One of the main outputs from this project was to produce a toolkit for the development of watersports.

This toolkit is designed to support organisations that are seeking to develop water sports at either a regional or local level by providing guidance, support, knowledge and practical tips for management.

It highlights the key barriers that have been articulated through the Get WET project by surveys and in the events and the interventions that have been carried out by the partners. It showcases what has worked and been successful in helping water sports managers to get people engaged in water sports in their areas.


You can download the toolkit hereCover picture


 The toolkit was developed by the partners to the Get WET project as follows:

  1. Sport Northern Ireland
  2. Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya
  3. National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski"
  4. Suomen Latu
  5. Surf Clube de Viana
  6. Waterways Ireland


To ensure that the toolkit reflected best practice a seminar was held in the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels on 29th March 2017, followed by online questionairres on each of the key chapters in the toolkit. The following organisations provided valuable feedback for the development of the toolkit for which the partners are extremely grateful:

  1. Angling Northern Ireland
  2. Atlantic Cities Association  
  3. Central Denmark EU office
  4. Constanta Maritime University, Romania
  5. CREPS Rhone Alpes, France
  6. Danish Kayaking Association
  7. École Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques, France
  8. Estonia Permanent Representation
  9. EU 2020 steering committee, Hungary
  10. EU Sport Unit
  11. Europarc Federation
  12. European Angling Alliance
  13. European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE)
  14. European Network of Outdoor Sports
  15. European Surfing Federation
  16. Flemish Yachting Association
  17. Municipality of Viana
  18. National Coasteering charter, UK  
  19. National Federation of Sport Anglers, Malta
  20. Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels
  21. Occitanie, France
  22. Poland Yachting Association
  23. Regio Europe  
  24. Romania Swimming Federation
  25. Surfrider Europe
  26. European Olympic Committee  
  27. Valle d'Aosta