution for tackling heads on the issue of gender inequality in grassroots sport, when it comes to facilitate the training of young women to be peer educators in grassroots sport.

As it brings together, for the first time, six high quality organisations that operate in the grassroots sport and physical activity sector, the project will achieve results addressing two important EU policy agendas:

  • Increasing female participation in grassroots sport and physical activities, in particular young women with fewer opportunities aged 13-30 years (sport; gender equality, inclusion; equal access)
  • Increasing female volunteering in sport, in particular non-formal peer education, (sport; gender equality; volunteering, inclusion, equal access)


European Us Girls will create new training and learning resources adaptable for different national settings that can be rolled out Europe-wide. In particular, building upon the award winning programme “Us Girls” by StreetGames, a new international course to train young women to be peer educators in grassroots sport will be developed.

The project will create a large and dynamic new European network for grassroots sport. The six partners bring their own extensive networks to this project, which will interact on the new networking platform to form an innovative virtual ‘network of networks’.


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ASPIRE – Activity, Sport and Play for the Inclusion of Refugees in Europe

  • Promoter: ENGSO (European Non-Governemental Sports Organisation)
  • EOSE role: Lead WP Evaluation, Contribute to active dissemination, Provide feedbac
  • Duration: 30 months (from 1st January 2017 to 30th June 2019
  • Partnership: 14 partners
  • EU programme: Erasmus + Sport Chapter - Collaborative Partnership - Call 2016
  • Scope: Sport movement

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and supported by the European Lotteries Association (EL), ASPIRE could serve as a pioneer in long-term perspective, using the added value of sport in offering a solution for inclusion during and after the settlement of refugees.


ASPIRE has the main aim to offer suitable participation opportunities for refugees in and through sport, physical activity and play. This aim can be best achieved by the development and implementation of a training module that can support people involved in sport to adapt their existing coaching activities to the specific context of the refugees.

The training module will enhance the skills and competences of facilitators in the area of psychosocial support and intercultural learning, and also compile innovative approaches to make sports organisations more open, accessible and inclusive.

This will be reached through the following specific objectives:

  • Increasing the knowledge and evidence-base of working with vulnerable people, especially refugees, the organisational challenges and needs, and identifying good practice examples
  • Supporting sport organisations to offer suitable participation opportunities for refugees with the help of innovative educational approaches
  • Enhancing skills and competences of facilitators especially in the area of psychosocial support and intercultural sensitiveness
  • Enhancing intercultural dialogue between refugees and host communities
  • Raising awareness of the added value of sport in promoting the social inclusion of refugees.


Main expected outcomes:

  • An academic  research on the needs and challenges of refugees and sport organisations.
  • A training module targeting people involved in sport (e.g. coaches, project leaders, volunteers), but potentially also PE teachers, as well as social and aid workers and refugees with a sporting background.
  • 9 national training sessions to test the training (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Serbia, Spain, and Sweden)
  • ASPIRE Kick-off Press release

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ESSA Sport – A European Sector Skills Alliance for Sport and Physical Activity

  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: _
  • Duration: 36 months (from 01st November 2016 until 30th October 2019)
  • Partnership: 24 partners from 18 different EU Member States - including the EU recognised social partners and 18 national organisations
  • EU programme: Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Sector Skills Alliances – Call 2016

Funded by the European Commission under Erasmus+ Key Action 2 “European Sector Skills Alliances call (Lot 1)”, the ESSA-Sport project strives to deliver the first Europe-wide Employment and Skills map for the whole sport and physical activity sector.


ESSA-Sport is a research and consultation project and a major opportunity for the sector to work collaboratively to identify the skills needed to ensure the on-going success of the sector and in turn to encourage an increasingly active, healthy and inclusive Europe.

Despite a very competitive call, it is encouraging to highlight that only four sectors have been funded. This 3 years initiative, coordinated by EOSE (Applicant) and the two recognised EU social partners, gathers a total of 24 partners from 18 different EU Member States. Such an Alliance will provide a real basis for on-going collaboration to help sport grow and succeed and to fulfil its
growing potential.


