Welcome to the ENGSO web site!
Let us briefly introduce to you a European sports organization, which currently plays an important role in the sports movement in Europe.
ENGSO is a not for profit organization with public responsibilities. Its members are the National Sports Confederations and National Olympic Committees, if they are the national umbrella organizations for sports in their country.
The History of ENGSO started in the early 1960s, when the Western European countries set up the so-called "NGO Club" in order to join forces and establish a discussion forum to define common sport political positions. This was as a result of governments beginning to deliberate on sports matters in the Council of Europe. In 1990 the NGO Club changed its name to ENGSO - European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation and in 1995 official statutes were adopted.
In this way, ENGSO became a key player in defending the interests of sport at a European level, especially vis-à-vis the political and administrative sports organisations of the European Union. ENGSO is today a Pan-European sports organization which has the capacity to build bridges of co-operation across all European sports.
Members of ENGSO represent the national sport in its broadest sense - from children and youth sports, to "sport for all" activities through to elite sports. ENGSO presently has 40 national umbrella sports organisations as members.
On this web site you can find ENGSO main aims, organizational structure, important policy documents, and ENGSO involvement to the various projects (Network).