The European Shooting Confederation was a direct outcome of a Committee for European Affairs, which the International Shooting Union set up in 1958, during the World Championships in Moscow.

The European Shooting Confederation (ESC) is an association of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s member federations from Europe, including the Caucasus, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey.

Photo Credit- ESC/ Elin Ahlin-300M Lapua European Cup-Denmark/May 2019

Competitions administered by the ESC

  • European Championships in all ISSF shooting events except airgun events are held every odd-numbered year in July or August
  • Extra European Championships in shotgun events and junior events are held in all other years
  • European Championships in 10 metre air rifle, 10 metre air pistol, 10 metre running target and 10 metre running target mixed are held every year at the end of the indoor season, typically in March
  • The European Cup 300 m (currently Lapua European Cup 300 m) in the non-Olympic 300 metre rifle three positions, 300 metre rifle prone and 300 metre standard rifle with a similar season structure to the ISSF World Cup in Olympic events
  • The European Cup 25 m (currently Walther European Cup 25 m) in the non-Olympic 25 metre center-fire pistol and 25 metre standard pistol
  • The European Shotgun Tournament
  • The ESC Youth League for national teams in 10 metre air rifle and 10 metre air pistol, in preparation for the Youth Olympic Games, premiering in 2009