European Prize for social integration through sport

The main goals of the project are to:

  • exchange innovative practices on how to strengthen communities and convey messages of respect, prevention and anti-discrimination through sport in cooperation with sport organizations
  • develop locally-based cooperation practices between Municipality’s services strengthening cooperation between sport and security services
  • involve local partners in building local strategies for social inclusion through sport

Participation in the European Prize was open to local and regional authorities, the voluntary sector, non-governmental organizations and private organizations from any of the 28 European Union Member States. They applied with sport projects aiming social integration fits to one of 5 categories:

  • 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

Five winners was selected by an independent panel of experts and then hosted "Local Sport Days" focusing on the role of sport for social integration.


  • Publication European Practices for Social Integration through Sport
  • A series of 5 videos from "Local Sport Days" Awards Ceremony

Partner countries: France, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Italy