I'm writing the abstract of my bachelor’s thesis and need to refer to a German research project. The abbreviation of it refers to a German spelling – so I can’t write it out. The English translation wouldn’t explain the acronym and is super long. Is it possible to use a footnote for this? Even though it is very uncommon? Or are there other possibilities? I don't have strict rules to follow but generally APA as guidelines.
The exact abbreviation I refer to is STEER which stands for Erhöhung der STEuerungskompetenz zur ERreichung der Ziele eines integrierten Wassermanagements. In English: Increasing Good Governance for Achieving the Objectives of Integrated Water Resources Management.