Margo de Lange, secretary general for the It's Great Out There Coalition
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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 role of Policy Officer, replacing Andrew Denton, who remains on the coalition board. The developments are part of a series of changes that are rolling out this year, designed to enhance the coalition’s capacity and boost the next phase of the #itsgreatoutthere campaign to get more people in Europe active in the outdoors.

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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 benefits of outdoor activities.

Opening Up the Outdoors (OUTO) is a not for profit initiative focusing on diverse ethnic communities, in order to help create an outdoor community and industry that is truly diverse, equitable, anti-racist and accessible to everyone.

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Here are the winners of our #takesomeoneoutdoors competition

23rd September – 23rd October

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Photo by Hey Framling!
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List of grants

Find out which projects we have funded over the years!

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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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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 campaign, the coalition has both promoted outdoor participation to the public and worked with European institutions to influence policy that encourages active lifestyles. In addition, #itsgreatoutthere has directly helped get more of the public into nature for the first time, with thousands of young people across Europe benefiting from grants that have supported grass roots projects.

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WHO guidelines on physical activity
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“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 the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new physical activity guidelines, recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week. The guidelines also state that children up to the age of 17 need at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise each day, and that those activities should be mostly aerobic.

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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 Sports (ENOS). ‘Bringing nature back to our #BeActive lives’ will feature a panel of experts from across the outdoor and sports industry, including EOG President Mark Held, ENOS Chairman Mike McClure, Head of the Nature Unit DG ENV European Commission Nicola Notaro, and elite outdoor sports athlete Kilian Jornet.

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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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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 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas (PAs) during their respective Conferences. These Principles aim to promote good conduct among outdoor sports practitioners.

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