The EuroSpeleo Projects (ESP) Fund supports internationally oriented speleological projects that are open to the participation of speleologists from all FSE members and lead to a multinational and multidisciplinary cooperation.

The fund supports activities, which sustainably enhance the knowledge about caves and karst in the categories “Exploration – Science – Protection” as the three main goals of Speleology, generally acknowledged by the International Year of Caves and Karst (IYCK).”

EuroSpeleo Projects funds activities related to cave & karst research and exploration in Europe and worldwide locations. Examples are expeditions, congresses, caver meetings.

Media projects like books and films are supported by the FSE via the “Book and Media Patronage” funds.

EuroSpeleo Projects funds every individual, club, local organization and national commission or federation who belong to a country being member of FSE.


Please be aware that the guidelines for EuroSpeleo Projects 2024 have been revised and incorporate now two deadlines for sending in the applications for the EuroSpeleo Projects:

  • 30th of April for projects taking place from 01/07 to 31/12 of the same year.
  • 31st of October for projects taking place from 01/01 to 30/06 of the following year.

For projects taking place after 1st July 2024 these new rules apply:

You can have a look at an Overview of the EuroSpeleo Projects from 2007 to 2022 on a worldwide map with each project projected on it with a listing of the projects.

You can download and read the reports of the EuroSpeleo Projects by clicking on one of the images below. For the older reports you choose one from the lists below.

Projects taking place in 2024

Announced projects

  • Caving expedition NEUA 2024, Thailand in February/March
  • Arios Cave Project, Picos de Europa, Spain in June/July
  • Migovec 2024 Pol Stoletja Expedition, Slovenia, in July/August
  • CUCC Expedition Totes Gebirge, Loser Plateau, Austria, in July/August
  • East Africa Lava Caves Project, Turkana and Mt. Suswa, Kenya, in July/August
  • International Cave Diving Expedition Njemica 2024, Croatia, in August
  • Exploration Arañonera 2024, Sierra de Tendeñera, Spain, in August
  • Caving Days – Fête Spéléo, Speleological meeting, Belgium, in September

Projects 2023

ESP 2023-10 Shuanghe 400 Expedtion, Guizhou, China
EuroSpeleo Projects

ESP 2023-10 Shuanghe 400 Expedtion, Guizhou, China

“Shuanghe 400”, the 22nd international scientific expedition in the network of Shuanghedong, Suiyang, Guizhou was organized under the concerted initiative of Shuanghedong National Geopark and Shierbeihou (Twelve Backs Tourism Development Co., Ltd., in charge of the development sightseeing). – in … Continued

Projects 2022

Projects 2020