ENGSO – The European Sports NGO

ENGSO is the leading voice for voluntary-based grassroots sport in Europe and a not for profit organisation with public responsibilities, the umbrella organisation of National Sport Confederations and National Olympic Committees from 33 European countries.

The European Non-Governmental Sports Organisations is a not-for-profit organisation that acts as the umbrella organisation for National Olympic Committees and National Sports Confederations responsible for grassroots sports in 33 European countries.

ENGSO builds bridges among different stakeholders dealing with grassroots sport activities in order to:

  • provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and information;
  • discuss and lobby on current sport political issues;
  • seek common positions on sports issues and publicise these positions;
  • strengthen the co-operation with other sport bodies;
  • contribute to intergovernmental sports co-operation, and represent the principal non-governmental organisation position within other European sports related meetings;
  • develop and support ENGSO Youth.

Vision

Grassroots sport for stronger communities

Mission

To represent, develop and advocate for voluntary-based sport in Europe

Values

Democracy, equality, inclusion, sustainability, integrity and education

The rules of ENGSO are presented in ENGSO Statutes.

ENGSO is fulfilling its vision and mission through three areas: ENGSO advocates for European policy that enables a thriving civil society of sport and the modernisation of the sports movement ENGSO is a platform for developing and exchanging ideas that enhance the importance of grassroots sport ENGSO’s organisation, finances and brand fully support our vision and mission

History

OUR VALUES ARE DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY, INCLUSION, SUSTAINABILITY, INTEGRITY AND EDUCATION. 

ENGSO strengthens co-operation with others sport bodies and sport-related organisations to represent the principal non-governmental organisation position.