Italy is launching its candidacy to host the European Football Championships in 2016. The dossier was recently presented at Palazzo Chigi and on May 28th it will be submitted to the judgment of the UEFA. The event would have positive repercussions on our country system as far as regards employment and for infrastructures, the transportation system, tourism hospitality, the attraction of foreign investments, the growth of visibility and the international reputation of the country. Included in the dossier are a series of projects tied to the theme of social responsibility to promote the development of social themes through football. The key word of the tournament is, in fact, the culture of ‘Respect’.