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Join the HL4EU Call for Action: Support Healthy Lifestyles in Europe

The HL4EU (Healthy Lifestyles for Europe) project has published its Call for Action: "Enabling Cross-Sectoral Approaches for Healthy Lifestyles in Europe."
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European grassroots projects receive #itsgreatoutthere 2024 grants to promote outdoor activities

We're thrilled to announce the recipients of our latest #itsgreatoutthere grants, supporting eight grassroots initiatives with €32,000! These projects will bring outdoor adventures to communities ...
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Call for Projects 2024
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Call for #ItsGreatOutThere Grant Projects 2024

We are excited to announce the launching of a new grant for 2024!
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Olive Academies – Venture Beyond

Grant report
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Venture Out Wilderness Project – Outdoor Family Experiences

Grant report
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Here are the winners of our #outdoorstogether competition

23rd September – 23rd October
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Urban Uprising Outdoor

Grant report
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Join our #OutdoorsTogether campaign and win great prizes

23rd September – 23rd October
Adventures are best when shared with friends! Take a friend outdoors and win outdoor equipment.
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Members

It’s Great Out There Coalition Member Showcase Helly Hansen

Questions answered by Michael Uhl, VP Marketing and Brand Partnerships, Helly Hansen

Norwegian brand Helly Hansen is known around the world and has been active ...
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Grass roots projects across Europe secure #itsgreatoutthere grants to get more people active in the outdoors

We are delighted to confirm details of eight grass roots initiatives that have been awarded #itsgreatoutthere grants of up to €5,000. Between them and through ...
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Members

Interview with Vittorio Forato – AKU Marketing Manager

In this member showcase feature, we will focus on AKU. This iconic Italian family-owned brand is known world-wide for its high quality footwear, and since ...
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News

Council Member application

The Coalition is looking for Council members to contribute to the work on OUTO or IGOT topics. Both the IGOT Council and the OUTO Council ...
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News

Communications Manager (Job Advert)

Ever wondered what it would be like to combine your passion for the outdoors with a remote full-time paid role? Skiing in the morning, working ...
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Call for Projects 2023
NewsPress release

Call for #itsgreatoutthere grant projects

We are delighted to announce that we are about to launch the next round of #itsgreatoutthere grants.
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Margo de Lange, secretary general for the It's Great Out There Coalition
NewsPress release

New Secretary General pledges to build profile and impact of the It’s Great Out There Coalition

The It’s Great Out There Coalition (IGOT) enters 2023 with a new Secretary General leading the organisation. Margo de Lange has stepped up from the ...
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Youth Hiking School - Zadar
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Youth Hiking School

Grant report
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#itsgreatoutthere and OPENING UP THE OUTDOORS are seeking Volunteer Community Advisors

The It’s Great Out There Coalition (IGOT) is a European not for profit collaboration launched by the outdoor industry to increase public awareness of the ...
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OUTO - Opening Up the Outdoors
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#itsgreatoutthere meets OPENING UP THE OUTDOORS

Founded in 2021, as a response to systemic racism Opening Up The Outdoors (OUTO) is a UK-based not-for-profit initiative that focuses on the continued inclusion, ...
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Down by the river
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Down by the river

Grant report
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Here are the winners of our #takesomeoneoutdoors competition

23rd September – 23rd October
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Climbing to the top - Yoga and Sport with Refugees
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Climbing to the top

Grant report
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The wanderlust women Wild camping expedition no.2

Grant report
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Join our #takesomeoneoutdoors campaign and win great prizes

23rd September – 23rd October
Adventures are best when shared with friends! Take a friend outdoors and win outdoor equipment.
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Photobylaurelle
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We Go Outside Too – Out of the Box Festival 2022

Grant report
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Inspiring young people to get outdoors with our Explore Day

Grant report
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The Wanderlust Women - Copyright Harriet
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The wanderlust women camping weekender no.1

Grant report
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Nordic walking retreat in Pokaini forest
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Nordic walking retreat in Pokaini forest

Grant report
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Youth Hiking School with Hiking Club Paklenica
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Youth Hiking School in Croatia teaches ‘leave no trace’ mindset

As one of the latest organizations to receive support from the #itsgreatoutthere campaign, Zadar Mountain Guides Association is contributing to achieving one of the campaign’s ...
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Wanderlust Women
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#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 ...
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EU Sport Forum 2022
Advocacy

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 ...
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Down by the River - grant
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‘Down by the River’ and #itsgreatoutthere

May finally sees the conclusion of a three-year collaboration between #itsgreatoutthere and the Comunità di San Martino al Campo (SMaC) association, which has been working ...
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News

Are you ready to welcome the newcomers?

