We run campaigns and events.

The outdoors provides an endless supply of inspiration, captured in footage, photos and words. We lead the campaign to bring all of that together under the #itsgreatoutthere message, but everyone who loves the outdoors can contribute.
#itsgreatoutthere

Our campaigns and events.

Who’s Out There?

We invite mini-influencer, members, brands and retailer to answer the question: “Why do you love the outdoors?”. The answers are shared far and wide on our social media channels.

European Week of Sport

We are a proud and active partner of the European Week of Sport, which takes place each year between 23 and 30 September.
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Sustainability and Outdoor Activity

COMING SOON – We are currently working on a campaign in collaboration with the EOG to share product sustainability information with the general public.

It’s Great Out There Coalition
@ Outdoor by ISPO

We will be represented at Outdoor by ISPO. Find out about our key activities during the show.

It’s Great Out There Coalition
@ ISPO

We will be represented at ISPO. Find out about our key activities during the show.

Healthy Lifestyles Initiative

We have pledged to deliver thousands of Outdoor Activity Days as part of the European Healthy Lifestyles Initaitive.
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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.
Call for Projects 2023
NewsPress release

Call for #itsgreatoutthere grant projects

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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

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Youth Hiking School - Zadar
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Youth Hiking School

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#itsgreatoutthereMotivationWho’s Out There

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

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OUTO - Opening Up the Outdoors
#itsgreatoutthereMotivationWho’s Out There

#itsgreatoutthere meets OPENING UP THE OUTDOORS

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Down by the river
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Down by the river

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Here are the winners of our #takesomeoneoutdoors competition

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Climbing to the top - Yoga and Sport with Refugees
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Climbing to the top

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The wanderlust women Wild camping expedition no.2

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Join our #takesomeoneoutdoors campaign and win great prizes

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Photobylaurelle
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We Go Outside Too – Out of the Box Festival 2022

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Inspiring young people to get outdoors with our Explore Day

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

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Nordic walking retreat in Pokaini forest
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Nordic walking retreat in Pokaini forest

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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

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Wanderlust Women
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#ITSGREATOUTTHERE meets Wanderlust Women

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EU Sport Forum 2022
AdvocacyNews

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

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

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News

Are you ready to welcome the newcomers?

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Latest #itsgreatoutthere grants continue support for grass roots outdoor participation projects across Europe

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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

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Call for applications for 2022 #itsgreatoutthere grants

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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

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Photo by Hey Framling!
ActivationGrants

List of grants

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ActivationAdvocacyNewsOutdoor Activity Days

It’s Great Out There Coalition pledges to deliver thousands of Outdoor Activity Days to support European Commission’s HealthyLifestyle4All campaign

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ActivationNewsOutdoor Activity Days

Helly Hansen and #itsgreatoutthere to deliver Outdoor Activity Days with We Go Outside Too

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Grant helps give new experience in the UK’s oldest National Park to hundreds from inner city Nottingham

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Advocacy

Aiming for a greener approach to outdoor activities and sport

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Mountaineering Youth Programme
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From Madrid to the mountains with support from #itsgreatoutthere

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Copyright Walk and Talk Trust
#itsgreatoutthereMotivationNews

Charity campaign walks to success by funding free boots for 1,000 kids

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ActivationGrantsNewsOutdoor Activity Days

Latest #itsgreatoutthere grants will deliver thousands of days of outdoor activities

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About the first round of 2021 #itsgreatoutthere grants

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Girls count! Adventures

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Minds Matter

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Outdoors to Share

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Outdoor by Ternua and IGOT, Action 3

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Families in the Mountains

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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

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AdvocacyNewsSocietal Context

Putting the outdoors at the heart of Europe’s post pandemic recovery plan

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ActivationNewsOutdoor Activity Days

Launch of #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days aims to boost participation across Europe

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ActivationNewsOutdoor Activity Days

The Coalition launches #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days and announces a new round of funding for grassroots projects

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ActivationAdvocacyMotivationNews

It’s Great Out There Coalition: Annual Report 2020

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WHO guidelines on physical activity
AdvocacyNewsSocietal Context

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

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Black Girls Hike
MotivationWho’s Out There

Inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors – leading campaigners in the news

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AdvocacyNewsSocietal Context

Bringing nature back to our #BeActive lives – free online event on Thursday 10 December

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European Week of SportMotivationNews

outdoorsmiles competition – highlights

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#itsgreatoutthere grant helps hundreds of young people discover adventure in the mountains

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News

Invitation – The power of the Outdoors

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Welcome to my garden
MotivationWho’s Out There

Welcome to my garden

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ActivationGrantsNewsOutdoor Activity Days

Young people from six nations will benefit from new #itsgreatoutthere grants

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The rewarding results of #itsgreatoutthere grants

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Launch of #itsgreatoutthere micro-grants to help non-profit organisations get Europe active outdoors

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Outdoor Families Get Out After Lockdown Project

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Out and About

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AFK Autumn Holiday Programme

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Inspiring young people to get outside after Covid

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#itsgreatoutthereAdvocacyInspirationNews

New research reveals greater public appetite for outdoor activities after COVID

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Outdoor with TERNUA and #itsgreatoutthere by CREPS

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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

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#itsgreatoutthereInspirationMotivationNews

10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas

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European Week of SportMotivationNews

TakeSomeoneOutdoors competition: Explore the winner photos

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AKU – ORME – Festival dei sentieri

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Skills for Living

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HEALING NATURE: CYCLING ALONG THE DANUBE RIVER – School on Wheels

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11 students, 15 days, one goal: Crossing the Pyrenees

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Equipment for Wetherby Explorer Scouts

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School cross the Alps

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TRAIL BLAZERS – adventure camp – follow up

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#itsgreatoutthereMotivationNews

#itsgreatoutthere launches collaboration with HorizonSports.tv

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EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY TO DISCOVER THE JOY OF MOVEMENT

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Stamford Welland Academy

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TRAIL BLAZERS: Take a chance follow your heart & blaze a trail

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New #itsgreatoutthere grant for Rosendale school

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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

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Introducing local youth to the mountains

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37 pupils are travelling by bike through the Netherlands

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It’s Great Out There: FMM Big Mountain Clean Up

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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

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Photo by Arthur Poulin on Unsplash
#itsgreatoutthereMotivationNews

#itsgreatoutthere teams up with Unsplash to share outdoor inspiration

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#itsgreatoutthere at Kemptner Hut
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Crossing The Alps with a school class

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European Week of SportMotivationNews

50 friends’ hike. #TakeSomeoneOutdoors

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Trek with donkeys by AKU

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Photo by Visual Stories || Micheile on Unsplash
AdvocacyNewsSocietal Context

Cities with active residents see boost in economy and productivity

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MotivationSocietal ContextWho’s Out There

OUTDOOR against CANCER

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NewsSocietal Context

Test fitness at primary school, say health campaigners

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Capacity BuildingInspirationMotivationSocietal Context

Kids Will Be Kids

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Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

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