On 4 July 2017, the European Commission published two calls for proposals for sport projects, that cover the topics of “Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees“ and “Call for proposals for Monitoring and coaching, through sports, of youngsters at risk of radicalisation”.
The ‘Support the Implementation of Good Governance in Sport’ (SIGGS) Project of the EOC EU Office has officially been selected by the European Commission as a “success story”. The SIGGS Project ran from January 2015 until December 2016 and was officially supported by the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union.
The project application on ‘Single Points of Contact for Sports Integrity’ (POINTS) by the EOC EU Office has been selected by the European Commission for co-funding out of the Erasmus+ Sports Programme. The application had been prepared earlier this year and had been handed in for the deadline of beginning of April 2017.
As of 1 July 2017, Estonia will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Malta, which held the Presidency during the first half of 2017. For this period, the Estonian Presidency has recently presented its political priorities.