The European Outdoor Group is an very active active member of FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry) to guarantee the special needs of the Outdoor Industry are represented on an european level.
Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
FESI is the European representative of the sporting goods industry vis-à-vis the European Institutions as well as other European authorities and bodies. More specifically it:
Provides a unique opportunity for sporting goods companies to collaborate on non-commercial pre-competitive issues of common interest
Monitors all legislative initiatives relating to the sporting goods industry at a European level
Offers an established and recognised platform for the voice of the sporting goods industry to be heard in Brussels
Communicates with a variety of European stakeholders across a wide range of issues from trade and environment to product safety and many more.
The EOG is currently participating in the following committees:
- Standards and Safety
- Trade and Customs
- Intellectual Property
Mark Held is part of the FESI Board.
One of the main goals of FESI is to promote free trade between European Member States and, of course, to facilitate trade world-wide.
FESI represents some 1,800 companies with an annual turnover of more than 65 billion Euro.
FESI is a member of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI).