"Sport for All and the Environment" (SforAE) Project

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Start: 01-01-2018 End: 30-06-2019

Key Action: Sport

Action Type: Collaborative Partnerships

Project Reference: 590833-EPP-1-2017-1-PL-SPO-SSCP

EU Grant: 60000 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+


The idea of the "Sport for All and the Environment" (SforAE) project is to raising an awareness of the benefits of implementing ecological behavior in sport for all. Its purpose is environmental education related to sport and the promotion of sport in a safe and clean environment. The main task is also to inform that physical activity keeps humanity in a good and healthy form and extends the life of individuals. However, saving natural resources is crucial for maintaining a clean environment and for keeping it in a good condition for the next generations. This parallelism is the base for the SforAE project. The SforAE project includes five partners from four Central and Eastern European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).

In addition to education, another goal is to establish strong cooperation between partners and achieve synergy. The project includes the exchange of experience and the joint development of guidelines for ecologically sustainable sport events. It also includes the organization of 5 flagship events (one in each country participating in the project) and support with promotional materials in the form of free canned water for about 100 different sport events. The events must be organized in a sustainable way for the environment, including collection and recycling of empty beverage cans. Another component of the SforAE project is the collection of best practices used during sport events that will be published in the booklet. Best examples promoting an active lifestyle and compliant with ecological recommendations will be developed for organizers of sport events and sport clubs. They will include about 8-10 selected sport events (minimum 2 from each country), thanks to which we want to show possible activities, not only in the scope of organizing recycling, but also limiting the negative environmental impact of organized sport events. The brochure will be a significant outcome of the Project and will help all organizers of sport events to take into account the issue of sustainable development in their events.

Project’s goal

The goal of the "Sport for All and the Environment" project is:

public education in the field of environmentally friendly sport events in conjunction with sustainable development

developing cooperation between sport organizations promoting environmental education using sport, sport events and sport activities

increasing awareness of the social benefits of physical activity undertaken in a clean and safe environment

preparing recommendations for sport organizations and clubs regarding "green" guidelines

collecting a list of examples of best practices in the field of environmental education using sport and the exchange of volunteers involved in the dissemination of project objectives.

What do we offer

Delivery of free canned water for organizers of sport events taking place in the countries of the Project partners (CZ, HU, SK and PL).

Together with cans, we deliver cardboard containers and bags for empty beverage cans. The organizers must apply for support and confirm the collection of cans during the event.

Collected cans must be sent for recycling by the local waste management system or to a buy-back points. We will only grant our support to those organizers who will follow the "Green guidelines" of the project on how to conduct a sport event environmentally sustainable.

6 meetings for all SforAE partners

Preparation of "Green guidelines" in 5 languages (EN, PL, SK, CZ, HU) with recommendations for organizers of sport events interested in limiting the impact on the environment

Support for organizers of 100 sport events interested in free water in a limited series of cans Every Can Counts in 4 countries (PL, SK, CZ, HU)

Delivery of containers and bags to support the collection of empty beverage cans

5 flagship events of the partners

Publication of the best pro-ecological practices selected from among 100 supported sport events (8-10 events, minimum 2 from each country)

Green guidelines

We encourage you to download and make use of our ideas to organize sport events in a sustainable way. We will be grateful for the information which elements you have managed to implement and with what effect.