A LIFE TACKLE event, “Environmental management in Belgian football: Current practices and the way forward”, took place on 7 March to present the project’s achievements in Roi Baudouin stadium,  one of the project’s the 11 pilot stadiums, and open the doors to future collaborations and follow up of the project.

ACR+ and EURACTIV organised this event, in collaboration with the Royal Belgian Football Association and the City of Brussels and supported by the Belgian Proleague. It gathered speakers from Belgian football clubs, including KAA Gent, OH Leuven, Standard de Liege, and Royal Union Saint-Gilloise but also local and regional authorities responsible for environmental management in all three Belgian regions, such as Brussels Environment, Brussels Proprete, Fostplus, OVAM, BeWAPP and others.

While Ernest Kovacs of ACR+ shared the key observations and conclusions coming from the TACKLE project, Helene Vossen (Brussels Environment), Aurore Van Bogaert (Fostplus) and Lysiane Dernelle (Brussels Proprete) highlighted the new waste management plan at Roi Baudouin stadium. Expected to be launched in April, it is one of the outcomes of the TACKLE activities in Brussels. Marvin Olawaiye of ACFF (Association of French-speaking Football Clubs) presented another European project, Green Coach which would introduce monitoring and benchmarking of environmental footprint in sports events.

Speakers representing clubs showcased their clubs’ environmental management initiatives in different areas, from waste management solutions to environmentally friendly infrastructure and mobility plans. These resulted in inspirational and promising discussions and led to potential collaborations and replication of solutions elsewhere.

Beyond the Pro League Clubs, the event also had attendees from other consultants and entities working on environmental management in Belgian football and football stadiums. These organisations and local/regional stakeholders were showcased during the panel that concluded the event. The panel offered tools and support various stakeholders can offer to football clubs.

More: https://lifetackle.eu


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