January 2023 marks the official launch of the EOC EU Office’s new Erasmus+ project entitled OCEAN (Olympic Committees of Europe Approaching Carbon Neutrality).
The project aims to develop and provide training for “Climate Action Officers” to help their NOC get as close as possible to climate neutrality . As a result, the project focuses on supporting partner NOCs in developing a tailored strategy for carbon reduction after evaluating their carbon footprint with the support of German environmental research institute Öko-Institut.
OCEAN brings together a consortium of 18 NOCs (Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Kosovo, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain) as well as the IOC, ANOC and Öko-Institut.
The kick-off meeting is scheduled to take place in Brussels on 21-22 February 2023.