GREEN COACH

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Ecoserveis is a non-profit organisation specialised on environment and energy issues. It has been working at the local and international level to promote sustainability since 1992 and is a leading reference in energy culture in Spain.

As part of its work, Ecoserveis has been both leader and partner in more than 30 EU projects. With a team of 14 employees, Ecoserveis works at the intersection between environment and society in the fields of climate change, energy efficiency, energy saving, energy impact and environmental assessment to both provide solutions to interested stakeholders in the field of environmental protection and approach the scientific-technological field to society.

As such it has launched and managed a variety of projects with different target groups in the field of Sport; in the field of benchmarking and monitoring indicators on ethical behaviour related to sustainability, good governance, and communication campaigns; in the field of education.

TDM 2000 International (TDM 2000) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit, independent organization committed to foster cooperation across Europe through the establishment of a vivid network of youth organizations.

It was founded in 2008 and it currently has 30 member organizations in 24 countries. TDM 2000 International develops strategies to tackle issues affecting European youth, its work supports young people in achieving an active role in their community, in order to bring creativity and innovative ideas towards gaining competences also useful to enter the labour market.

TDM International coordinates, directly implements, supports and disseminates activities and projects designed either by its staff or affiliates. All the projects have used non-formal education and learning methodologies in order to promote different topics such as human rights, gender issues, entrepreneurship, sports, intercultural dialogue, conflict management, environment, social inclusion and others.

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) is part of the EUA (European University Association) as an “individual full member”. The high level of research of the Sant’Anna School is recognized by international rankings: the “Times Higher Education” ranked the school as the best Italian University and among the best 10 young universities in the World in 2019.

Within Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, the Institute of Management-IdM is active in the field of management in the context of private and public organizations as support to a renewed entrepreneurship, in a synergetic perspective, among business, institutions and research.

IdM is the result of a long-term cultural project with particular reference to the management of innovation, sustainability and healthcare.

Within the Institute of Management, the Sustainability Management Research Group-SuM has the mission to study and suggest new approaches to environmental management, supporting private and public organizations, firms and public Local Authorities.

Association des Clubs Francophones de Football (ACFF) is an association that manages the French speaking wing of the R.B.F.A. (Royal Belgian Football Federation).

The aim of the organization is to organize and promote football in the French speaking part of Belgium.

One of those key activities consists in social projects that take into account the social responsibility of the organization. The mission of those projects is to promote, trough football, values such as respect, faire play, inclusion, health, environment and education in our society. Antoine Rustin is devoted to those projects and works in the organization as “Social Collaborator”.

For the 2018-2019 season, 674 football clubs and 202021 members are affiliated to their organization. Those clubs play from the first national amateur division to the last district level.

French Football Federation (FFF) is in charge of the organisation, development and promotion of the football within French territory. With more than 5 million football practitioners including 2.2 million registered players, the FFF is the first federation in the country.

Beyond the organisation and management of grassroots, amateur football and National French Teams, the FFF aims to promote French Football. Its action is relayed by more than 400,000 volunteers, 34,000 coaches, 17,000 clubs and millions of supporters.

All these stakeholders contribute to offer the best conditions for practising football, while keeping rigorous issues related to sustainable development. Regarding experience related to Greencoach, the FFF has the Educative Federal Program which is an educational tool for clubs in order to increase awareness through sport & football values, Indeed, the FFF encourages clubs to set up actions for the environment protection. Moreover, there are 2 million euros dedicated to the clubs for adopting sustainable transport.

Lithuanian Grassroots Football Assocuation (LGFA) is an associated member of the Lithuanian Football Federation and works in the same directions using an unified structure. The Association follows LFF strategy and general aim; to make football sport Nr.1 in Lithuania.

That is why grassroots association spreads the idea, that everybody and everyone can take part in football. Regardless age, gender, race, abilities, faith – everyone is welcomed to play, participate, organize or join the activities organized by the LGFA.

To achieve this goal, the LGFA covers different areas organizing projects for kids (school games, festivals, kindergartens monthly challenges), people with disabilities (festivals, games), elder people – grandmothers, grandfathers (championships, camps) and various other groups.

The Lithuanian FA has more than 50 employees, Lithuanian grassroots football association – 5 full time employees (2 managers, accountant, director and the president).

Norwegian Football Association (NFF) is the largest sports governing body in Norway with a stated vision to provide “the joy of football, opportunities and challenges for all”. NFF’s objectives are:

  1. To organise, lead and develop football in Norway;
  2. To foster safe and positive environments for children and youth;
  3. to develop robust and sustainable clubs and finlly
  4. To represent Norway internationally.

NFF organises and is responsible for all official football activities in Norway from grassroots to club and international elite level. With around 380000 active players, of which over 114000 are female, NFF arranges more than 330000 matches each season for the 30000 teams that make up our 1818 member clubs.

The organisation has just under 100 employees, has a headquarters at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo and 18 regional FA’s across the country. NFF has a very strong role in society and has a potential to greatly impact the awareness and impact of sustainability through its activities.

Swedish Football Association (SFA), founded in 1904, and its 24 regional associations is arranging all football competitions in Sweden. The clubs are voting members at the annual meetings of the regional associations. The regional associations and the elite clubs are entitled to vote at the F.A.’s general meeting.

Football is the largest sport in Sweden with 2,997 clubs with a total of more than 1 million members. Every third sport activity is football in Sweden.

The SFA is a partner in the Life TACKLE project, coordinated by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. TACKLE aims at improving the environmental management of football matches and the overall level of awareness and attention towards environmental issues in the football sector, engaging its most relevant stakeholders – National Football Associations, Football Clubs, Stadiums managers and Supporters.

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