Strengthening European Traditional Sports

Building a network to strengthen European traditional sports and games


The European Commission sent us  a letter on October 7th 2015 in which they bring us the bad news that our project-application TS4H (see link: Traditional Sports for Health) was not selected. Only twenty projects out of 350 applications were withheld. So TS4H is not the only project that was rejected.

A short evaluation was added. We sum up some phrases:
The proposal is fairly structured and contextualised, … The project contains an innovative aspect, … The needs analysis regarding the countries involved should have been further evaluated, … More explanation is needed why the project is excessively research-based, … The budget could be more detailed and directed on cost-savings, … Better explanation is necessary to motivate substantive personnel costs, … The risk management lacks a comprehensive contingency plan, … The quality control of the final outcomes is too briefly addressed, … A firm commitment of the partners towards the project after its life cycle is deemed necessary.
The strengths of the project were said to be:
- Experienced applicant and management team
- Interesting idea/subject
- Degree of innovation

This assessment is hard to process. We could bring in some arguments but at this moment it is important to see what we can learn from it.

VlaS wants to thank the TS4H-partners who helped us realise this extensive project-application:
• Belgium: Sportimonium (Flanders)
• Belgium: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Flanders)
• Greece: Public Benefit organisation of Kavala
• Finland: Finnish baseball Association
• Romania: Romanian Oina Association
• Denmark: Gerlev Legepark
• Spain: INEFC-Lleida