About the european network of outdoor sports
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 VISION & ACTIONS
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 ENOS Board is elected for two years at the general assembly and all members are volunteers.
Chairman: Mike McClure (Sport Northern Ireland – UK)
Vice Chairman: João Zamith (Surf Club Viana – Portugal)
Secretary: Maxine Gregory (Sheffield Hallam University – UK)
Treasurer: Andreas Thomann (Technical University Munich – Germany)
Communication: Mark Torsius (International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe – Netherland) & Barbara Eigenschenk (Technical University Munich – Germany)
Eduard Ingles Yuba (National institute of physical education of Catalonia – Spain)
Cécilia Doteggour (French Federation of Horse Riding – France)
Petar Iankov (National Sports Academy – Bulgaria)
Michel Bazile (National sailing school – France)
Francis Gaillard (National outdoor sports ressource center – Sports Ministry – France)
Casper Lindemann (NOC & Sportsconfederation of Denmark)
Tilman Sobek (Mountain Bike Forum – Germany)
John Bogelund (Municipality of Silkeborg – Denmark)
Leonardo la Rocca (Region Lombardia – Italy)
David Rontet (École Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques – France)
Nico Graaf (Mountain Bike Forum – Germany)
General Secretariat: Benjamin Billet (National outdoor sports ressource center – Sports Ministry – France)