Euro Paddle Pass is a project involving seven National Canoeing Federations in Europe. The project aim is to create a common system of paddle sport competency awards across Europe. Please feel free to browse the site to learn more about the project and the member countries involved. 

The project was set up initially with finance from the European Commission as part of the European Year of Education through Sport. 

Read more about the Euro Paddle Pass Goals


News

  • Continued development of the EPP cooperation. It was the second time that the EPP core group organized a benchmark event. This time it was held in Slovenia, who took care of the gears and the guinea pigs.Not surprisingly Slovenia sent most assessors and observers - and also `guinea pigs' to the assessments. All countries were represented, except Germany. In addition to the member countries also Norway and Italy participated. It was a successful session where not everyone passed, but a common European understanding of the EPP 3 levels were developed. EPP core group meeting After the benchmark event there was a meeting between the member countries. It was a special day because Norway, after a long preparation applied for membership, and was accepted. Now the four ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2014, 2:12 AM by Christian Jacobsen
  • New core group meeting and benchmark event comming up This Saturday and Sunday the partners in the EPP core group will meet up in Bohinj, Slovenia for a benchmark event. Here they will share knowledge and experience on running level 3 programs in sea-kayak, flat-water and whitewater.After the assessor has had there fun on the water the partners will then discuss both lessons learned and housekeeping in the EPP. This includes application for a membership from Norway but also the long term strategic plan.With Norway formally seeking membership the group will reach 9 countries. Italy is also well underway in the process and would most likely become the 10th member. Link to the left (click picture) is from the 2013 benchmark event.
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 3:46 AM by Christian Jacobsen
  • New treasurer and reelection At the closing of the first meeting i 2014 Swedish representative Anders Danielson  was elected treasurer of the EPP.  Christian Jacobsen was reelected chairman and Malene Hjorth secretary.Also new plans for marketing the EPP system was developed as well as a plan for revamping the presentation of the awards and a new overview of education availiable across Europe. <- Anders Danielsen new treasurer to the EPP.
    Posted Feb 7, 2014, 2:45 AM by Christian Jacobsen
  • EPP core group meet in Finland Today and tomorrow the EPP core group get together in Helsinki, Finland. 7 out of 8 countries is present. BCU is excused due to a unforeseen situation for their representative. Norway is once again visiting. On the agenda is Leadership vs group management in a personal performance system. Expansion of the EPP with new countries.Strategic plan for the EPP system.Housekeeping items like activities in 2014, budget 2014, election of chair, secretary and treasurer.Also the group will work on a shared course calendar.  
    Posted Feb 6, 2014, 7:24 AM by Christian Jacobsen
  • Benchmark event undeway The benchmark event with participation from Italy, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Ireland, Slovenia, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark is well underway.  Open canoeSeakayakFlatwater racingHas been the disciplines discussed.  Pictures doesn't do the event right since the whole Saturday was spent on the water doing assessments of gunny pigs.The meeting continues now with a EPP core group meeting Monday.  
    Posted Oct 13, 2013, 6:11 AM by Christian Jacobsen
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