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The GOALS Project is continuing its series of webinars to bring forward the latest insights of sustainability in sports.

After the third webinar in September, that was focusedon ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ & ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ, the fourth edition will be hosted on 28 October 2022, ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐—ต๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง!

The fourthย  webinar will focus on Green Procurement in football, how to reduce environmental impact by adopting environmental criteria in purchases and procurement

โšฝ๏ธOur line-up consists of 2 experts in the matter:
– Niccolรฒ Todaroย fromย Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
– ย Gaia Pretner from FIFA QATAR 2022

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Our goals

Improving environmental governance in sports organisations

Governance is a crucial leverage for steering football organizations (NFAs, football clubs and stadium owners) towards environmental sustainability by strategically defining environmental improvement objectives and by allocating human and financial resources to achieve them. Therefore, greening football requires improving existing governance mechanisms as well as introducing new self-regulatory tools within existing governance frameworks.

Organisational Environmental Governance

Within this part of the project, GOALS focuses on the improvement of environmental governance of participating National Football Associations (NFAs). Governance helps communicating goals and achievements to external stakeholders by means of coherent reporting initiatives and by maintaining a dialogue between stakeholders and the organization.

Operational Environmental Governance

Involving football clubs, the main focus will be on environmental footprint. A calculator will be developed, using 14 impact categories. the calculator needs to provide support not only in the calculation of the footprint but also in the assessment of possible environmental improvement actions to be implemented by clubs.

Tangible tooling

Theories and ideas do not suffice to lower the environmental footprint of football clubs. Therefore the project scope entails tangible,ย  SMART, tooling like a carbon footpring calculator to give insight into the current realisations and the road ahead.

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Kosovo national football team promote environmental sustainability through reusable cups

The Kosovo national football team plays its home matches in the โ€œFadil Vokrri Stadiumโ€ previously known as Prishtina City Stadium, which is used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Prishtina. Within the stadium there are two areas, i.e., the VIP and VERY VIP sections which host around 300 people per match of the national team.…

Portoguese Football Federation boost reusable cups among its members

GD Ilha is a small club which works mainly with grassroots and women football. Before joining Portoguese Football Federation (FPF) in the Erasmus GOALS project they us ed to spend around 200 plastic glasses per week, what makes a sum of around 7500/8000 in a season. Some months ago, they discarded the use of plastic bottles bought in the supermarket…

Environmental training with the volunteers of FRF

The Romanian Football Federation organised a training to promote environmental awareness among volunteers as part of GOALS Project, on 14 June 2022, after Romania’s Nations League football match against Montenegro. About 40 volunteers attended. The facilitators on behalf of FRF were Radu Viศ™an and Florin ศ˜ari (both GOALS Project team members). The main topics of the training were: A short…

Romanian Football Federation adopted new Sustainability Strategy

The executive committee of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) adopted on 22 September 2022 the sustainability strategy for 2022 – 2030, entitled “Stronger Together”. In preparation for the strategy, the FRF also adopted the environmental and human rights commitment in August 2022. The strategy is divided into two areas of action: human rights and environmental protection, and the actions are…

First evaluation of FRF in the perspective of ISO14001

  The Romanian Football Federation organised the first environmental audit meeting under the GOALS project on 23 August 2022. Participants in the meeting were Professor Tiberio Daddi from the Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies, Florin ศ˜ari and Romulus Moise from the Romanian Football Federation. The aim of the audit was to identify areas of interest and assess the FRF’s…

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has started the ISO 14001 standard certification process in the framework of the Erasmus+ GOALS project.

The Portuguese Football Federation has already taken important and innovative steps to make the Cidade do Futebol more environmentally sustainable. For example, it has introduced solar panels for the production of hot sanitary water, it is progressively replacing the lighting system with LED lamps, it is promoting waste recycling and food donation, it is gradually switching to electrical appliances and…

Survey on the starting level of Environmental Awareness of grassroots football clubs

The sports industry like other sectors is realising the significance of sustainability. Sports organisations have recently turned their attention to the adoption of green practices aimed at reducing their environmental impact. In particular, many football organisations have adopted green initiatives to reduce the negative effects of their activities on the environment. However, such initiatives are rarely introduced at the grassroots…

Report on the organizational and operational governance needs analysis

Like any other sector, the sports industry recognises the importance of sustainability. In context of a European project named GOALS an organisational and operational analysis was executed aimed at assessing the starting level of organisational and operational efforts regarding environmental protection in the targeted sport organisations. The organisational analysis mainly relied on a preliminary documental analysis of organizational charts and…

Young Players event in Cidade do Futebol

NEWSUPDATE: Young Players event in Cidade do Futebol Nearly six dozen students and young players from all over the country visited Cidade do Futebol for a visit related to sustainability and good environmental practices promoted by the Portuguese Football Federation. The initiative, in partnership with the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), was carried out within the scope of…

3th Steering Committee of the Erasmus+ Goals Project in Pisa

NEWSUPDATE: 3th Steering Committee of the Erasmus+ Goals Project in Pisa The 3th Steering Committee meeting was hosted by the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in Pisa. The main goals were to further plan and execute the project with the involvement of all partners: Real Betis Balompiรฉ, the football federations of Portugal, Romania and Kosovo, and ESSMA (the European Stadium & Safety…

Santโ€™Anna experts visit Romanian Football Federation and FC Voluntari

As part of the Erasmus+ GOALS project, amateur clubs are taking a virtuous approach in favor of the environment and playing their educational role vis-ร -vis the youngest. On October 6th and 7th, a delegation from Santโ€™Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) visited the Romanian Football Federation and the FC Voluntari, a first League club. The goal is to address the…

Second Steering Committee met on July 13th at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville

On September 20th and 21st, a delegation fromn Santโ€™Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), accompanied by the Kosovar Football Federation, met 4 clubs: FC Balkani, FC Drita, FC Prishtina and FC Ramiz Sadiku.

Erasmus Goals on the road to Kosovo!

On September 20th and 21st, a delegation fromn Santโ€™Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), accompanied by the Kosovar Football Federation, met 4 clubs: FC Balkani, FC Drita, FC Prishtina and FC Ramiz Sadiku.

Waste collection campaign in Sevilla

The Forever Green sustainability platform and the Real Betis Balompiรฉ Foundation. organized a waste collection with the aim of caring for the environment, as well as sensitize society about the importance of not littering in the natural surroundings of the city.

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