Newsletter European University Sports Association

EUSA Newsletter 10-2022, ISSN 1855-4571

EUSA celebrates #letsidus and #beactive campaigns also in 2022

Also this year, the European University Sports Association (EUSA) is celebrating the International Day of University Sport (#LetsIDUS) and the European Week of Sport (#BeActive and #HealthyLifestyle4All). Main celebration was held during the EUSA Convention 2022 in Kranjska Gora. Members of the EUSA Office, EUSA Technical Commission with Delegates and future organizers of European Universities Championships had the chance to celebrate these campaign and initiatives with eductional as well as sports programme.

The early morning of September 23, was a #beactive morning, inviting the participants of the technical meeting to run to the nearby lake Jasna.

Starting from the hotel where the Convention was held, the group had a very active run to the beautiful lake, marking the start of the few #letsidus #beactive and #letsidus activities planned to take part of EUSA Convention’s program.

Later in the morning, the second #letsidus #beactive sports activity happened, giving the whole group of EUSA Technical Commission and EUSA Office, the chance to choose between having an adrenaline zip-lining activity or an to go cross-country skiing.

Half of the group, had an amazing adrenaline adventure, on the zip line track, enjoying their time and celebrating the start of the European Week of Sport. Having some of the participants, successfully trying this sport for the first time, inside cross country skiing was a great opportunity to celebrate the International Day of University Sport and the European Week of Sport, too.

In the afternoon of September 24, after a productive working session at EUSA Convention, the participants enjoyed the joint #letsidus #beactive activity. The group visited Vitranc Hall in Kranjska Gora, where they had the opportunity to show their competitive, sports spirit.

Participants had the chance to play badminton and to learn the rules of the sport. Shooting hoops and having a match in 3x3 basketball was also part of the sports activities. The majority of the group had a few fun, active and competitive matches in volleyball.

EUSA was otherwise also represented at the official activities related to the European Week of Sport, which were held in the Czech capital Prague between September 21 and 23.

In Prague, special workshops were held, related to the Healthy Lifestyle For All initiative, and especially putting forward the #HealthyLifestyle4All Youth Ideas Labs, where the voices of youth participants were put forward.

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Results for the 2022 Erasmus+ Sport Call for proposals announced
07 September 2022

This year, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) announced the selection results of the Erasmus+ Sport - Call for proposals; the Cooperation partnerships, Small scale cooperation partnerships and Not-For-Profit European Sport Events in two parts. Following the completion of the results, we are proud and happy to announce that a project with the EUSA Institute as the coordinator has been selected for funding from the European Union.

World Fair Play Day 2022
07 September 2022

The World Fair Play Day is celebrated annually on September 7, as a sports initiative designed to promote fair play, ethical values in sport and it serves also as great opportunity for members of Fair Play Movement and beyond to raise awareness and reflect on Fair play in and outside of sport.

EUSA Rowing Championship 2022 kicked off
08 September 2022

The Opening Ceremony of the European Universities Rowing Championship 2022 took place on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 in Istanbul at Yeditepe University.

iFLIPP project partners meet in Rotterdam
08 September 2022

Partners of the Erasmus+ project Innovating Football Leadership through Practice and Policy (iFLIPP) gathered on 7th of September in Rotterdam, for a meeting hosted by the Erasmus University Rotterdam reviewing the progress of the project and setting the next steps in supporting women and ethnic minorities in football and sport in general.

EUSA at the LUPA Festival 2022
09 September 2022

European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the EUSA Institute took part in the 20th jubilee LUPA festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 8, 2022.

European Universities Rowing Championship in Istanbul concluded
11 September 2022

The 2022 European Universities Rowing Championship in Istanbul has concluded on Friday, 9 September with an exciting Closing Ceremony and Ferry Tour.

MLEA partners meet to develop educational dual career material
16 September 2022

Partners of the Micro Learning Entrepreneurship for Athletes (MLEA) project met in Duesseldorf on September 15, working on educational material, targeting current and former athletes and sports professionals and introducing them the basics of business management and entrepreneurship.

BRAVA partners continue the research phase
19 September 2022

The Brand Value Alignment through Dual Career (BRAVA) project aims to enhance the workplace environment for dual career athletes and coaches, in order for their skills to be recognised and effectively accommodated. As part of the project, additional research on the topic is being coordinated by the university partners of this Erasmus+ project.

EUSA Convention 2022 starts with a seminar
24 September 2022

Before the EUSA Convention for the Organisers of the next year’s European Universities Championships in Kranjska Gora started, EUSA hosted a seminar for the Technical Delegates and Technical Commission Executives on September 22, 2022.

Successful EUSA Convention 2022
25 September 2022

Between September 23 and 25, European University Sports Association (EUSA) organized a special Convention for the Organisers of the upcoming European Universities Championships 2023, held in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. The event was preceded by an Internal Seminar for Technical Delegates and Technical and Medical Commission members, held on 22 of September.

VOLFAIR partners meet in Slovenia
26 September 2022

Following the EUSA Convention in Kranjska Gora, representatives of project partners Be(ach) Volunteer, Be(ach) Fair! (VOLFAIR) met for a working meeting on September 25, working to finalise the recommendations and other project-related tasks.

