EuroSpeleo 2016 Sessions

Workshop on EuroSpeleo Projects (ESP) - How to get funding from the European Speleological Federation (FSE) for your speleo event/expedition

Session code: WG6

Workshop / General, Main EuroSpeleo Conference

Mr Michael Laumanns


The EuroSpeleo Projects are one of the flagship activities of FSE and substantially contribute to bring European cavers together. Since 2006, when FSE has launched its EuroSpeleo Projects, well over 150 events/expeditions received sponsoring either through FSE funds and/or equipment sponsoring by FSE Partners (Beal Ropes, Aventure Verticale, and Scurion). Every year 10 to 20 EuroSpeleo Projects are approved by the FSE. In case all necessary criteria are met the sponsoring can amount for a value up to 2,500 EUR for each EuroSpeleo Project.
The paperless Workshop will provide a detailed explanation of the recently much updated ESP Guidelines and the concept behind it, on the receivables and benefits provided by ESPs as well as on the responsibilities of applicants. Q&A-style discussion on sponsoring issues is welcome The Workshop also aims to diversify the currently received ESP applications by enabling more FSE member countries to apply for a EuroSpeleo Project. Audience may wish to inform itself about the ESP Guidelines before the Workshop at the FSE Website ( However, this is not a pre-requisite for attending the 2-hour Workshop.
The working language of the Workshop will be English. Other language skills may be available in the room.


Currently, I am in charge of managing the "EuroSpeleo Projects (ESP)" of the European Speleological Federation FSE through which speleologists can obtain funding for their events/expeditions. Involvement with this task has recently resulted in much maintenance and updating of the ESP Guidelines and application requirements.


European Speleological Federation (FSE)