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Future Festival Tools is an EU Erasmus + funded project that has brought together a group of leading organisations within the events, festivals and sustainability from across Europe, to combine their vision for the future.

The Future Festival Tools provide a unique set of resources designed to empower the festival and events industry across Europe to tackle the industry’s environmental impact and be future-ready, with green competency, resources and training and personal certification.

We are living in a time of climate emergency. Every sector from Arts & Culture to manufacturing, fashion to food are exploring ways in which they can change their ways of working to support the planet.

The festival sector is no different and although there have been positive trends in festivals when it comes to environmental impact, there is still a lot of work to do – this is why we decided to come together to find solutions via Future Festival Tools. This comprehensive toolkit for festivals will allow event professionals to assess where they are in their sustainability journey, be inspired by green festival stories from across Europe and learn how to deliver sustainability with our training course and how to inspire and teach others.

Whether you are a festival director, work in production management, are a sustainability lead or are just starting out in the festival world, Future Festival Tools will be able to support your practice.

The project team is made up of Julie’s Bicycle, Green Events, EUEI, Momentum, Christopher Johnson, YOUROPE, Go Group, Native Events, Green Music Initiative, Le Laba and NCASS and brings together over 20 people from the festival, sustainability and education sectors.

Megan Best, Founder of Native Events, Ireland’s leading sustainable events solutions provider and contributor to the Future Festival Tools, said:

“The Native Events team had a great time working with the expert folk at Future Festival Tools, in the design and collation of the self-assessment framework. We were able to both give a lot and learn loads in this process, which is always the basis for a meaningful collaboration. We’re hugely proud of our part in this super initiative, and we’re excited to see how the Future Festival Tools will help to inspire and guide change at festivals all over Europe!”

We are really excited to be able to share the project with you and hear what you think about the resources we have created – you  can get involved with testing Future Festival Tools hereIf you would like to find out more about the project, you can explore our website here and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.