We provide insight.

To make a difference, we need to know what’s going on. That’s why we conduct research and collect insights into outdoor activity behaviours and the societal impact of outdoor activity.

Our projects.

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Participation Barometer

How many people are out there? What are they doing? What motivates them? What barriers exist? Our participation barometer breaks down the demographics and behaviours of outdoor participation in Europe.

Benefits of Outdoor Sports for Society

The BOSS project outlines all of the benefits of outdoors sport for society and provides a model to calculate the social return on investment for outdoor activity projects.
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Mind Body Boost

Mind Body Boost is an evidence-based intervention project, set in the university and college context, devised to support young people in managing their mental and physical health. Outdoor activity plays a central role in the intervention methodology.

Other relevant insights and updates.

There is a lot of information available on the benefits of outdoor activity for individuals and for society as a whole. We collect the most relevant insights and updates below.
Wanderlust Women

#ITSGREATOUTTHERE meets Wanderlust Women

Amira Patel is the founder of Wanderlust Women, a hiking and adventure group for Muslim women. Amira’s vision is for it to be normal in society for women from her background to explore the great outdoors, to feel confident when they are out in nature. We spoke to Amira to learn more about her own experience in the outdoors, and plans for the future of Wanderlust Women. 

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EU Sport Forum 2022

Coalition attended the EU Sport Forum 16-17 June 2022, Lille (France)

On 16 and 17 June 2022 the European Commission, in cooperation with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, hosted the 2022 edition of the EU Sport Forum in Lille, France. The event wad the first in person meeting of European sport stakeholders after the Covid pandemic, themed: ‘European Sport: fair, inclusive and fit for a sustainable future’. Margo de Lange attended the event on behalf of the It’s Great Out There Coalition in her home town.

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