The European Union grants a 2 millions euros subsidy to the Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018
It will be devoted to the opening and closing ceremony, the accreditation service and the transport for athletes, referees and sport delegationcategory: News
The European Union has granted a subsidy of 2 millions euros for the operational budget of the Mediterranean Games.
The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has approved this financial support within the Erasmus + Sport framework. The Evaluation Committee has assessed very positively the Tarragona’s petition, which received 85 over the 100 possible points.
The Organisation has to justify this subsidy with expenses related to the opening and closing ceremonies, the accreditation services and the transport for athletes, referees and sports delegations.
The Mayor Josep Felix Ballesteros has expressed his gratitude after the confirmation of this “essential support, without it the Games will not make such an important impression”, and he confirms the commitment of all the institutions to the Mediterranean Games. The Mayor has also thanked the Catalan MEPs for their collaboration, in particular Santiago Fisas, Javi López and Teresa Giménez Barbat, who have worked hard to make this support possible.
The MEPs Fisas and López were present in last Monday session in which the financial support was announced, in the Salle des Illustres from Tarragona in the City Council building. Both coincide in remarking the importance of joint work in order to achieve this subsidy. In particular, Santiago Fisas, from the Popular Party, has highlighted that the Mediterranean Games have received the maximum economic support for an event of this kind and that “many European Union actors see how interesting Tarragona 2018 project is”. Likewise, López, from the Socialist Party, has emphasised that “Tarragona 2018 is seen as a project that goes beyond a simple sport event, since it could be an opportunity to dialogue in a strategic region, to foster the interculturality and revitalise the civil society by means of volunteering”.
This subsidy puts an end to the almost definitive budget of the Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 with about 96 millions euros: 66 millions of investment and 30 millions devoted to the operational budget.