2010 South Africa: Greening the FIFA 2010 World Cup
Host Country & Organisation: South Africa, City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management Department
Participant: Sanja Herič
GLEN Member Organisation: Zavod Voluntariat, Slovenia
Time Frame: June – November 2010
The GLEN participant’s internship, “Greening the World Cup”, took place between June and November 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. The GLEN participant worked for the Environmental Resource Management Department of the City of Cape Town, where she did the research project about sustainability of the Fan Walk (FW hereafter) and the legacy of the World Cup. The Green Goal program was a follow up of the 2007-2009 GLEN generation, who contributed to the preparation of the organization of the World Cup in football, whereas she was the last generation of the Green Goal with the stress on evaluation aspects of the execution of the program. The GLEN participant tackled the research and evaluation of the sustainability of the World Cup on the example of the Fan Walk, the pedestrian route leading from the train station to the Cape Town stadium. She analyzed environmental, economic and social indicators related to the Fan Walk, however, soon after she started doing this research, she realized that the research goes way beyond the FW and the immediate legacies that can be rolled out of the FW organizations. She realized they will have a deeper and wider impact that cannot be limited to the geographical area of the FW route. At the end her conclusions of the 4 months work were summarized in the report titled “Green Goal 2010 Final Report: Sustainable Impacts of the World Cup and its Legacy: the Example of the Fan Walk” as well as with organizations of the Green Goal legacy workshop, which was attended by stakeholders across various sectors, involved both in the World Cup and the Green Goal program.
Click here for the full report: GLEN FINAL REPORT_Sanja_SA_2010