The EOC is the European branch of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1968, the EOC today counts 50 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) as members, with its secretariat in Rome. In addition, the EOC has a representation office for the Olympic and Sports Movement in Brussels under the name of EOC EU Office.
The European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO) is a not for profit organisation with public responsibilities, the umbrella organisation of National Sport Confederations and National Olympic Committees from 40 European countries. ENGSO's mission is to promote the interest of sport organisations in Europe.
EuropeActive, fomerly the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA), is the (leading) not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health & fitness sector in Brussels. The European health and fitness sector serves over 46 million consumers, generates 25.2 billion Euro in revenues, employs 400,000 people, and consists of 46,500 facilities.
Special Olympics is an international organisation dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
The European Federation for Company Sport (EFCS) is a voluntary non-profit organisation gathering national company sport federations from 39 different countries of which 21 EU states. These national federations are referent associations in their own countries to organise activities related to company sport that covers all types of sport and physical activities that can be organised by and within the company.
TAFISA is the leading international Sport for All organisation. It focuses on the need and opportunities for successful promotion of Sport for All at the European level by strengthening networking between members and supporting their activities carried out at national and local levels.
The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) is the representative body for the sporting goods sector in Europe. FESI engages with all European political institutions, along with other European authorities and bodies that are stakeholders in the industry. FESI represents some 1,800 companies with a combined annual turnover of more than 65 billion Euros.
ACES Europe is a non-profit association which assigns every year since 2001 the recognitions of European Capital, City, Community and Town of Sport. The allocation of these recognitions are done by ACES Europe, according to the principles of responsibility and ethics, being aware that sport is a factor of aggregation of the society, improvement in the quality of life, psycho-physical well-being and complete integration within social classes in the community.
The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. Created in 1995, ISCA is today a global actor closely cooperating with its 135 member organisations, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders to embark on projects and campaigns that encourage broader participation in grassroots sport and physical activity.
The Union of European Football Associations is the governing body for football at European level with a membership of 54 national football associations in Europe. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA.
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) gathers 32 professional football leagues representing more than 900 clubs in 25 countries, across Europe. As the common voice of competition organisers at domestic level and professional football club employers at European level, the EPFL seeks to enhance and protect the competitive balance of professional football competitions within European football.
The European Golf Association declares as its foundation the observance of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status as laid down by the R&A Limited. The Association concerns itself solely with matters of an international character. The European Golf Association is presently composed of 46 member countries.
The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) is the worldwide representative organisation for all professional players; more than 65,000 footballers in total. Founded on December 15, 1965, FIFPro has 58 members, 2 candidate members and 5 observers.
The ICSS is an independent and non-profit organisation and at the forefront of sport safety, security and integrity. ICSS play an increasingly integral role in addressing critical issues in sport such as corruption, betting fraud and transparency, as well as major event safety and venue security.
The European Club Association (ECA) is the sole, independent body directly representing football clubs at European level. It exists to safeguard and promote their interests on European club football matters.
The European Network of Academic Sports Services (ENAS) is the association of Sports Offices in Higher Education Institutions in Europe. It is a non-governmental, international alliance with a common interest in the promotion of higher education sport and physical activity.
The European Outdoor Group (EOG) represents the interests of both outdoor brands and retailers of outdoor products. The scope of activities ranges from active engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility, through trade fair organisation and the coordination of market research.
The European Lotteries (EL) is the European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit in 44 European countries - including all 27 EU Member States.
The European University Sports Association (EUSA) is an umbrella organisation of national university sports federations in Europe. Its mission is to maintain and develop regular communication between the national federations and disseminate throughout Europe the ideals of university sport.
Sport and Citizenship is a European think tank dedicated to the study of European public policies in the field of sport, and sport's societal impact in Europe. It aims at promoting the sports ethos to encourage and support good practice.
streetfootballworld is a worldwide network of organisations that uses football as a tool to empower disadvantaged people. By connecting with partners from sport, business, politics and philanthropy, Streetfootballworld brings global power to local initiatives.
The European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) counts 48 national member federations. It is a sports organisation, which reaches far beyond the borders of political Europe but nevertheless bears the idea of a united gymnastics nation.
