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EUSA Newsletter 02-2022

EUSA Newsletter 02-2022, ISSN 1855-4571

Register for the European Universities Games 2022

Registration for the European Universities Games, held this summer between July 17 and 30 in Lodz, Poland, has been reopened. We welcome student-athletes from across Europe, to come and compete in 20 sports and also engage in educational and social activities.

We expect about 5.000 participants, representing over 400 European universities from 40 countries, to come and compete in the largest academic sport event in Europe, taking part also in educational and social programme.

Over 500 entries have been received by now, and the invitation to participate is still open. Athletes aged 17-30, enrolled in higher education studies, will be able to compete in 3x3 Basketball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sport Climbing, Swimming, Table Tennis (including Para Table Tennis), Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo and Sitting Volleyball as a demo sport. Apart of the sport competitions, the Games include educational and social programme, featuring various workshops in the topics like Anti-Doping, Dual Career, Inclusion, Volunteering, as well as the Rectors' Conference.

The registration is conducted by the national university sport bodies in Europe, under the umbrella of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the EUSA Institute. Within the second General Entry deadline, registrations are accepted until February 15, 2022.

Health and well-being of the participants and local population is a top priority for EUSA and the Organising Committee of the Games, and all necessary measures will be implemented, in order to carry out the event in a safe way. Full vaccination requirement of all the participants will be enforced, for protection and health of all the athletes, officials, staff and volunteers, as well as the local population.

The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and has wide institutional and operational support, including the Lodz University of Technology as the main host, University Sports Association of Poland (AZS), City of Lodz, Lodz Province, other educational institutions in Lodz and the region, Ministry of Education and Science, national and local tourism organisations, Polish Olympic Committee, sports federations and media partners.

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EUG2026 Bidding Seminar held online
06 January 2022

European University Sports Association (EUSA) hosted a Bidding seminar for the European Universities Games 2026 (EUG2026), held online on January 5, 2021.

GSHE partners committed to sustainability
17 January 2022

The partners of the Green Sports Hub Europe project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, met online on January 13 and 14.

Survey on Entrepreneurship for Athletes
19 January 2022

Within the Erasmus+ project Micro Learning Entrepreneurship for Athletes (MLEA), we are conducting a short survey for athletes on entrepreneurship, specifically targeting (student) athletes in Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

W4C partners continue cooperation enhancing volunteering in sport
24 January 2022

Partners of the Erasmus+ project Work for a Cause, Serve for Sport (W4C-S4S) met online on January 21, discussing the project findings so far, and planning ahead.

iSport partners meet online
25 January 2022

Partners of the Inclusion in Sport (iSport) project met online on January 24, for an update of the work carried out within the collaborative partnership initiative, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Changes in German University Sports Federation
26 January 2022

Our member from Germany, the German University Sports Federation (ADH) informs us that a new Secretary General has been appointed. Mr Benjamin Schenk, former Head of Division Youth and Education, became the new Secretary General and heads the office in Dieburg.

Invitation to European University Cup in Powerlifting 2022
27 January 2022

European Powerlifting Federation (EPF), the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) and the European University Sports Association (EUSA) invite you to the Open European University Cup in Classic Powerlifting 2022.

EUSA to feature rowing in 2022
28 January 2022

We are excited to announce that in 2022, university rowing will be offered at the European Universities Rowing Championship between September 7 and 9, held in Istanbul, Turkey.

BRAVA partners meet online in January
31 January 2022

Partners of the Erasmus+ project BRAVA on Dual Career and Corporate Social Responsibility met online on Friday, January 28, setting next steps of the 3-year initiative.

European Year of Youth 2022
31 January 2022

2022 has been declared the European Year of Youth, shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital. European University Sports Association (EUSA) and its Institute will join and contribute to the celebrations.

Polish University Futsal Championships warm-up for EUG2022
31 January 2022

In a couple of months, the European Universities Games will start in Lodz. The Organising Committee are doing their best to deliver the event at a professional level. In the framework of this preparation and in cooperation with its co-organiser – the University Sports Association of Poland (AZS), a 3-day futsal event was held between January 20 and 23 in Lodz.

FISU Section
FISU Section
Nomination for FISU FVLA 2022
18 January 2022

Members of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) are now able to start nominating candidates for the 2022 edition of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) which is planned to be held both in an online and onsite format this year.

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

Introducing the new EUSA Student Commission

This month’s student column focuses on the introduction of the members of the EUSA Student Commission which has been appointed end of the last year, after the elections of the EUSA Executive Committee.

