Upcoming events

07-09 nov. 2014  Timisoara (Romania): http://www.aiesep.ulg.ac.be/pages/future_event.php

24-26 nov. 2014  Sogndal (Norway): Programme leaflet


Project ELESA launched in October 2013: Project Website

25 delegates attended the DIAL project launch meeting on 07 March 2014 in Mijoux (FR) / Geneva: www.ehfa-programmes.eu/node/12Flyer 

2° APECATE congress in Lisabon (31/01/2014) Pressreleasemore Information

Our EC-OE colleague Ms. Ana Barbosa chairs the 2° APECATE congress

Who we are

The European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE) was founded in 2008 as a representative umbrella organisation of the national associations of outdoor companies in Europe.  

EC-OE's mission statement is:

Assuring Quality and Safety in the Outdoors by:

  • Adopting appropriate safety standards
  • Promoting a commitment to ongoing staff training
  • Promoting a commitment to a sustainable environmental policy
  • Sharing pertinent information with members 
  • Representation at appropriate national & international bodies
  • Acting as the voice of the European Outdoors

What we are

The European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE) is an international non-for-profit organisation (IVZW) established according to Belgian law.  The Dutch version of the "Articles of Association" is the original.  The English translation can be consulted here.


Herman Smulders, President of EC-OE
Wolfshaegen 180, B-3040 Huldenberg, Belgium
e-mail: herman.smulders(at)ec-oe.eu
Tel: + 32 (0)495 534 534
SKYPE:  hermansmulders

Jean-Yves Lapeyrère, Secretary of EC-OE
e-mail : info(at)ec-oe.eu
Tel: + 33 (0) 674 596 087
SKYPE:  jylapeyrere