It's Great Out There Coalition Policy Officer, Margo de Lange, contributed to the latest Suston Magazine digital sendout with an opinion piece on shaping our ...
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Latest #itsgreatoutthere grants continue support for grass roots outdoor participation projects across Europe

We are delighted to announce details of six grass roots projects that have secured funding through the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants. Each will receive ...
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Outsiders Project: Dora Atim, Photo Credit: Phil Young for The Outsiders Project x SquareSpace
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Outsiders Diversity report

The North Face, adidas, Arc’teryx and Patagonia come together in a new report highlighting the lack of diversity in Outdoor Culture.
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Call for applications for 2022 #itsgreatoutthere grants

Applications are open until 28th February
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Coalition joins European Commission Green Sport Expert Group
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Coalition adds outdoor perspective to European Commission Expert Group

We are delighted to report that the It’s Great Out There Coalition has been invited to join the European Commission’s Expert Group on ‘Green Sport’. ...
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Photo by Hey Framling!
ActivationGrants

List of grants

Find out which projects we have funded over the years!
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It’s Great Out There Coalition pledges to deliver thousands of Outdoor Activity Days to support European Commission’s HealthyLifestyle4All campaign

The It’s Great Out There Coalition is delighted to support HealthyLifestyle4All, the European Commission’s two-year campaign that aims to link sport and active lifestyles with ...
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Helly Hansen and #itsgreatoutthere to deliver Outdoor Activity Days with We Go Outside Too

We have already helped thousands of citizens to get active in the outdoors through our #itsgreatoutthere grants programme and that will continue. Meanwhile, it’s really ...
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Grant helps give new experience in the UK’s oldest National Park to hundreds from inner city Nottingham

One of the projects that we have supported with an #itsgreatoutthere grant this year is True Nature Project, an initiative by the non-profit organisation AKA ...
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Aiming for a greener approach to outdoor activities and sport

One of the trickier tasks for everyone involved in the #itsgreatoutthere campaign is achieving our overarching objective of getting more ...
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Mountaineering Youth Programme
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From Madrid to the mountains with support from #itsgreatoutthere

Last year, we awarded a series of #itsgreatoutthere micro-grants to projects around Europe, as part of our response to the impact of COVID-19 on the ...
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Copyright Walk and Talk Trust
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Charity campaign walks to success by funding free boots for 1,000 kids

A North East England based charity will donate more than 1,000 pairs of walking boots to children following the success of its first fundraising campaign. ...
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Latest #itsgreatoutthere grants will deliver thousands of days of outdoor activities

Grass roots projects around Europe are set to deliver thousands of days of outdoor activities after securing support from the It’s Great Out There Coalition. ...
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About the first round of 2021 #itsgreatoutthere grants

The following seven projects have been awarded #itsgreatoutthere grants of between €1,000 and €5,000:
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Girls count! Adventures

A STEAM themed outdoor adventure for Black mothers and daughters, aimed at building mathematical identities of Black working class girls through mother/daughter engagement, mobility, and ...
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Minds Matter

Our experience pre and during CV19, has told us that deprived young people are more vulnerable to developing poor mental-health and we regularly see first-hand, ...
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Outdoors to Share

Outdoors to Share supports disadvantaged Hackney families to help each other to get outdoors regularly – to play,walk and camp. This will include 6 supported ...
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Outdoor by Ternua and IGOT, Action 3

Objective of the action: Making nature activities accessible to „NEETS”, by highlighting benefits on mental and physical health as well as on the skills developed, ...
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Families in the Mountains

The project called “Family in the mountains” aims to enable vulnerable families living in the territory of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley to take part in ...
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Woman running in park
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Major new research confirms link between physical activity and better COVID-19 outcomes

The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) has published details of a major research project with COVID-19 patients, undertaken by ...
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Putting the outdoors at the heart of Europe’s post pandemic recovery plan

The whole of Europe is now turning its focus on how society and the economy will recover after the pandemic and that is reflected in ...
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Launch of #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days aims to boost participation across Europe

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has unveiled details of a new concept that will be at the heart of the next phase of its ...
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The Coalition launches #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days and announces a new round of funding for grassroots projects

Since its launch in 2017, the Coalition has grown into a major pan-European movement, inspiring citizens to get active in the outdoors. Through the #itsgreatouthere ...
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It’s Great Out There Coalition: Annual Report 2020

