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EUSA Newsletter 05-2022

EUSA Newsletter 05-2022, ISSN 1855-4571

EUSA Committee members meet in Salerno

EUSA Executive Committee members and guests were welcomed and hosted by the University of Salerno, CUS Salerno and CUSI. They were greeted by the Vice-Rector of the University of Salerno Mr Maurizio Sibilio and President of CUS Salerno Mr Lorenzo Lentini.

Part of the official meeting was attended also by the Acting President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Mr Leonz Eder, and FISU Vice-President Mr Marian Dymalski.

Several topics were discussed at the meeting, starting with the general activity and office report, presented by the EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek and Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik.

Financial matters, with annual accounts and provisional budget for EUSA and its Institute, were presented by EUSA Treasurer Mr Francis Cirianni.

European Universities Championships, EUSA endorsed events and partnership sport events were presented by EUSA Sport Manager Mr Miha Zvan.

Several projects, some supported by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and some by the European Union, mainly through the Erasmus+ Programme, covering a diverse range of activities and fields, were presented by EUSA Secretary General Mr Pecovnik and EUSA communications and Project Manager Mr Andrej Pisl. These projects include the topics of anti-doping, dual career, equal opportunities and inclusion, good governance, mobility, safeguarding, skills development, sustainability and volunteering.

The first day concluded with the bidding and awarding of the European Universities Games 2026. As reported yesterday, a special ceremony was held at the University of Salerno, awarding the event to be hosted in Salerno in four years' time.

The second day of the meeting started with an overview and analysis of the preparations and current status of this year's European Universities Games, which will be held between July 17 and 30 in Lodz, Poland.

A delegation of the European Universities Games from Lodz attended part of the meeting as well, sharing the latest progress report and current activities in preparation for the upcoming event in Lodz. More than 5000 participants are expected to attend the event, competing in 20 sports, and taking part of accompanying events and activities. A special Rectors' Conference will also be held before the start of the Games, and registration to this event is still open to the representatives of the higher education institutions on the official website of the event.

At the meeting, also other activities were presented and discussed, including the supportive activities to the Ukrainian national university sports association and their students through the dedicated solidarity fund and actions. The President of the Sports Students' Union of Ukraine (SSUU) Mr Yevgeniy Imas thanked EUSA for the support and solidarity with Ukraine and SSUU.

Participants were also able to experience a #BeActive scenic tour of the city, and enjoy regional culinary cuisine.

EUSA would like to acknowledge the efforts of the local hosts, and thank them for their hospitality, and also FISU for their attendance and supporting the activities.

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Start of K2S-GenZ project on volunteering in Generation Z
06 April 2022

Partners of the Erasmus+ project Future volunteers - Key to success is Generation Z (K2S-GenZ) met online, to kick-start the 1-year project on volunteering.

Final countdown to the European Universities Games 2022
08 April 2022

On April 7, an official ceremony unveiling the countdown for final 100 days to the opening of the European Universities Games 2022 was held in Lodz. Highest representatives of the main partners of the event - Lodz University of Technology (TUL), University Sports Association of Poland (AZS), the City of Lodz and European University Sports Association (EUSA) started the final countdown.

2022 General Assembly of COE Conference of INGOs
11 April 2022

The 2022 General Assembly of the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGO) of the Council of Europe took place in a hybrid mode, with the European University Sports Association (EUSA) in attendance.

ESC midterm training at the Slovenian coast
12 April 2022

A four-day European Solidarity Corps midterm evaluation training took place from April 5-8 in Strunjan, Slovenia, organised by the Slovenian national agency Movit. Ms Anouk Renaud and Ms Aleksandra Andreeva, both ESC volunteers with the EUSA Institute at the EUSA Office took part in the activities, together with other volunteers currently doing their service in Slovenia.

Registration open for the Rectors' Conference 2022
15 April 2022

Organizing Committee of the European Universities Games Lodz 2022 and the Lodz University of Technology invite Rectors of European Universities to the Rectors’ Conference held under the title Academic Sport & Technological Innovation at European Universities. The Conference will be held from July 15-17, at the Lodz University of Technology and will cover different topics, including sport & technology, dual career, and others.

Online EUSA Meeting with Secretaries General
15 April 2022

On April 14, European University Sports Association (EUSA) hosted an online meeting with Secretaries General and staff member in charge of international cooperation/events, working in the national university sports associations.

Online EUSA working commissions meetings
20 April 2022

Prior to the EUSA Executive Committee meeting and following other EUSA commission meetings, the Medical Commission and Technical Delegates (part of the Technical Commission) met on separate meetings on April 14 and 19.

European Universities Games 2026 attributed to Salerno
22 April 2022

Following the conclusion of the bidding process and the official presentation of the candidature, the European Universities Games 2026 have been attributed to Salerno on April 22, at the occasion of the EUSA Executive Committee meeting in Salerno.

Limited late registration opportunity to join the EUG2022
25 April 2022

Following the EUSA Executive Committee, which was held this past weekend, we would like to share some important information regarding the registration and participation at the European Universities Games Lodz 2022.

UNI4S meeting in Ljubljana
29 April 2022

On 27 April, the EUSA Institute hosted partners of the (Uni)ted forces to support the education of (Uni)versity sport comm(Uni)ty (Uni4S), who met for a live transnational meeting in Ljubljana. The United forces to support the education of university sport community (UNI4S) project aims to create educational opportunities for staff working in university sport associations.

FISU Section
FISU Section
Ekaterinburg suspended from hosting FISU World University Games 2023
29 April 2022

An online meeting of the Executive Committee of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) was held yesterday, making a decision to postpone Ekaterinburg’s hosting rights for the 2023 FISU World University Games.

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

A winning process: balancing Sports and Academics

This months’ EUSA Student Column reflects on the importance of combining and balancing sports and academics for students, as seen by Student Commission Chair and member of the EUSA Executive Committee Ms Flobena Nikolli.

As James Howell would say "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." For any student, it is essential to maintain a balance between sport and academics as the two complement each other. Based on the experience I have seen as a student and a sports volunteer I think that to develop overall personality and achieve career excellence, academics and sports are very important together, they are an excellent combination of cerebral and physical intelligence.

For a healthy brain and body, you should try to excel in both sports and academics.

I would like to see as few Parents as possible pressuring their child to perform well only in lessons, as achieving academic success means nothing if it does not improve overall personality and brain development. An individual's brain develops when he engages in activities that improve his mental and physical strength.

A person can achieve success in every aspect of life by combining sport with academic. Sport helps keep the body active and the mind free of stress and anxiety. Sports should be kept on par with academics as both can help you shape your life goals.

Here are just a few examples of the success of their Sport and Education balance:

- Dina Asher-Smith
British runner Dina Asher-Smith had to balance being world 100m junior champion while completing a degree in history at King's College London

- Amy Costello
Hockey player from United Kingdom, Sport and Exercise Science student at University of Birmingham

- Maria Tsaptsinos
She is an English table tennis bronze medallist, graduated with a first-class honours degree in Geography at University of Nottingham

- Harry Leleu
World University Triathlon Championship competitor, studying Physics at Loughborough University

EUSA with its Institute also supports several dual career projects, many of them are co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Flobena is a 22-year-old law graduate from Albania, currently doing her masters in Penal Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tirana.

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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