ACCESS appeared at the Portuguese Sport Confederation’s workshop “Sport and Environment – a New Challenge”
Upon the Federation’s invitation, Ernest Kovacs, on behalf of the project travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to present and enlarge the ACCESS project’s network.
Organised within another Erasmus+ Sport project’s framework – Green Sports Hub, this one-day event saw an audience of more than 40 people representing professional and grassroot sports as well as a significant number of professors and other participants from the academia.
The participants heard from Carlos Paula Cardoso, the Portuguese Sport Confederation’s president, opening the event with his reflections on the opportunities and challenges for improved environmental management in sports, followed by speakers on behalf of the University of Lisbon, as well as speakers from the world of sports, namely athletics, with their good practices.
As the Green Sports Hub project was entering its last coupe of months before it ended in December, with big aspirations and ambitions to become an independent and self-sustaining platform, a series of workshops and dissemination events were taking place, hosted by the project’s partners. The ultimate goal of the Hub is to become a place which would serve as a place where practitioners, sport organisations academia and other stakeholders could come to work together on improving the environmental management in sports.
What concerns ACCESS, this event was a good opportunity to highlight the objectives and the principles, the project was built upon. The fact that the project has FC Porto as a project partner will certainly draw some attention among the Portuguese audience and increase the potential for a successful community outreach and replication of the ACCESS results in Portugal.