On 24 March, the 8th Meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on Green Sport took place in Brussels and online. The main aim of the meeting, which brought together Member States and sport organisations’ experts, was to review the structure of the forthcoming Expert Group Recommendations on a Framework for Sustainable Sport in Europe Green and agree on the next steps in the content development.
The second part of the meeting was dedicated to the sharing of good practices and information about interesting initiatives and projects covering various aspects of environmental sustainability in and through sport: EU-funded project of the Czech Olympic Committee – As Sustainable As Possible (ASAP), athlete-led NGO We Play Green and Zukunft Fahhrad, which advocates for the promotion of cycling, as a sustainable mode of transport.
The next meeting of the Expert Group will take place on 6-7 June and the Framework for sustainable sport in Europe will be published in the course of June. The discussions reflected the objective of the Erasmus+ Project OCEAN coordinated by the EOC EU Office, which aims to equip European NOCs with the tools necessary to calculate their carbon footprint and provide them guidance towards carbon footprint reduction.