Green Education Through Sports
April 2021 – October 2022
Green Education Through Sports (GETS - “our future gets greener and sportier together”) is a 18 months Erasmus+ Cooperation partnership project with the aim to develop, test and implement an innovative online educational tool allowing grassroots sport and environmental organisations to exchange knowledge in order to deliver eco-friendly sport events benefiting as wide a range of target groups as possible. GETS focuses on the ever growing needs of the grassroots sport movement to implement more sustainable, environmentally-friendly, volunteer-based and widely accessible sport events that on one hand raise awareness on the importance of environmental protection and on the other hand encourage participation in health enhancing physical activity.
The key objectives of GETS:
to increase the capacities of the grassroot sport organisations and civil/green NGOs through exchanging working practices to offer eco-friendly and accessible sport events to a wide range of target audiences;
to enable partner organisations to develop and test an online educational tool (GETS e-module) promoting greener, widely accessible and volunteer-based sport events;
to improve knowledge and skills of the members, volunteers of sport and civil organisations about the concept of eco-sports through transnational work and locally implemented sport activities;
to empower sport organisations’ staff members and volunteers to raise awareness on the importance of environmental friendly behaviours and include older generations in green sports events and campaigns.
The project is a response to today’s ever-changing, socially and economically challenging times when awareness-raising about the importance of environmental protection and the potential consequences of climate-change have become inevitable. The environmental effects of climate change are broad and far-reaching, affecting both nature and human life. Regional impacts are now observable on all continents with less developed areas facing the greatest risk. Therefore, it is one’s responsibility to identify the needs and possibilities of their communities and take action.
• Budapest Association for International Sports (BAIS) – Hungary
• ADEL – Slovakia
• Accelerator for Sustainable Society – Croatia
• Champions Factory – Ireland
• Sport Evolution Alliance (SEA) – Portugal
• European Network for Innovation and Knowledge (EUNIK) – Netherlands