Our mission

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) is the pre-competitive platform representing the interests of the sporting goods industry in Europe, advancing its members’ priorities and promoting initiatives that benefit the sector, EU citizens and the society as a whole.

Located in the core of the European institutions, FESI is the unique stakeholder that provides sporting goods companies with the possibility to leverage their expertise into one steady and coherent voice in Brussels, allowing them to benefit from the many advantages offered by the EU’s single market of nearly 500 million consumers.

FESI represents some 1 800 sporting goods companies either directly or indirectly, with a total annual turnover of about 81 billion €.


Inform members

  • Monitor and report on EU legislation and rules from European Sport Governing Bodies
  • Develop strong networking opportunities for FESI members
  • Provide guidance on the EU legislative and regulatory framework

Represent interests

  • Engage in proactive policy discussions with the European institutions*
  • Encourage and develop free, fair and sustainable trade and production of sporting goods
  • Foster growth, jobs and innovation in the sporting goods sector
  • Facilitate consumers’ access to sporting goods and equipment in a sustainable and competitive market
  • Reduce red-tape of EU legislation

Profile the sporting goods sector in Europe

  • Promote sport and physical activity: FESI is an official partner of the European week of sport
  • Build a positive narrative of the sporting goods sector
  • Explain the benefits of the sporting goods industry on Europe’s economy and the wellbeing of its citizens

Our vision

    To become the driving actor in Europe truthfully representing all the stakeholders of the sport and physical activity industry. 

Projects and Partnerships

*As part of its advocacy activities, FESI is listed in the transparency register of the European institutions.