Green Sports Hub Europe launched
Making the sport sector more sustainable and more green the main idea behind the Green Sports Hub Europe (GSHE) project, which officially launched on February 24 and 25, with an online kickoff meeting.
The three-year project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, sets four key pillars and a clear strategy, the project aims to test the potential of the sports sector as a high-profile & news agenda-driving industry, to be a channel for the societal behavioural change needed to make the European Green Deal a reality by focusing on good governance so that leaders have the knowledge and skills to place environmental sustainability at the heart of their strategy.
GSHE will aim to be a support system for organisations to share knowledge and best practices, so that they can learn from each other and develop. Making use of experts, listening to the needs of the sector and equipping sports organisations and their events with the necessary tools, projects partners will look to translate existing standards on environmental sustainability into concrete action, while aiming for the GSHE approach and tools to become a central component of sports organisation good governance.
The project is coordinated by Surfrider Foundation Europe (FRA), with project partners including Association of Cities and Regions for the Sustainable Management of Resources (BEL), Sports Confederation of Portugal (POR), UKActive (GBR), Green Cycling Norway (NOR), Olympic Committee of Slovenia (SLO), European Volleyball Confederation (LUX), Rugby Europe (FRA), European Athletics Association (SUI) and the EUSA Institute (SLO).
Green Sports Hub Europe also supports the EUSA Green Policy which has been recently adopted by the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and sets a more strategic sustainable policy for the organisation.