As part of the Further Football Including Refugees (FIRE+) project, the consortium will use again a pilot intervention methodological approach, proven successful in the previous project for supporting the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

What is a pilot intervention ?

In 2022, the FIRE+ project will lead to the organisation of eight activities, held in Wallonia (Belgium), Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands. An open call will be published and interested organisation from the targeted countries will be free to submit their proposals. In order to implement the pilot interventions, the FIRE+ consortium will make a maximum of 2,000 EUR available per intervention, following co-financing rules. The grant should be used to create activities in line with the aims and objectives of the FIRE project, football as a tool for inclusion. The activities that would be considered for the FIRE+ grant will be : football tournament; Workshops ; Panel discussions ; (Small) conferences ; Roundtables.

Who is eligible ?

A successful application matched the following criteria: Is a (small) NGO, fan group, informal group, (grassroots) football club and/ or a community group. Works with refugees/ migrants/ asylum seekers in the pilot intervention Organises activities with a focus on female refugees/ migrants/ asylum-seekers as an added value The call will be published on this page and on partners’ websites. After a thorough and independent selection process, eight grassroots organisations will be selected, informed, and supported with their implementation of the pilot interventions. The selected organisations received practical support to develop, implement, assess, and self-evaluate their pilot interventions

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Application guidelines

To go further, please find below the application guidelines in French, English and German to help you creating your Pilot Intervention and fill in the application form:

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FIRE Pilot Intervention report

In this report the complete processes of recruitment, selection and the organisation of the pilot interventions is reviewed. The document offers some background information on the FIRE project, before it provides the details around the pilot interventions, and finally concludes with lessons learnt and recommendations.

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