Co-funded by the European Union
01-10-2022 to 30-06-2025
Environmental issues are a concern all over the world as they affect the lives of each one of us. The relationship between human beings and nature is a notion that has existed in all civilizations since time began. However, the realization that the protection of the environment was impossible without social and economic progress is the product of the end of the 20th century. As sport is an integral part of society, it cannot ignore environmental and sustainable development issues. As with any activity, sport both has an impact on the environment and is affected by it. Thus, sport and sustainable development are deeply interlinked and need to be addressed jointly. GAIA aims to create awareness on the topic and foster the implementation of good governance and sustainability actions. In fact, sports present broad opportunities to promote environmental awareness, capacity building, and far-reaching actions for environmental, social, and economic
development across society. Thus, GAIA objectives are:
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