building the european education area

european outdoor sports campus

 A strategic framework for empowering outdoor education and promoting European mobility in outdoor sports education 





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The European Outdoor Sports Campus is a new flagship initiative of the European Network of Outdoor Sports with the support of the European Outdoor Sports Centre / CREPS Auvergne Rhône-Alpes in France. 

The campus is not a physical campus where you physically get an education but a network of outdoor sports education stakeholders sharing a vision. 


Any organisation active in the Higher Education (HE) field or vocational education training centre (VET) with expertise on the topic of outdoor sports are welcome to join the network. 

Any organisation active in the broad outdoor sports education sector can also join the campus. However some of the features of the campus wont be fully available for the organisations that don’t apply under the HE och VET policy framework of the European Commission.


 We will provide a database with information about the member organisations of the campus in order and develop a mobility framework. We also aim to develop a capacity building programme for organisations to get the Erasmus+ VET accreditation. One of the objectives is also to developp cooperation projects through the campus on topics that are relevant for the members.


Membership to the outdoor sports campus is free. It is though proposed to organisations willing to join the outdoor sports campus to become member of ENOS if they aren’t yet.


Not currently. You need to be staff member of an organisation active in outdoor education providing training or higher education opportunities.

The Outdoor sports campus has been primarily designed for the following type of organisations:


By 2025, the outdoor sports education sector has a strong capacity to provide Erasmus+ learning opportunities for learners and staff, in line with intentions of the European Education Area, building enhanced, dynamic, resilient, modern and inclusive outdoor sports education system.


  1. Building the capacity of VET or HE outdoor sports education providers to carry out high quality mobility projects, and their ability to form quality partnerships while developing their internationalisation strategy
  2. Developping a strong network of outdoor sports HE and VET education across Europe
  3. Raising the quality of outdoor sports education through best practice exchange in the field of outdoor sports education
  4. Sharing best practices and promoting the use of new and innovative pedagogical methods and technologies, and supporting the professional development of teachers, trainers and other staff involved in outdoor sports education
  5. Improving participants (both staff and learners) key competences and transversal skills, leadership, intercultural, communication and language skills
  6. Making mobility a realistic possibility for any learner in VET or HE in the sector
  7. Fostering the quality, transparency and recognition of learning outcomes of mobility periods abroad for staff and learners in the sector

We Make it Easy to Connect With other training centres

Getting onboard the European Outdoor sports centre is easy. You just need to fill in an online form. It takes approximatively 15′. 


Upcoming events

1st Outdoor Sports Education summit

  • Hosted in Vercors, France Sept 18th to 21st, 2023
  • Vision and directions for the Campus
  • Best practices exchange
  • Project ideation

Success Stories

“Participating to transnational mobility and cooperation projects through the Erasmus+ programme has taken me to another level in my outdoor sports training practices. I’ve been inspired to work more innovative, pro-active and to developp new professional skills. This has been a journey and the impact is tangible on myself, and my professional practices. This is an investment 1000 times worth it!”

Fred Minier

Cimbing training coordinator at CREPS Auvergne Rhone-Alpes in Vallon Pont d'Arc

” The campus is providing unique opportunities for my organisation to explore new areas, to get inspired by other organisations and countries that have developped specific know-how of relevance for us. I hope the campus will provide many opportunities for other organisations and will benefit the education policies at European level, the participating organisations, the staff members and the learners. I’m proud of the CREPS leading the initiative”

Francis Gaillard

Director of CREPS Auvergne -Rhone Alpes & Founder of the European Outdoor sports Campus

“I had the chance to participate to a training session organised in partnership with an Italian training centre in Italy during my training. This provided me the opportunity to developp a set of skills, both transversal and hard, that came in addition to the ones I had got from my training in France. I would recommend any student that gets the chance to participate to short term mobility opportunities in its training to take the chance!”


Outdoor sports education professional in whitewater kayayking, Alumnus at CRFCK

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Building the European Education Area for Outdoor Sports