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Call for Proposals: Grant Initiative on Sport and its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism – Deadline 9 December

Initiative carried out within the framework of the United Nations Global Programme on Security of Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism, implemented under the leadership of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), in partnership with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Centre for Sport and Security (ICSS).

Deadline for receipt of Concept Notes: 9 December 2020, h. 23.59 (CET time)

The call-for-proposal objective is to reinforce partnerships and cooperation with civil society organizations and non-State actors, with particular focus on youth-led organizations, while supporting them in delivering innovative projects, disseminating lessons learned and communicating best practices on how to make full use of the power of sport and its social values as a tool to prevent violent extremism.

The main objectives of this Grants programme are:

· Strengthen the capacity of civil society and non-State actors (with particular focus on youth-led organizations) to deliver innovative actions aimed at using sports and its value to prevent radicalization and violent extremism

· Support innovative projects in the field of sport for the prevention of violent extremism and disseminate lessons learned and good practices

· Enhance the capacity of the international community to develop comprehensive strategies to integrate sports and its values as a tool to prevent violent extremism and radicalization

The main target groups and beneficiaries will be civil society organisations, women and youth-led organizations, sports, cultural and religious associations. Youth-led organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.

1. Guidelines.pdf

Applications must be submitted by email to