We believe that Outdoor Sports are very important to many Europeans and need to be developed, managed and promoted to optimise and to provide sustainability to the benefits that they bring. The partners of the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) have highlighted the importance of a European Charter that expresses a shared vision for outdoor sports across Europe.

The 10 commitments for outdoor sports in Europe

  1. Outdoor sports for all
    We will promote all aspects of outdoor sports that is fully inclusive for all types of participants.
  2. Physical and mental health
    We recognise and promote the evidence that outdoor sports have a positive eect on the physical and mental health of participants.
  3. Access to areas and sites
    We believe that natural areas should be accessible for sustainable responsible activities but that at times appropriate regulations and limitations may be considered in collaboration with all parties involved.
  4. Education and socialization
    We recognise and promote the evidence that outdoor sports can contribute signicantly to European targets for Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) and have a positive effect on the mental well-being of participants.
  5. Environmental awareness and conservation
    We conrm that outdoor sports must respect the environment to ensure sustainability and believe that outdoor sports can raise awareness of environmental issues.
  6. Safety of participants
    We believe in the importance of training, qualication and accreditation in outdoor sports.
  7. Local economy and tourism
    We believe that outdoor sports can support traditional economic activities and the local tourism economy.
  8. Tourism and culture
    We believe that the strategic development of national and cross-border tourism from outdoor sports creates opportunities to discover and value the natural sites of European member states.
  9. Professional mobility in the European Union
    We believe in the mobility of outdoor sports professionals and the exchange of good practice.
  10. Innovation and social inclusion
    We believe that outdoor sports continually develop, change and are modied and therefore meet the needs of present and future generations. Such innovations are to be encouraged to support high performance but also accessibility for all.

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