Grassroots sport for stronger communities
The European Sports NGO (ENGSO)
ENGSO is the European Sports NGO and the leading voice for voluntary-based grassroots sport in Europe. Together with our 38 members – National Sports Confederations, National Olympic Committees and other sports organisations from 34 European countries – we form a network that brings together people of different ages and backgrounds that share a passion for sport.
ENGSO’s prospects and aspirations have always been relevant not only in the European arena as a whole, but in specific national, regional or local contexts. Even if the sporting systems have their own characteristics in every country, they have similar challenges due to the recent globalisation and internationalisation of sport.
ENGSO exists to be a proactive front-runner in the sports political field, a strong networking organisation for sport in Europe and a counterpart for European governmental institutions dealing directly or indirectly with sport. That is why ENGSO has been carrying out so many activities in the last decades. Apart from organising events, ENGSO has led and been partner in several EU projects to capture European sport issues facing today’s sports organisations. Next to active communication and dissemination of information, ENGSO has a leading role in representing grassroots sport to European Union institutions and the Council of Europe.