Main expected outputs:

  • A project leaflet
  • The first EU wide Employment and Skills map of the sport and physical activity sector across the 28 Member States
  • Development of national stakeholder groups
  • A European Strategic Skills Action Plan (priorities/recommendations) to help ensure education, training and qualifications are geared to the realities of the sector
  • Creation of a EU Sector Skills Alliance as a sustainable mechanism


The ESSA-Sport is a research project that can create the conditions for change and improvement but does not in itself deliver that change. It can point the way and help win the hearts and minds of the key stakeholders and gain their commitment to make the journey. But without this first step the journey cannot begin

  • ESSA-Sport Leaflet

  • ESSA-Sport Press Release

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T2MIS – Ticket To Mobility in Sport

  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: _
  • Duration: 18 months (January 2017 to June 2018)
  • Partnership: 4 official partners including the applicant EOSE, a representative of employers and link with the EU Social Dialogue Committee (WOS, NL), a Higher Education Training Provider (MRU, LT) and a national sport council (Sport Malta)
  • EU programme: Erasmus+ Sport – Small Collaborative Partnership – Call 2016
  • Scope: Sport and Physical Activity sector

Funded under Erasmus+ Sport Chapter – Small collaborative Partnership, the T2MIS (Ticket to Mobility in Sport) Project is focussed on the Sport and  Physical Activity Sector and in particular on supporting learning mobility for managers, coaches, staff and volunteers of non for profit sport organisations in Europe.

With the project T2MIS – Ticket To Mobility in Sport, EOSE will work with the partnership to propose an adapted online solution to tackle the identified barriers and create conditions to make mobility a reality in sport and physical activity.
The Project will create an innovative centralised and self-guided online tool supporting mobility that will be designed should provide a common entry point and a straight forward platform:

  • To highlight the benefits of learning mobility for individuals and organisations,
  • To differentiate and present all existing opportunities for the sport sector and provide information regarding criteria of eligibility, objectives and priorities, and
  • To provide quick access to some good practices and key documents.

promotion learning mobility


The tool will aim at simplifying and clarifying the presentation of existing Learning Mobility funded opportunities and to raise the level of awareness of such opportunities within the sport sector. The tool will in particular gather information about relevant learning mobility opportunities available at different levels for the sport sector and to guide interested organisations / potential candidates to find information about the most relevant sub-programs/actions/opportunities adapted to their profile, willingness, and expectations.

  • T2MIS Presentation

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S2A Sport: “From Strategy to Action: Supporting the professionalisation of sport organisations through the definition of work-based competencies and the development of fit-for-purpose training for Sport Administrators”

  • Promoter: EOSE
  • EOSE role: _
  • Duration: 30 months (from 01st September 2015 until 28th February 2018)
  • Partnership: 12 official partners (8 national partners and 4 European networks) representing 10 countries
  • EU programme: Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation – Call 2015
  • Scope: Sport and Active Leisure sector


The S2A project is focused on the skills needed by “sport administrators” who have a crucial role in the delivery of sport. Sport administrators are working in paid and voluntary middle management roles in local, regional, national and European sport organisations across Europe. They have the responsibility to translate the overall strategy of their organisation into action, to turn the ambitions of the sport into real programmes that will attract more participants and bring success, to apply policies for good governance and to ensure the integrity of sport.

One of the key parts of the S2A project will be the implementation of the 7 Step Model for the development of industry-led occupational standards specifying the standards of performance, and defining the precise knowledge and skills Sport Administrators need to perform effectively as well as the production of a corresponding training programme handbook and material that will be tested and piloted in the second part of the project.

  • leaflet-S2A-WEB_Finnish

  • Leaflet S2A Lithuanian

  • Leaflet S2A Italian

  • Leaflet S2A French

  • Leaflet S2A Dutch

  • Leaflet S2A Danish

  • Leaflet S2A Bulgarian

  • Leaflet S2A SPORT English

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