On 4 December, the TELETURF project will be officially presented to the European Parliament on the occasion of the European Sports Gala organised by ACES, one of the entities that forms part of the consortium of our project.
After more than three years of work since the first draft of the project, all the effort made is materialized in the achievement of the main result aimed at: improving the quality and safety of artificial turf fields, as well as extending their useful life. All this is intended to be achieved by improving maintenance, and hence the consortium has focused its efforts on the creation of an online course, available in four languages (Spanish, English, French and Dutch) and which will surely not only achieve the main objectives but will also provide collateral benefits such as the reduction of pollutant emissions, energy savings and the improvement and professional development of workers in the artificial turf maintenance sector.
During the last few months, work has focused on the generation of the contents that will form part of the course. These contents have been tested by means of the creation of a pilot course, with the participation of students from all over Europe who have contributed in a fundamental way providing the necessary feedback to reach the quality levels required in the project.
With the satisfaction of having achieved the planned objectives, the time has come to launch the TELETURF project during two days that will take place in Brussels, on 4 and 5 December, with a full agenda of events that will finish off this adventure that began in April 2016.
On Tuesday 4 December, at the European Sports Gala to be held in the European Parliament, the official presentation of the TELETURF project will be made by the research technician Mr Sergio Puigcerver Palau and the General Manager of the consortium, Mr Enrique Orts López. Likewise, the Parliament’s television will carry out an interview to this last one, in quality of maximum responsible of the project, in which the obtained results will be evaluated and the steps foreseen for the exploitation of the same in future.
In addition, on 5 December, in the building located at 14b Rue de la Science (Room Franckfurt), in Brussels, a technical conference will take place in which the results of the project will be shown to a varied audience made up of managers of sports facilities (both public and private), manufacturers of artificial turf and international organisations linked to the project. It will be a forum for experts to exchange ideas on the current situation of the sector and assess the opportunities and improvements in this area that can provide the TELETURF project.
The agenda for this event is as follows:
On the same day, once this technical meeting is over, the consortium will hold a working meeting to deal with the information gathered during the event, plan its future operation and coordinate all the administrative tasks necessary to close the project with the European Union.
In conclusion, we hope that all these events will be a point and followed in the life cycle of the project, as TELETURF will become a useful and innovative tool that will surely provide the valuable benefits mentioned above.