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Call for participation to EU survey on the European sporting goods industry

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

Brussels, BELGIUM

After prolonged and effective advocacy efforts FESI convinces the European Commission to conduct a study on how to Improve Economic Knowledge in the Field of Sports Related Industries.



FESI encourages stakeholders to participate to the online survey, core element of the study, in order to provide the industry’s view on what policymakers can do to support the sporting goods sector.

The study offers a golden plated opportunity for stakeholders to have a say on the European legislators’ modus operandi.

VVA Europe in consortium with KMU Forschung Austria have been contracted to carry out the study and the stakeholder survey on the behalf of the Commission. In doing so, the policy makers will assess the competitiveness of the sector and provide a methodology on how to further generate spill-over effects into the wider economy. The main purpose is therefore to help:

•           Industry operators to make business decisions based on accurate information;

•           Policy makers to engage in evidence-based policy-making;

•           Generate sector specific funding streams at the level of Members states and at regional level;

  • Profile the sector compared to other segments of the EU industry.

The deadline to participate in the stakeholder survey is 28th of July and the study should be concluded by December of 2017.

The questionnaire can be accessed through the following links and is available in the following six languages:







Take a lead and participate in shaping the industry’s European policies!

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) under the powers delegated by the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME (DG GROW),  in partnership with the Federation of European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), are undertaking a study to provide an economic and policy analysis and formulate recommendations on how to increase the industrial competitiveness of the sport-related industries, and notably the sporting goods sector.