EUSA Student Commission is one of the commissions with the longest traditions in the European University Sports Association. It is nominated on the proposal of the EUSA member associations. The mandate of the Student Commission is 2 years; the elected student representative of the Executive Committee being the Chair of the Student Commission.

Flobena Nikolli
My name is Flobena, I am the Chair of the EUSA Student Commission and member of the EUSA Executive Committee. I am a 22-year-old law graduate from Albania, currently doing my masters in Penal Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana. I am very keen on sport; I like running and tennis and I am especially a big fan of hiking.
I have come to EUSA with 4 years of Sports University management experience, at Albanian University Sports Federation. AUSF has been like a “second university” for me which raised and prepared me professionally. During this 4 year period, my experience has been extensive, on national and international level. I am proud to be able to name a few: EUSA European Universities Combat Championship Zagreb 2019: Volunteer; FISU Summer Universiade Napoli 2019: Head of Delegation for the Albanian team; FISU Leaders Academy Kazan 2019: Student Ambassador; European Week of Sport Beyond Borders by European Commission: Young Nominee.

Awena Guiner
My name is Awena, I’m 21 years old and I’m a master degree student at Sciences Po Toulouse in France. I study political sciences and public action, and I am particularly interested in studying sport and gender studies. I hope to specialize in these fields during a second master degree.
I have always been very involved in University sport: as a basketball player, I am captain of the school’s team that plays in the regional competition. I also participated for several years in the organization of sports within my school: first as treasurer, then as president of the Sports Association of Sciences Po Toulouse, I met some incredible people and this is what pushed me to get even more involved. I am now Vice-president of the French University Sport Federation (FFSU), and I am more specifically in charge of the Gender Equality commission’ and in charge of major events - including programs linked to the organisation of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This position within the EUSA Student Commission is thus a great opportunity, and an extension of my local and national projects, as I am convinced of the benefits of sharing cultures, and participating in a common future at a European level around the same passion of sport.

Jule Wagner
I am Jule, 24 years old and I live in Münster, Germany. In 2021 I finished my Master of Education with a main focus on Mathematics, German Language and Sports. Whilst studying, I worked for the University Sports Münster and was mainly responsible for organising different sport events for students.
Amongst other events I for example organised the university’s soccer league and a yearly tournament with more than 2000 participants coming from different universities in Germany and the Netherlands. Since I loved working in this operational field, I decided to support the German University Sports Federation (ADH) in preparing the Winter Universiade in 2019 and was able to be a part of the German organising committee. Due to this amazing experience, I decided to become more involved in FISU and EUSA to support university sports and help more students with combining both their studies and sports. Therefore I became FISU student ambassador in 2021 and can’t wait to get creative and support the EUSA students commission from now on. At the moment I am working for the city sports association Münster and part-time study sports economics. In my free time I love to go surfing, discover the mountains on my snowboard or casually play tennis with my friends.

Hampus Herne
My name is Hampus, I am 27 years old, and I’m currently studying in Sports Management in Malmö, Sweden. I’m a last year student and almost done with my bachelor’s degree.
In my youth I played football, handball, tennis, golf and so many more sports but my focus these days are football, handball, and golf. I have both played and coached a football team during my student period, whilst also playing handball with a student team. I’ve also lived a couple of years in the U.S. where I played football and studied at Santa Barbara City College. By being active in both the American school system and the Swedish have given me a wide perspective of how university sport is handled. This will be my first time working with EUSA but I hope my experience in sports will help and contribute to the organisations goals. I believe that it’s important for students to be physically active while studying and my hope is that I can help people becoming just that. With that said I can’t wait to meet my colleagues in the EUSA Student Commission and get started!

Kadir Keskin
I am Kadir, 27 years old and I come from Turkey. I am a PhD student in sport and health science programme and working as a researcher in sport science at the University of Gazi. I am also a member of the discipline committee of the Turkish University Sports Federation (TUSF). In addition, I have been a student representative of SPORAK, quality board of Sport Sciences Association of Turkey since 2018.
For me, sport is a way of living and has always been in my life. I have played soccer as an amateur and wrestled for several years on the high school team. During my undergraduate, I have taken part in some international organizations like Fifa U-20 World Cup and Vodafone Istanbul Marathon as a volunteer. I have stayed in the United States for 4 months through work and travel programmes and met students from all over the world. I think sport is not only for physical attendance but also as a way of social and cultural improvement. I believe that sport improves friendship and serves as a tool to share cultural experiences. It also provides a positive environment for learning, international interactions, and socializing. Therefore, I am thrilled to be in the student commission of EUSA and work with the great team for university sports.

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