Newsletter European University Sports Association

EUSA Newsletter 01-2023, ISSN 1855-4571

Registration open for European Universities Championships

We are extremely excited to announce that the registrations for the European Universities Championships 2023 are officially open!

Between the months of June and September, student athletes engaged in their higher education studies at European universities will be able to attend the events and compete in their chosen sports. In December, the registration for international volunteers opened, offering them a chance to actively contribute to the organisation of the events.
Following last year’s very successful European Universities Games in Lodz and European Universities Rowing Championship in Istanbul, we look forward to welcoming university teams from all over Europe taking part in the 20+2 sports events next year: 3x3 Basketball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Sports (Beach Handball and Beach Volleyball), Combat Sports (Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo), Football, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Orienteering, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo. In December, Winter Sports (Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding) will be held for the first time!

The European Universities Championships are licensed by the European University Sports Association (EUSA), and are organised in cooperation with the local organising committees in different cities around Europe, offering great competitions and ever-lasting memories.

EUSA is proud of the fact that all events are open for men and women. Current students and recent graduates from European universities aged between 17 and 30 are legible to take part. National university sports bodies in 47 countries in Europe are invited to submit the initial registrations - general entry forms as soon as possible. The deadline to register is February 15 for sports which start in June and July, and March 15 for sports which start in August and September. Registrations for Winter Sports will open in April.

Please see the EUSA Championships page for general overview, and specific event pages for details. Contact the national university sports body in your country to check additional legibility criteria and entry procedure.

At the same time, we also invite volunteers to register their interest to take part in the sports events and contribute to the organisation of the championships. Here, you can get more information and register; with the same deadlines to apply - February 15 for sports which start in June and July, and March 15 for sports which start in August and September.

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EUSA Webinar on EUC 2023
02 December 2022

On 1st of December, the European University Sports Association hosted an insightful webinar, having as the main topic, the upcoming European Universities Championships in 2023.

EUSA commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022
03 December 2022

December 3 is the day that marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, with EUSA continuously increasing its efforts into including sport competitions for student-athletes with disabilities at its events.

W4S concludes with meeting in Zagreb
04 December 2022

Partners of the Erasmus+ project Work for a cause, serve for sport (W4C) on volunteering and inclusion in sport met for the final 5th transnational project meeting and multiplier sport event in Zagreb, Croatia, that took place on 2-3 of December.

VOLFAIR final meeting in Zagreb
05 December 2022

Representatives of project partners Be(ach) Volunteer, Be(ach) Fair! (VOLFAIR) met for the final working meeting on December 3rd , at the Sports Association of the City of Zagreb, to wrap up and discuss the final activities regarding the project.

Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2022
05 December 2022

International Volunteer Day is celebrated each year on December 5, with the European University Sports Association extending its sincere gratitude to the numerous volunteers who have and are contributing to the success of the organisations and many EUSA events.

Historic changes for university sport in Italy
06 December 2022

This Sunday was very important for the national university sports body in Italy - Italian University Sport Centre (CUSI); as the organisation officially became a National Sports Federation, and full member of the national Olympic Committee in Italy.

Olomouc to host EUSA Table Tennis in 2023
07 December 2022

The European Universities Championship in Table Tennis is coming back in the city of Olomouc, in Czech Republic, after the successful edition of 2017. The event will take place from 4-9 of July, 2023.

EUSA Volleyball coming to Braga in 2023
09 December 2022

The European Universities Championship in Volleyball will be hosted by the city of Braga, Portugal, from 16-23 July.

Podgorica to host EUSA Handball in 2023
09 December 2022

The European Universities Championship in Handball, will be hosted by the city of Podgorica, Montenegro from 8-14 of July, 2023.

Electoral Assembly and Gala held in Lithuania
09 December 2022

Following the centennial celebrations of university sport in Lithuania, the Lithuanian Student Sports Association (LSSA) held their General Assembly and special Gala.

Successful European Boccia Integrative Championship in Poland
12 December 2022

The inaugural European Boccia Integrative Championship was held successfully in Piastow near Warsaw between December 9 and 11.

Tirana to host EUSA Football in 2023
13 December 2022

The European Universities Championship in Football will be hosted by the city of Tirana, Albania, from June 25 until July 2, 2023.

EUSA Student Commission meets before the holidays
13 December 2022

Members of the Student Commission of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) met online on December 13, before the holiday season.

2022 Erasmus+ celebrations
14 December 2022

This year, Erasmus celebrates 35th anniversary, and the central celebrations was held in Brussels on December 14 in a hybrid mode.

MLEA presented at NOC Slovenia General Assembly
16 December 2022

At the occasion of electoral General Assembly of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia, held on December 16 in Ljubljana, the Erasmus+ supported project Micro Learning Entrepreneurship for Athletes (MLEA) was presented to the representatives of the members, athletes and invited guests.

EUSA Internal Meetings in Ljubljana
19 December 2022

Between 15th and 17th of December, two sets of important internal meetings took place at the EUSA Office in Ljubljana.

Several meetings held at EUSA Headquarters
19 December 2022

During the past week, several important meetings took place at the Office of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) in Ljubljana.

