Working together to promote outdoor sports across Europe

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.


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

Chairman: François Beauchard (CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-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)

João Zamith (Surf Club Viana – Portugal)

Cécilia Doteggour (French Federation Of Horse Riding – France)

Petar Ianokov (National Sports Academy – Bulgaria)

Adrien Forestier (Union des Centres de Plein Air – France)

Mark Torsius (International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe – Netherland)

General Secretariat: Antoine Le Bellec (CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – France)