Teaming up for A Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment

LIFE TACKLE is a project co-funded by EU life programme aiming at improving the environmental management of football matches and the overall level of awareness and attention towards environmental issues in the football sector.

Between 2018 and 2021, best practices on environmental management will be collected and tested in different stadiums across Europe and information exchanged among NFAs to guide their implementation.

Who we are

Main partners

1. Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Lead Applicant (Italy)
2. ACR+ (Belgium)
3. AMIU Genova S.p.A. (Italy)
5. Italian National Footbal Association (Italy)
6. Romanian National Football Association (Romania)
7. Lipor (Portugal)
8. Swedish National Football Association (Sweden)

Members of Replicability Management Board

Additionally, the project involves in a Replicability Board external entities participating actively in the project. The entities joining the board are:

  • UEFA
  • National football associations of Azerbaijan, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Lichtenstein and Germany
  • Italian Olympic Committee (CONI)
  • Real Betis Balompié
  • City of Copenhagen

The project will be implemented in more than 6 countries as more national football associations will implement the guidelines developed by LIFE TACKLE as the project proceeds. Strong contacts with EURO 2020 organisers will be maintained to share with them the LIFE TACKLE results and help them better manage waste during the European Championship.

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What we do

The world of Football is very actively promoting several aspects related to sustainability, such as anti-discrimination and accessibility / disability. However, environmental issues such as waste management, mobility, lightening, fans environmental awareness and environmental governance system of football associations and clubs are today offering strong improvement margins and opportunities.

To respond to this challenge, the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna has been awarded, together with UEFA and additional 7 international partners, a new EU project: TACKLE (Teaming up for a conscious kick for the Legacy of Environment), co-funded by the LIFE Environmental Governance and Information programme of the European Commission.

The project, implemented between 2018 and 2021, will increase awareness of environmental management in football stadiums in order to reduce waste during football events and tackle other environmental issues linked to such events, including energy consumption and transportation. To achieve this, national football associations will be involved together with their supporters.

Scuola Superiore Sant ACR+ AMIU Genova SpA EURACTIV Italian National Football Association Romanian National Football Association Lipor Swedish National Football Association