The IRTS Networking Platform’s Mentoring Programme connects individuals and organisations from the integration of refugees through sport field through two rounds of 12-month mentorships. The objective of the mentoring is to bring together less and more experienced individuals from the field to build an international network and build the capacity of the whole sector.

It will be carried out in two rounds of 12 pairs:

  • September 2020 - October 2021
  • October 2021 - October 2022

For the first round, we are looking for 12 motivated mentees to be matched with respective experts from the field (see timeline below).

During the 12-month mentoring, the mentorship pairs will be engaged through an online platform and they have two chances to meet face-to-face (travel and accommodation costs covered). The mentoring pairs will be offered relevant resources throughout the programme – both relating to the IRTS field and tips/advice related to mentoring.

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Mentoring Programme Timeline

  • 20.06.2021 Opening of the call
  • 15.08.2021 Deadline for application
  • 15.09.2021 Announcement of mentoring pairs
  • Oct. 2021 Start of the mentoring: 1st online meeting
  • 16-17 Nov. 2021 1st offline meeting in Brussels
  • Oct-Nov. 2022 End of mentoring: 2nd offline meeting
  • Nov. 2022 Evaluation


  • To build the capacity for the organisations and individuals involved through accelerated exchange of knowledge.
  • To allow direct collaboration between various integration of refugees through sport related projects and initiatives.
  • To build an international network and community.

Who can apply for the mentoring?

  • We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals who have some experience in the IRTS topic, either as staff or volunteers, and would like to learn and further build their capacity through online and offline opportunities.
  • Any individual active or interested in the integration of refugees through sport topic residing in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country.
  • Check the PDF document above for all the details of eligibility.

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