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.
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.