Youth and Sport Integrity Expert Committee meeting in Brussels
30 September 2022

On 28 and 29 of September, in Brussels, during the European Week of Sport, the Youth Integrity Ambassadors Project (YIAP) had its second meeting in Brussels. This meeting served as an opportunity for the Youth and Sport Integrity Expert Committee (YSIEC) to meet and discuss the planned activities.

EUSA - ASA Meeting
30 September 2022

On September 27, Secretary General of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), Mr Matjaž Pečovnik, Sports Manager Mr Miha Žvan and Mr Milan Žvan, EUSA Executive Committee Member met with Mr Ilan Kowalsky, Israel Academic Sports Association representative & EUSA Technical Commission Vice-Chair, at the EUSA Office in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

EAS Conference and Assembly held in Cartagena
30 September 2022

European University Sports Association (EUSA) attended the annual Conference and Assembly of the European Athlete as Student (EAS) – Dual Career Network, held in the historic city of Cartagena, Spain – between September 28 and 30, 2022.

FISU Section
FISU Section
FVLA 2022 concluded
05 September 2022

The second part of the 2022 edition of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) was held online on September 2 and 3, streaming from the offices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

EUSA celebrates #LetsIDUS today
20 September 2022

The 7th edition of the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) is being celebrated this fall across the globe, and especially honoured today, on September 20.

FISU World University Games 2023 updates
29 Seotember 2022

The FISU World University Games, formerly known as the Universiades, will be held in 2023 both in the Winter and Summer editions. World University Games are multi-sport events sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Important Dates Coming Up
October 04  

FISU Dual Career Webinar

October 14-
October 15

EUSA Executive Committee Meeting
Istanbul (TUR)

October 15  

deadline to complete Dual Career Survey for Student Athletes taking part at EUG2022 in Lodz

October 15  

deadline to complete European Universities Games Lodz 2022 Event Services for everyone taking part at EUG2022 in Lodz

November 17  

International Students' Day

December 5  

International Volunteer Day

December 10  

International Human Rights Day

December 15-
December 18

International Student Christmas Tournament
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

Reflecting on the Youth Ideas Labs 2022

whatsup-october  As part of the Healthy Lifestyle For All campaign, the European Commission launched Youth Ideas Labs in spring this year, enhancing the #HealthyLifestyle4All and #BeActive campaigns, and also highlighting the importance of youth in the European Year of Youth.

European University Sports Association (EUSA) was one of the invited organisations to nominate youth representatives, who presented their ideas at the EU Sport Forum in Lille in June, as well as at the events related to the Opening of the European Week of Sport in Prague in September. The group also met in August for a working meeting in Brussels.

EUSA nominated the youth delegates also as ambassadors of the HealthyLifestyle4All directly, and also in cooperation with the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) and the European Athlete as Student (EAS) – Dual Career Network; and also had its Communications and Project Manager as one of the facilitators.

EUSA nominated delegates that took part in at least one of the in-person events (in alphabetical order): Carolina Sousa E Sa (Portugal/Scotland), Conor Oisin Kavanagh (Ireland), Federico Palumbo (Italy), Filipa Godinho (Portugal), Flobena Nikolli (Albania), Leonardo Mikac (Croatia), Marianna Pikul (Poland), Mariano Carcatella (Italy/Slovenia), Sara Gaspar (Hungary) and Zrinka Tabain (Croatia/Denmark).

We asked two of our ambassadors to share their feedback from the initiative:

Marianna Pikul (AZS - Poland):
Being part of the HealthyLifestyle4All has been a great experience – both on the professional level as well as the personal one. It is very unique, that we could work in a group of people coming from many different countries on the same –very important for all – topic. It is an initiative that allows young people to have their say on the meaningful subject, such as a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, I felt that we had the freedom to explore and come up with initiatives that will be heard – and they were, on a few occasions.
As a group, we took part both in Sport Forum in Lille in June, as well as in European Week of Sport in Prague in September. On both occasions, we could present our ideas. Additionally, we met in Brussels to work on the initiative as well as meet with representatives of the European Commission. Except for the exchange of ideas and work on the presentations, it has been a great chance to meet people from all over Europe – we had time to integrate and become friends, which is for sure a big added value to the experience.

Mariano Carcatella (EUSA - Italy/Slovenia):
Youth Ideas Labs was a great opportunity to meet young people with the same interest, improve society through sport. More initiatives like this should be promoted in Europe. I have always done sport in my life and it was really rewarding to participate in this initiative and express my concerns and solutions to increase physical activity. Together with my group, we have chosen the topic regarding the increase of recreational sports, especially at an early age. Too many young leave sports because they feel the pressure to reach results at every cost, and this should be absolutely avoided.
Furthermore, I really believe it is important to point out the importance nowadays of mental health. In this Social Media generation, the young have wrong ideals of perfection, which can easily bring to feel depressed. Our role is to communicate that to be healthy does not mean having abdominals or going every day to the gym. For having a healthy lifestyle, it is enough to do 30 minutes of physical activity every day or just try to walk every day. This, along with eating good food and having a regenerating rest means having a healthy lifestyle.

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