“Taking action together for the sustainable and responsible development of outdoor sports across Europe”
The objectives for ENOS link to the mission and these are:
1. Taking action and supporting responsible and sustainable access and use of landscape, marine areas, habitats and eco-systems.
2. Taking action and advocating for climate action within and outside of the outdoor sports sector.
3. Supporting the organization and management of outdoor sports both on a national and transnational basis through knowledge sharing and exchange.
4. Generating and providing evidence on the value of outdoor sports to support healthy lifestyles for all in Europe.
5. Generating and providing evidence that outdoor sport can provide genuine environmental, educative, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities, regions and nations.
6. Promoting equality of opportunity, diversity and social inclusion in participation in outdoor sports.
7. Empowering and inspiring the sector to network and develop joint projects and funding applications.
8. Supporting trans-national approaches to the development of leaders, instructors and coaches, to develop knowledge, skills and employment.
9. Advocating and championing for outdoor sports at a strategic level in Europe
ENOS VISION & ACTIONS
ENOS Definition of Outdoor Sports
The starting point of this definition is the Council of Europe definition of sport as follows:
“Sport” means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels.*
*RECOMMENDATION No. R (92) 13 REV OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS TO MEMBER STATES ON THE REVISED EUROPEAN SPORTS CHARTER (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 24 September 1992 at and revised on 16 May 2001)
In relation to the core work that we do, ENOS have defined outdoor sports as activities:
- that are normally carried out with a strong relation to nature and landscape and the core aim is dealing with natural elements rather than with an object
- It may include activities that have their roots in natural places but use artificial structures designed to replicate the natural environment.
- where the natural setting is paramount and that any infrastructure is minimal and focused on protecting the environment.
- that involve physical activity
- that are based on man or natural element power and are generally not motorized during the activity itself
- that may use some form of tool (for example a surf board, bicycle, skis etc) or just involve the human body
ENOS Annual Report 2022
The European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) released its annual report for 2022, highlighting its revised aims and objectives, partnerships and collaborations, and involvement in various EU projects. The report also discusses the network’s involvement with the European Commission’s SHARE Initiative and Green Sports Expert Group, as well as its efforts to promote sustainability and inclusion in outdoor sports.
These are some of the contents you can find in the report:
– Working with the European Commission
– EU projects
– ENOS Sustainability group
– Partnerships and collaboration
– ENOS Management Committee (MC) meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores 5th-8th July
– Euro’meet 2022
– New Management Committee members and ENOS working groups
– ENOS Social Value of Volunteers 2022
ENOS Management Committee
Sport Northern Ireland – UK
Surf Club Viana – Portugal
Sheffield Hallam University – UK
Technical University Munich – Germany
Head of Sustainability
Technical University of Munich – Germany
International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe – Netherlands
Head of Policy
CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – France
Head of Inclusion
Leeds Beckett University – UK
Mountain Bike Forum – Germany
European Outdoor Group –
Leave No Trace – Ireland
Pro Park – Romania
Fédération Internationale de Tourisme Equestre (FITE) – France
Fédération Internationale de Tourisme Equestre (FITE) – France
Silkeborg Municipality – Denmark
ABOUT ENOS MEMBERS…
The ENOS Network is growing from strength to strength with its expertise in outdoor sports on the European scene. Welcoming new organisations, it is growing in competence and aims to become more and more important by combining the knowledge of its members.
CREPS Rhône Alpes – site de Vallon Pont d’Arc (National Government Department or Agency)
Impasse de la grande armée, 07 150 Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, FRANCE
Contact : email@example.com
Sport Northern Ireland (National Government Department or Agency)
Upper Malone Road BT9 5LA Belfast, NOTHERN IRELAND, UK
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Culture and Leisure, Municipality of Silkeborg (Local Government Department or Agency)
Sovej 1, 08600 Silkeborg, DENMARK
Contact : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Associação de Trilhos de BTT da Madeira (ATBM) (Other NGO)
Rua 3L de Janeiro 72 6E, 9050-401 Funchal, MADEIRA PORTUGAL
Contact : email@example.com
Syndicat national des professionnels de la speleologie et du canyon (SNPSC) (Associate membership)
Mairie – Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, 26 420 La Chapelle-en-Vercors, FRANCE
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences / Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (CITA / UTAD) (Research Center/Institute)
Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, PORTUGAL
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com@leavenotraceireland.org
County Administrative Board of Västernorrland (Regional Government Department or Agency)
Pumpbacksgatan 19, 871 86 Härnösand, SWEDEN
Contact : Jean.Esselstrom@lansstyrelsen.se
Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Trekkify (Other NGO)
Via dell’Uva 1, 06 135 (PG), ITALY
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Federation Française Handisport (National or International Federation of Sport)
42 rue Louis Lumière, 75 020 Paris, FRANCE
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ADP Sport Events AB (Small Company)
Kommunalgatan 13, 27398 Smedstorp, SWEDEN
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport Azores – Regional Directorate for Sport – Azores Government (Regional Government Department or Agency)
Rua da Sé 158, 9700-191 Angra do Heroísmo, PORTUGAL
Contact : email@example.com
The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (Other NGO)
Holmens Boulevard 13, 05800 Nyborg, DENMARK
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Charles University; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport (Educational Establishment)
José Martího 31, 162 52 Prague 6, CZECH REPUBLIC
Contact : Balas@ftvs.cuni.cz firstname.lastname@example.org