Assessing the Impact of European Union Funding for Sport Facilities at Local Level.
|Year of publication||2017|
|Type||Article in Proceedings|
|Conference||8TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON KINESIOLOGY.|
|MU Faculty or unit|
|Field||Management and administrative|
|Keywords||EU funding; sport infrastructure; sport participation; club membership; impact|
|Description||The cohesion policy and European funds and operational programmes at regional level in the Czech Republic in the programme period 2007- 2013 allowed the financial support of various projects aimed at the development and reconstruction of sports facilities. Therefore, the objective of this study is to identify the extent of this targeted funding in the Czech regions and to explore how it is viewed by beneficiaries, sports associations, and sports clubs with regard to the impact on participation in sport and also elite sport. The results from three subsequent surveys are complemented by a Eurobarometer survey and a representative sample of the Czech population survey. Thus, the study makes a contribution towards the understanding of EU funding as one of the possible facilitators for sports development purposes.|