The project Consortium is coordinated by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Stduies and includes three participating Federations (FRF, FPF, FFK), Real Betis Balompié and the European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA). The project is supported by UEFA, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Norwegian Football Federation (NFF).
Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) is an Italian Public University located in Pisa (Italy), operating in the field of applied sciences. It comprises six Institutes: Biorobotics; Management; Law, Politics and Development; Life Sciences; Economics; Communication, Information and Perception Technologies. Within the Institute of Management, the Sustainability Management Laboratory (SuM Lab) has the mission to study and suggest new approaches to environmental management both in Italy and at the European level, supporting private and public organizations. It combines knowledge of business management and policy making with the principles of sustainability, through scientific research and empirical investigation in the areas of Environmental Management and Industrial Symbiosis; Energy and Resource Efficiency; Circular Economy and Natural Capital; Sustainable Products, Life-Cycle Thinking and Green Marketing; CSR and Accountability; Climate Change and Disaster management. It has relevant experience obtained through the implementation of several EU projects. In particular, through the sub-area dedicated to Sport Sustainability Management, SSSA is project leader of LIFE TACKLE and partner of the ERASMUS+ GREENCOACH.
The Romanian Football Federation (FRF) is the governing body of football in Romania. The Federation organizes the national team and the women’s national team, as well as most of the Romanian football competitions, and it is affiliated to UEFA and FIFA. It is the largest sports organisation in Romania, comprising approximatively 230 affiliated members: clubs and football associations, that reunite about 150.000 women and men practicing football, as well as other people involved in the sport (coaches, technical staff, referees, club managers, members of the medical staff etc.).
Real Betis Balompié Foundation has interest in promoting sports in general and football in particular as means of encouraging the education in values, fight against margination and social exclusion, tackling climate change as well as bringing healthy habits among child and youngsters.
In this sense, the Foundation works under the parameters established by Real Betis Balompié historical and philosophical values, and the Club’s universal social dimension.
PFF is a legal person operating on a non-profit-making basis, with public benefit status, established as a private law association and comprising 22 district and regional associations, one club league, associations of sports agents, clubs or sports societies, players, coaches and referees, registered or affiliated in compliance with its Statutes. It has as main purposes the representation of Portuguese football at national and international level; the management of the competitions of the National Teams; the organisation of local, district and national competitions and the guarantee of the development of football in Portugal in accordance with the sporting spirit and educational, cultural and humanitarian values, through training programmes for the various sports agents. The Portuguese FA ensures the management of 25 men’s and women’s National Teams, in football, futsal and beach soccer, and organises 38 annual competitions.
The Football Federation of Kosovo (FFK) is a non-governmental and non-profit sport organization that organizes, manages and regulates the competitions of football in Kosovo. It is a member of UEFA and FIFA. Its scope of work consists on: 1) development, promotion, control and regulation of the game of football in Kosovo; 2) organization of competitions at the national level for all categories for both men and women – senior, pioneer, cadets, junior, futsal; 3) supervision and monitoring of all official and friendly matches held in the territory of Kosovo; 4) development and maintenance of relationships with international and national sports organizations; 5) prevention of activities that may pose risks to the integrity of matches and competitions.
Stadiums are an essential part of sports experience. The role of ESSMA is to support the European stadium industry in its growth. Stadiums are scattered throughout Europe and often find little comparative ground within national borders. Sustainable growth is only attainable by learning from peers, comparable in capacity and ambition, at international level.
ESSMA, the European Stadium & Safety Management Association, unites the stadium industry. Over 350 European stadiums contribute to the creation of market specific research and join us on networking events to share knowledge, best-practices and learn from their peers. ESSMA nurtures these conversations, both online and offline, with benchmark reports, industry updates and best practices.
ESSMA forms the accelerant in this story, including three pillars in its approach: Events, Business Intelligence, and Strategic Support. As an association we bring our members together, provide knowledge and build towards insights, truly applicable in practice.