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The House of Sport welcomes 5 new partners

Thursday, 9 June, 2016

Brussels, BELGIUM

The House of Sport welcomes 5 new partners

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Brussels, Belgium - 9 June 2016  The House of Sport which was created in September 2015 by several leading organisations in the sport and active leisure sector, has by now steadily integrated into the European landscape of sports, due to the combined efforts of its 15 partners.

After several months of organising various activities in European sport and demonstrating a strong commitment to the industry, the House of Sport is pleased to welcome five new partners that will join forces with the founding partners.

Earlier in 2016, FIM - Europe, JJIF and EC-OE joined the House of Sport. FIM-Europe is a Continental Union (CONU), that groups 47 National Federations (FMNs) and 6 Regional Motorcycling Associations together. FIM-Europe operates in conjunction with FIM (the International Motorcycling Federation) also in all issues linked to the organisation of international non-sporting events held in Europe and in the general promotion of motorcycling. Secondly, the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) is the international counterpart of the European Ju-Jitsu Federation. Lastly, the European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE) is an overarching organization representing the interests of all national outdoor associations in Europe. 

In the run up to the European Week of Sport 2016, the House of Sport may also welcome the EFSMA and ENOS to enlarge its range of activities.  The European Federation of Sport Medicine Associations (EFSMA) represents a pan-European forum in Sports Medicine; it coordinates European Sports Medicine actions and cooperates with the Sport Science disciplines in Europe. The European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) promotes the benefits of outdoor and adventure sports (physical and mental health, economic development, environmental awareness and territorial development).

Altogether, the expansion of this alliance facilitates the overall development of the sport sector, through cross-sectoral cooperation and by raising awareness on the benefits of sports and physical activity. It also enables one of the main priorities of this strategic partnership: supporting charity organisations. The House of Sport is assured that the new partners will provide innovative perspectives to the organisation and looks forward to their contribution.

FESI's Secretary General, Alberto Bichi comments: “From the very beginning, FESI has done significant efforts to create the House of Sport and it is rewarding to witness such a successful expansion. By establishing ties with strategic partners and strengthening our network, we bring cross-sectoral cooperation to a higher level”.