About European Scout Foundation

About the European Scout Foundation

The mission of the European Scout Foundation is:

  • To provide financial support for the development of Scouting in Europe, with a main emphasis on projects of National Scout Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • To develop the Friends of Scouting in Europe as a means of raising money to support Scout projects. The Friends of Scouting, acting as Ambassadors, also help Scouting grow through their personal contacts and expertise.
  • To increase the endowment capital in order to provide financial support for other activities of the European Scout Region, such as seminars, events, publications and operational support.

How can I contribute to the development of Scouting in Europe? You can help Scouting grow in Europe in many ways:

  • By joining the Friends of Scouting in Europe
  • Financing one or more projects from National Scout Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Making a direct donation, by cheque or by bank transfer

The European Scout Foundation is ruled under the Swiss law on foundations, exempted of all Swiss taxes, and managed by a Foundation Board in full co-operation with the European Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Officers of the European Scout Foundation

Jørgen G Rasmussen

Honorary Chairman

Vivian Fankhauser-Feitknecht


David Jenny

Vice-chairman and legal advisor

Thomas Schüepp


Julijana Daskalov

European Scout Committee

Bianca Nesiu-Bedreag

Board member

Agnieszka Pospiszy

Board member

Martin Meier

Board member

Johan Strid

Board member

Thankmar Wagner

Board member

Abir Koubaa

Regional Director

Country coordinators



Luc “Ibis” Rubben
Marios Christou
Bjørn Skjelsager & Niels Troels-Smith
Joseph Dacoronias-Marina
Julius Adalsteinsson
Paolo Fiora
Tomas Broga
Claude Frantzen
Knut Slettebak
Łukasz Anaszewicz
Bianca Nesiu-Bedreag
Monica & Olle Alsén
Thomas ‘Kirk’ Hirt
Alan Beavis

Additional downloadable material about ESF

Most recent list of FOSE

Most recent financial report

Application form for projects

Statutes of the European scout foundation (EN)

Fondation Européenne du Scoutisme – Statuts (FR)

ESF Welcome to FOSE leaflet September 2018