Green Sports Hub Europe partners meet in Luxembourg
On October 7 and 8, the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) hosted a hybrid project meeting of the Green Sports Hub Europe project, in-person at their headquarters in Luxembourg, also with online participation of some partners.
The two-day meeting started with a group discussion on the values and meaning of the Green Sports Hub Europe (GSHE) for the partners, reaffirming and fine-tuning the purpose and the target audience for the tools which are being developed.
As part of the research and collecting information, an online survey has been launched earlier in the year on existing barriers in sustainability in sports. The survey is still open until the end of October, and project partners kindly invite all stakeholders: national and local authorities, sports federations, clubs, events organisers, NGOs and other institutional partners and organisations who are active in the field of sport.
Having in mind that there are already great initiatives and projects in place in the field of good governance and sustainability, but at the same time that organisations may still face challenges in implementing sustainable approaches and measures in their activities and organisation of sport events, we encourage you to help us in disseminating the survey, which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/European_Sustainability.
The partners discussed the preliminary results of the survey, and future steps and actions to take in the project, including a PR and communication strategy. After having a few online meetings prior to the live meeting, the in-person meeting was a great opportunity to further engage and strengthen the cooperation between the partners.
The overall aim of the GSHE project is to provide a support system for organisations in sharing knowledge and good practices, offer self-assessment tools and recommendations, allowing us to learn from each other in offering greener and more sustainable sport, reducing the negative impact on nature.
The three-year project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, is coordinated by Surfrider Foundation Europe (FRA), with project partners including Association of Cities and Regions for the Sustainable Management of Resources - ACR(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). The project has already attracted several associate members and supporters. Should you be interested in joining the Green Sports Hub Europe initiative, please do not hesitate to contact any of the core partners.
For more information, please follow GSHE on Twitter or LinkedIn; the official website will be launched shortly.