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EU to support 11 sport projects to improve refugee integration

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EU to support 11 sport projects to improve refugee integration

Following a call for proposals, the European Union has announced that it will support 11 projects that aim to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) for refugees.

In June 2016 the European Commission made funding available for projects that promoted health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) among refugees. 53 applications were received from 15 different EU nations, and now the final selections have been made.

The general objective of the call was to promote health-enhancing physical activity in EU and national policy. The specific objective is to promote broader access to the practice of sport and physical activities for refugees.

The call intends achieve to several results, including:

  • Awareness-raising among refugees about the health and social benefits of practicing sport and physical activity;
  • Better well-being and integration of refugees in society through sport and physical activity;
  • Increased knowledge among refugees of European values through participation in sport and physical activity.

The projects will benefit from total funding of 600,000EUR. The selected projects will complement existing EU efforts to ensure better access to sport and physical activity for all socially-excluded groups. The 11 selected projects, which will run in 2017, will test and identify best practices in EU countries to help integrate refugees.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:07

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