EUSA EC meets to conclude 2022
20 December 2022

Members of the Executive Committee of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) met online on December 19, for the last meeting of the year.

Successful Effective Customer Service Communication Training
20 December 2022

Between October 21 and December 2, 2022, an Effective Customer Service Communication training course took place online, accredited by the Hungarian adult education system, done within the scoop of the project “Future volunteers - Key to success is Generation Z (K2S-GenZ)”.

EUSA Institute joins Eduroam
21 December 2022

In the academic year 2022-23, EUSA Institute officially fully joins the Eduroam network, providing secure roaming internet service for local and international users in academics.

EUSA presented at the online student fair in Ljubljana
21 December 2022

Extracurricular activities and university sports center ot the University of Ljubljana organised an online student fair on December 21.

EUSA-FISU Seminar 2023
22 December 2022

On December 20-21, 2022 EUSA representatives visited Val di Zoldo in the Dolomites to finalize the details for the second edition of FISU-EUSA Seminar, which will take place from March 23-26, 2023 in this Italian ski resort.

Val di Zoldo, Dolomites to host EUC Winter Sports 2023
22 December 2022

Following the decision of the EUSA Executive Committee, to attribute the organization of the first EUSA European Universities Winter Championships to Val di Zoldo, Dolomites, EUSA representatives visited this Italian ski resort for a working meeting on December 20-21, 2022.

Successful XXV. International Student Christmas Tournament in Dubrovnik
23 December 2022

We are pleased to announce that the 25th edition of the International Student Christmas Tournament in Dubrovnik was successfully concluded, organised under the patronage of EUSA.

2023 EUSA Greetings
23 December 2022


Work opportunities in EUSA
29 December 2022

European University Sports Association (EUSA) and its Institute in Ljubljana are announcing vacant job opportunities: EUSA Sports Officer and EUSA Media Officer.

FISU Section
FISU Section
FISU World Forum 2022 concludes
12 December 2022

The 16th FISU World Forum was held in Cartago, Costa Rica and online between December 5 and 9, 2022.

FISU holds Extraordinary General Assembly
17 December 2022

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) held an online Extraordinary General Assembly for its members on December 17.

AUSF anniversary General Assembly
22 December 2022

On December 20, the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) held their General Assembly in their anniversary year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held online.

Important Dates Coming Up
January 12-
January 22


FISU Winter World University Games
Lake Placid, USA

February 15  

Deadline to register for participation and international volunteering at the European Universities Championships 2023 starting in June and July

March 15  

Deadline to register for participation and international volunteering at the European Universities Championships 2023 starting in August and September

March 23-
March 26

EUSA-FISU Seminar 2023
Val di Zoldo, Italy

What's up! - Student Column
What's up! - Student Column

Values in sport

whatsup-january The first student column of the year is written by a French student Awena Guiner, reflecting on the recent FIFA World Cup and values in sport.

A few weeks ago, the FIFA World Cup was held in Qatar and brilliantly won by Argentina – against my home country France - at the end of a thrilling and unforgettable game. The FIFA World Cup is historically one of the most popular and mediatic event in the world. All around the globe, on every continent, football inspires and brings people together around the common passion of sport.

This year, however, the hosting of the World Cup has been controversial for many. Several supporters decided this time not to follow this emblematic and exciting competition. Maybe you are one of them. Many reasons were raised to justify this “boycott” choice. The human death toll from the construction of the sites is dramatic. The ecological impact of the event is huge, with the construction and the air-conditioning of stadiums in the middle of the desert. Any ambitions to plan a “carbon neutral” event does not erase this total detachment from ecological issues. Finally, the ban on wearing the slightest sign in support of LGBTIQ+ people is another absolute break with the inclusive imperative of sport.

Perhaps it is time to sound the alarm? Sport has always been a mirror of our societies, and as so, it has often been used to lift up our communities. Today, as this new year starts, we have the opportunity, collectively, to reflect on how sport represents us and on how we want to do sport.

Should sport be a tool of division? Is a football stadium – no matter how high profile - more valuable than human lives? Is it acceptable to decide who can and who cannot participate in the collective celebration - depending on who we are, where we come from or who we love?

This World Cup sent a message and held a mirror up to our world and our society. It told us that sport is restricted to some people, and that others have no place in it. It sent a message of division, and lift up of the power of money, all of which is miles away from what actually matters in sport.

My home town’s football club’s supporters decided to boycott the event. These football fans have decided to claim that football – and sport, in general – has greater meaning. No matter the field or the jersey, sport is a way to share, to surpass ourselves, to meet and to make each other better, all together.

Here, as part of the EUSA, young people from all over Europe have the opportunity to debate, to build, to move forward and to make the world a better place – and to promote ecology and human rights as they should be. Sport is a unique and powerful platform to do so. So, to start this year, let’s make a resolution: Let’s all do better, together. That is what sport is all about.

The author Awena Guiner is a Vice-President of the French University Sport Federation (FFSU), member of the EUSA Student Commission and Master's student of social and political sciences at the Sciences Po Toulouse.

Are you a student with an opinion? We are looking for new contributors for our student column every month. Feel free to contact to offer a piece or propose a topic.



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