Last December, we held our General Assembly (online, of course), updating our members about activities during 2020 and outlining plans for the year ahead. Despite ...
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WHO guidelines on physical activity
AdvocacySocietal Context

“Being physically active…can help add years to life and life to years”

At #itsgreatoutthere campaign HQ (which moves around, but is usually on a hill or mountain somewhere), we were very interested to see the news that ...
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Black Girls Hike
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Inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors – leading campaigners in the news

From the moment that we launched the #itsgreatoutthere campaign, one of our key priorities has been to encourage greater diversity in the outdoors. We have ...
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Bringing nature back to our #BeActive lives – free online event on Thursday 10 December

Next week, our colleagues at the European Outdoor Group (EOG) will be participating in an exciting online seminar, organised by the European Network of Outdoor ...
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European Week of SportMotivation

outdoorsmiles competition – highlights

Sharing is caring. Especially when it comes to fun outdoor activities. Whether it's a walk in the nearby park, organizing a picnic after work, planning a ...
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#itsgreatoutthere grant helps hundreds of young people discover adventure in the mountains

Early in 2020, we awarded an #itsgreatoutthere grant to a ‘En Passant par la Montagne’ (‘Through the Mountain’), a non-profit initiative that allows young people ...
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News

Invitation – The power of the Outdoors

INVITATION The power of the Outdoors October, 2214:00 – 16:00 CET VIRTUAL SEMINAR by ENOS and IT’S GREAT OUT THERE ...
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Welcome to my garden
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Welcome to my garden

Everyone deserves a holiday; Belgian group of outdoor enthusiasts set up citizen driven garden sharing community for slow travellers to facilitate #staycation slow tourism. The ...
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Young people from six nations will benefit from new #itsgreatoutthere grants

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed the 10 projects that will be supported in the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants. Local initiatives in ...
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The rewarding results of #itsgreatoutthere grants

One of the most rewarding aspects for everyone involved in our movement is receiving news of how an #itsgreatoutthere grant has helped introduce young people ...
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Launch of #itsgreatoutthere micro-grants to help non-profit organisations get Europe active outdoors

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has announced details of a new round of #itsgreatoutthere grants, designed to fund projects by non-profit organisations that take ...
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Outdoor Families Get Out After Lockdown Project

As lockdown eases, The Outdoor Families Get Out After Lockdown Project will help disadvantaged families in London to rebuild their confidence and get outdoors more ...
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Out and About

We plan to dedicate the funds to our Norrbotten and Västerbotten department where we arrange sport, outdoor and cultural activities for immigrants and locals. The ...
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AFK Autumn Holiday Programme

Closure of schools & colleges and removal of activities, care and support networks, and respite due to COVID-19 has catastrophic. Loneliness, isolation and anxiety are ...
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Inspiring young people to get outside after Covid

In response to the pandemic we postponed our usual programme and set up a bespoke, virtual, one-to-one mentoring scheme. Post-lockdown, we would like to run ...
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New research reveals greater public appetite for outdoor activities after COVID

New research released today reveals that the appeal of outdoor activities has been boosted by enforced COVID-19 restrictions. In a survey of consumers in seven ...
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Outdoor with TERNUA and #itsgreatoutthere by CREPS

For several years now, the CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Vallon Pont d'Arc has been making outdoor activities more accessible to young people who do not engage in ...
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Free to be Kids – growing children’s emotional health
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Free to be Kids – growing children’s emotional health

“Free to be Kids” projects for lasting positive memories outdoors: The projects the kids undertake with “Free to be Kids” are designed to give them ...
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10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas

On the occasion of the 2019 European Week of Sports, the EUROPARC Federation and the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) launched simultaneously the 10 ...
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TakeSomeoneOutdoors competition: Explore the winner photos

Sharing is caring. Especially when it comes to fun outdoor activities. Whether it's a walk in the nearby park, organizing a picnic after work, planning a ...
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AKU – ORME – Festival dei sentieri

One day out to enjoy the beauty of nature and learn more about the benefit of mountain life. More than 100 young mountain lovers in ...
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Skills for Living

We run a service called Skills for Living, for Care experienced Young people aged 16-24. These are vulnerable young people whom usually struggle mentally and ...
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HEALING NATURE: CYCLING ALONG THE DANUBE RIVER – School on Wheels

On the 6th of may 2019 eleven students of the SMaC school embarked with their educators and some volunteers in a 5-day bicycle journey in ...
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11 students, 15 days, one goal: Crossing the Pyrenees

