The European Network of Outdoor Sports has been established following the Nature and Outdoor Sports Euro’meet conferences that were held in 2011 (Annecy, France) and 2013 (Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia).
Participants recognised that no organisation was representing outdoor sports at a European level and called for a representative organisation.
ENOS was established formally on 2nd October 2013 in Liptovsky Mikulas and aims to be a network organisation for the development, promotion, employment and management of outdoor sports across Europe.
A management committee has been elected and will lead the network to fulfil this aim by:
Representing Outdoor sport in Europe
Promoting the benefits of outdoor and adventure sports including physical and mental health and well-being, educational opportunities, economic development, European citizenship, environmental awareness and territorial development.
Supporting the organisation 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.