30th September – 2nd October 2015
Newsletter 2

Good News

The early bird rate of £200 for the event has been extended until 31st July 2015, so get your booking <> in soon.

To date we have delegates booked from France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Spain as well as Ireland and the UK – so it’s starting to look truly international.

This is a great opportunity to participate in a European event on outdoor sports, learn from good practice across Europe and also to network and build relationships with practitioners and managers across a range of EU member states.

The value of Networking

The Euro’meet provides a unique opportunity to develop partnerships with sports bodies or local authorities across Europe, which is essential if you want to apply for the new funding programme of Erasmus Plus for Sport<>

Developing and building partnerships is essential for this programme and the Euro’meet is a great way to do this.

Our key note speaker is from the EU Sport Unit and will provide the required insights into the EU priorities for sport and how outdoor sports can feed into these. This provides a real opportunity to learn first-hand about what is required for a successful application for EU funding.

Partners from the European Network of Outdoor Sports have worked together after the last Nature and Sport Euro’meet in 2013 to develop a new application for over 350,000€ to carry out research into the value of the social benefits associated with outdoor sports.

This project called BOSS (Benefits of outdoor sports for society) has been led by Pole Ressources National de Sports de Nature in France with Sport NI, Sheffield Hallum University and Munich Technical University but in partnership with 7 other EU member state organisations.

This would have been impossible without the networking developed through the 2013 Nature and Sport Euro’meet. Therefore if you are thinking of developing an aspect of outdoor sports and are seeking EU funding the Euro’meet provides a fantastic opportunity for this.

Speaker Profile   –       Leon McCarron

[]We are delighted to have explorer and film-maker Leon McCarron<> back home for the Euro’meet to provide a presentation on his latest adventures following two rivers in Iran and Patagonia.

At the end of 2012 Leon crossed 1000 miles of the Empty Quarter desert, pulling a cart loaded with supplies. In May 2012 he concluded a 6-month, 3000 mile expedition walking the length of China, from the Gobi desert in Mongolia to South China Sea in Hong Kong. National Geographic produced a 4-part TV series of the journey. Other journeys include 14,000 miles solo and unsupported on a bicycle from New York to Hong Kong

You can find out some more about Leon’s latest adventure on the Karun river by going to

The 3rd Nature and Sport Euro’meet – a fantastic opportunity for learning, sharing and developing

So what are you waiting for – book now at<>/euro-meet

Sport NI is proud to be a partner for the forthcoming Nature and Sports Euro’meet being held from 30th September – 2nd October 2015 in Newcastle, Co. Down. For more information go to
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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre which is funded and managed by Sport Northern Ireland provides skills and leadership courses in a wide range of outdoor adventure sports. For further details check out their website<>