Each year, students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade at a school in Hamburg (Winterhuder Reformschule) prepare for a 2-week challenge. A challenge that pushes ...
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Equipment for Wetherby Explorer Scouts

The Wetherby District Explorer Scouts consists of around a hundred 14-18 year old boys and girls. We have been recently rejuvenated with an influx of ...
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School cross the Alps

The class 7b put itself the goal of crossing the alps from Oberstdorf to Meran in 8 days. The concept behind it is called Herausforderung“ ...
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TRAIL BLAZERS – adventure camp – follow up

Follow your heart, take a chance and blaze a trail! TrailBlazers is a youth empowerment mission to build confidence, resilience and life skills to help ...
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#itsgreatoutthere launches collaboration with HorizonSports.tv

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has announced details of its latest collaboration, with HorizonSports.tv, the world’s only nature sports and wellness video platform. The ...
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EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TO DISCOVER THE JOY OF MOVEMENT

Hundreds of young people from a school in eastern England are enjoying new experiences in the outdoors thanks to the award of an #itsgreatoutthere grant. ...
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Stamford Welland Academy

Hundreds of young people from a school in eastern England are enjoying new experiences in the outdoors thanks to the award of an #itsgreatoutthere grant. ...
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TRAIL BLAZERS: Take a chance follow your heart & blaze a trail

TrailBlazers is a ground breaking youth empowerment initiative to help teenage girls develop the confidence and skills to navigate their own path and live courageously ...
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New #itsgreatoutthere grant for Rosendale school

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed that the next #itsgreatoutthere grant will be awarded to a collaboration between Finnish children’s outdoor brand Reima ...
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De Buurtcamping - photo by Vincent van Kleef
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New #itsgreatoutthere grant helps communities to connect through campsites in city parks

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has awarded its seventh #itsgreatoutthere grant to a Dutch project called De Buurtcamping. The initiative is designed to unify ...
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Introducing local youth to the mountains

Many local youth (living in Haute-Savoie) have absolutely no contact or connection with the surrounding mountain environment. The non-profit En Passant par la Montagne offers ...
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37 pupils are travelling by bike through the Netherlands

The 37 pupils of class 7b from the „Freie Waldorfschule am Kräherwald e.V.“ are travelling by bike through the Netherlands. For two weeks the girls ...
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It’s Great Out There: FMM Big Mountain Clean Up

Every year on the first saturday of June, FFM (Madrilenian federation of mountaineering), convene the mountaineers from Madrid to share a day in nature.
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School on Wheels expedition up the Danube river
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It’s Great Out There: School on Wheels expedition up the Danube river

Adventures take many forms, and can have a different purpose and meaning to every person that takes part.
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Photo by Arthur Poulin on Unsplash
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#itsgreatoutthere teams up with Unsplash to share outdoor inspiration

The It’s Great Out There Coalition is working in partnership with Unsplash, an industry-leading photography community where over 50,000 photographers contribute their amazing work openly ...
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#itsgreatoutthere at Kemptner Hut
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Crossing The Alps with a school class

Thirteen Teenagers From Northern Germany Accomplished A Huge Challenge This Summer
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European Week of SportMotivationNews

50 friends’ hike. #TakeSomeoneOutdoors

So you’re keen to try something new and different this spring. You’re up for a Microadventure. Great! “But now what?” I hear you ask. “What ...
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Trek with donkeys by AKU

Trek with donkeys is an easy and educational trek which is perfect both for children and adults and amazingly fits for the goal of #itsgreatoutthere. ...
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Photo by Visual Stories || Micheile on Unsplash
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Cities with active residents see boost in economy and productivity

Cities in which residents are physically active have a big advantage over their more sedentary rivals, with better economic productivity, higher property values and improved ...
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OUTDOOR against CANCER

The project Outdoor Against Cancer (OAC) starts under the motto „stay fit – get healthy“ #stayfitgethealthy on this years OUTDOOR fair in Friedrichshafen (July 15th ...
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Test fitness at primary school, say health campaigners

Children should be tested for fitness, as well as maths and English, to reduce inactivity, say health campaigners. Campaign group ...
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Kids Will Be Kids

Children who lead a rough and tumble lifestyle tend to have parents with a great deal of trepidation. Every parent, teacher, or caregiver knows when ...
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Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Children who engage in risky outdoor play see greater physical and social health benefits. New research from UBC and the ...
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