'I Run Clean' education program receives EU grant

European Athletics, and a network of nine partners led by the Agency for the Development of Athletics in Europe (ADAE), have secured a grant of  €324,000 from the European Union to expand the European Athletics ‘I Run Clean’ anti-doping education program to the grassroots of athletics throughout Europe. 

The funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ programme will support the creation and testing of young ambassador-led workshops to be delivered in schools and sports clubs as well as new interactive units for the I Run Clean e-learning platform. The project will start in January 2020 and run through until June 2022.  

“We are delighted with this news and proud to have been selected,” said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen. “The competition for Erasmus+ grants is intense, so it is clear that the project proposal was of high quality.

The Paris-based ADAE was established in 2019 by European Athletics to facilitate Erasmus+ project proposals and lead projects on behalf of European Athletics, which is located outside the European Union in Switzerland, and Member Federations.    

Grants were also made for smaller collaborative partnerships and non-profit sport events.