ENGSO and EL have decided to renew their partnership for two additional years. Having both renewed their strategy, EL and ENGSO are looking forward to leverage the results of the cooperation to additional projects and activities which will further support the two associations’ strategy.

EL President, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, states “The strategy of both associations is based on similar core values, like society, integrity and responsibility and I am convinced that on this basis in the next two years we will achieve much more together, taking the cooperation onto a higher level, in the highest interest of a credible, values-driven and inspirational grassroots sport in Europe”.

ENGSO President, Carlos Paula Cardoso has also highlighted “Driven by the natural nexus between the two associations, we will be looking on how ENGSO and EL can be of further support to each other. We need to work further together to raise awareness about the significance of grassroots sport in Europe and the importance of EL Members in this domain, but also see how we can further support each other’s strategy through concrete activities”.

EL and ENGSO have been cooperating for the 9 last years. During the last term, the two associations have many achievements to look back on, including the organisation of successful events during the European Week of Sport (EWOS), in which they raised issues of significance, the launch of the ERASMUS+ co-funded project “ASPIRE” for the integration of refugees through sport, and the promotion of the importance of grassroots sport in different fora.