The Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants and Multi Kulti Collective bring to your attention a publication of the European Website on Integration (EWSI) on a Call for proposals – Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees (2020 edition).

Multi Kulti and the Bulgarian Council on Refugees and Migrants are national partners for the European National Integration Evaluation Mehanism Project (NIEM) which aims to improve the results of the integration of beneficiaries of international protection. The project is being implemented in 15 EU member states and will set up a mechanism for a comprehensive assessment of refugee integration, assess the impact of changes in legislation and policies, and identify good practices.


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The potential of sport as a tool for social inclusion has been well documented. Sport projects contribute to the social inclusion of refugees in host communities, and the opportunities such projects provide are increasingly welcomed in EU Member States. This preparatory action is a contribution to this effort and to a better integration of refugees through sport.


Through concrete actions aiming at integrating refugees through sport, the expected outcomes of this preparatory action will include:

  • Promoting the direct engagement of refugees and host communities
  • Promoting a Europe-wide approach, increasing the potential for host communities to successfully engage and integrate refugees through sport


Expected project outputs:

  • Organise sport activities for refugees
  • Promote the practice of sport and physical activity by refugees
  • Promote the cooperation of refugees and host communities in the organisation of sport activities


The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at 1,650,000 EUR. The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80% of eligible costs. Grants will range from a minimum of 200,000 EUR to a maximum of 300,000 EUR per project, and the European Commission expects to fund approximately 6 proposals (i.e. to sign 6 grants of 275,000 EUR in average).


The deadline to submit applications is 1 June 2020 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time.

For all information about requirements and applications, please visit the website of the call for proposals