ABOUT ENOS

THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF OUTDOOR SPORTS  

ENOS BACKGROUND

“Working together to promote outdoor sports across Europe.”

The European Network of Outdoor Sports has been established following the Nature and Outdoor Sports Euro’meet conferences that were held in 2011 (Annecy, France).

Participants recognised that no organisation was representing outdoor sports at a European level and called for a representative organisation.

ENOS VISION & ACTIONS

  • Promoting outdoor sports across Europe together  as an organization ENOS has been working on:

    • being a network organization for the development, promotion and management of outdoor sports across Europe.

    • participating in expert groups concerning sport on a European level and to connect to the sport unit of the EU in Brussels in order to represent the interests of outdoor sports in the decision making process.

    • strengthening the evidence about the social benefits of outdoor sports by fostering pan-European projects and producing knowledge on outdoor sports.

    • connecting outdoor sport enthusiasts and experts from across Europe and supports the exchange of knowledge. One important instrument is the Euro’Meet conference that is organized every two years.

    • Bringing together partners to develop Erasmus+ projects. An example is get WET and BOSS

THE NETWORK

The European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) was established as a not for profit organisation at the Nature and Outdoor Sports Euro’Meet conference in 2013 (Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia). Participants recognized that no organization was representing outdoor sports at a European level and called for a representative organization. ENOS became a network of European experts, local authorities, federations, universities, practitioners and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The main objectives are:

  • Representing outdoor sports at a strategic level in Europe.

  • Promoting that outdoor sport can provide genuine environmental, educative, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities, regions and nations.

  • Supporting the organization and management of outdoor sports both on a national and transnational basis.

  • Encouraging trans-national approaches to the recognition of leaders, instructors and coaches, to develop mobility and employment.

  • Assisting initiatives that promote responsible and sustainable access and use of landscape, marine areas, habitats and eco-systems.

ENOS BOARD

The ENOS Board is elected for two years at the general assembly and all members are volunteers.

  • Chairman: François Beauchard (CREPS Rhone Alpes – France)

  • Vice Chairman: Maxine Gregory (Sheffield Hallam University – UK)

  • Secretary: Mike Mc Clure (Sport Northern Ireland – UK)

  • Treasurer: Andreas Thomann (Technical University Munich – Germany)

  • Communication: Barbara Eigenschenk (Technical University Munich – Germany)

  • Eduard Ingles Yuba (National institute of physical education of Catalonia – Spain)

  • Joao Zamith (Surf Club Viana – Portugal)

  • Cécilia Doteggour (French Federation Of Horse Riding – France)

  • Julien Vialon (UCPA – France)

  • Michel Bazile (ENVSN – France)

  • Petar Ianokov (National Sports Academy – Bulgaria)

Secretariat kindly provided by CREPS Rhone Alpes:

  • Antoine Le Bellec

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