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Seminar for sustainable, ethical and responsible sport


Share knowledge and experience; debate about best practices; unite the efforts of all the stakeholders around joint initiatives; develop solutions to meet environmental challenges; and ensure sustainable, ethical and responsible sport: these are the objectives of the second annual seminar organised on 18 and 19 June 2009 in Lausanne by the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS).

The “SSET” toolkit as a guiding principle
The interactive seminar will focus on the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET) that was created jointly by AISTS and the Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). This guide provides practical ways to create a sustainable commitment and strategy around environmental, social, and economic issues. The IOC, one of AISTS’ founding members, is also the Principal Supporting Partner of the SSET, thus expressing its commitment to promote best practices and innovations developed in the domain of sport and sustainable development. The SSET translates the principles behind the Olympic Movement’s Agenda 21 into practical guidelines, with a view to providing sports organisations and events organisers with the means to make sport more sustainable, and sustainability more relevant.

Impressive programme and recognised experts
This seminar will cover all the key areas concerning sustainable development in sport, from creating a sustainable commitment and strategy to its implementation; from venue choice and construction of infrastructures to their management; and from the role of the community to its involvement in the supply chain, while going through transport and accommodation, catering, marketing and communications, without forgetting athlete and public engagement. These subjects will be treated during modules, case studies or workshops. The list of speakers is composed of experts recognised throughout the world in the areas of sport and of sustainable development, representing the IOC, International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, sponsors and NGOs.

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