About EOG

The European Outdoor Group is an association representing the common interests of the European outdoor industry.

The EOG was founded in 2003 by 19 of the world’s largest outdoor companies, who recognised the need for a cohesive, cross border approach to representation of the outdoor sector. In a world of increasing internationalism, legislation, environment, the media and trade are all now multinational by nature.

The combined strength of our members, and a close cooperation with national outdoor associations, provides us with an extremely powerful force to represent the European outdoor industry in a constructive and positive manner.

We share a vision with many others in our industry, to encourage people of all ages and in all locations to be active outdoors.

The outdoor industry is one of the major players in the sporting goods sector. In order to maintain and strengthen this position, the EOG undertakes a number of projects for the benefit of the whole European outdoor industry.

Key areas of EOG activity include:

  • Sustained, in depth and representative market research
  • Coordination and promotion of responsible industry practices
  • Industry workshops and networking events
  • Collaboration with trade shows
  • Co-operation with national trade associations
  • Co-operation with European decision makers
  • Promotion of best practice in all areas of the sector

The EOG strongly believes that increased participation in outdoor sports will benefit both individuals and society as a whole.