The European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is the trade association representing the responsible voice of the sports nutrition sector in Europe. In addition to its engagement with EU policymaking, ESSNA runs a non-compliance campaign that seeks to protect consumers and enhance the reputation of the sector. More recently, ESSNA has launched a campaign to tackle inadvertent doping in sports nutrition, working to build a discussion forum for the industry, athletic organisations, anti-doping agencies and policymakers.
The European Handball Federation (EHF) is the umbrella organisation for 50 member federations and two associated federations (England and Scotland). The EHF focuses its strengths on and invests its resources in the development of the sport of handball in general with the overall objective to optimise product placement on the competitive sporting market, delivering the delights of handball in the form of high-profile branded events.
European Athletics is the governing body for athletics in Europe, responsible for promoting and developing the sport of athletics (including track & field, road running, race walking, cross-country running, and mountain running) in 51 European countries. European Athletics includes both performance-oriented elite competitions and wide range of participation-oriented grassroots activities such as recreational and fitness running, clubs athletics and physical education.
The European Ramblers Association (ERA) is a network organisation working for promotion of walking, creating trails, exchange of the know-how over the borders and secure the rights of free access to nature for the walkers.
Through this work, ERA also cares for protecting and developing of European cultural heritage and for strengthening of mutual understanding between European citizens.
The European Paralympic Committee (EPC) is a European non-profit organisation which promotes sports for athletes with disability and extends its area of function throughout the whole world.
The EPC is responsible for organising the European Paralympic Committee Youth Games. It also promotes and defends the collective interests of National Paralympic Committees, International Organisation of Sports for the Disabled or International Paralympic Sport Federation and European athletes with disabilities.
The International School Sport Federation (ISF) is the International Federation of official school sport organisations in the different countries or of representative organisations where there is no official one.
It organises international competitions in different sporting disciplines and encourages contests between school students with a view to promoting better mutual understanding. The ISF targets the secondary school-sector, addressing its activities to pupils from 14 to 17 years.
The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA) is an international non-profit association, scientifically based, multidisciplinary and independent.
The platform is gathering “friends” from various fields in health, nutrition, physical activity, consumers, politics and science, encouraging debate on lifestyle issues at the European level.
Panathlon International is the association of "Panathlon Club", essentially based on voluntary membership.
Panathlon is a "Club-Service" with ethical and cultural purposes which aims to deepen, spread and defend the values of sport, understood as a training tool and enhancement of the person and as a vehicle of solidarity between men and peoples.
Rugby Europe is the administrative body for rugby union in Europe.
It promotes, develops, organises and administers the game of rugby in Europe under the authority of World Rugby (the world governing body of rugby union), including the highest level of rugby competition played among European countries and the European Nations Cup Division 1A.
The European Minifootball Federation (EMF) is the governing body of minifootball at European level, and has the purpose to promote, supervise and direct minifootball in Europe, as a means to contribute to the positive development of society.
The Federation connects millions of players from all parts of Europe, through their participation in the national minifootball leagues and championships which are organized by local / national associations.
European Multisport Club Association (EMCA) is a non-political and non-profit Association. Its aim is the development and dissemination of sports as a mean of psycho-physical and moral integrity, promoting the activities of the affiliated sports clubs operating on European scale through the management of all forms of competitive sports, recreational activities including cultural entertainment and leisure activities, events, trips and social events.
A global leader in sports management, Euroleague Basketball develops and organizes elite competitions, sporting events, corporate social responsibility programs and educational initiatives.
Founded in 2000 under a breakthrough private organizational model for European professional team sports, Euroleague Basketball manages the continent's two premier men's basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport's premier under-18 showcase, the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT.
Founded in 1949, FISU stands for Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation). FISU was formed within university institutions in order to promote sports values and encourage sports practice in harmony with and complementary to the university spirit.
Promoting sports values means encouraging friendship, fraternity, fair-play, perseverance, integrity and cooperation amongst students, who one day may have responsibilities and even key positions in politics, the economy, culture and industry.
Reporting on the European Union since 2000, EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organisation that publishes daily news reports, analyses and investigations from Brussels and the EU member states.
We are an indispensable news source for anyone who wants to know what is going on in the EU.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media, with 73 member organisations in 56 European countries and an additional 33 global associates. The EBU covers almost 2,000 broadcasting services, reaching an audience of more than one billion people.
A global leader in broadcasting, the EBU is committed to providing first-class media services and ensuring that decision-makers recognise the important role of public service broadcasters.