Newsletter European University Sports Association

EUSA Newsletter 09-2022, ISSN 1855-4571

Memories of the European Universities Games 2022

These days we mark and celebrate a month after the closure of the European Universities Games 2022 in Lodz, Poland and all the success, great competitions, experience and fun that made the games the best and largest multi-sport event in Europe, this year. 

Celebrating the occasion, the Organizational Committee of the European Universities Games 2022 put together a video that merge and unite all the memories from all 15 days of competition. This video is a joined memory and representation of the experience of over 6000 people that were involved, recording 4459 participants, representing 422 universities from 38 countries and more than 800 volunteers. 


The European Universities Games 2022 recorded a great media coverage, also. Thanks to the extensive photo and video gallery, the athletes, officials, representatives, and greater public, had the chance to see captured moments from the competitions, educational events and social events that had been part of the Games. Celebrating all the great photos and videos, the Organizational Committee opened a Photo Contest where people can vote for the best photo taken during the European Universities Games. The title Best Photo of EUG 2022 belongs to the photo where the women football team of Sport University of Bordeaux is celebrating their win, right after the medal ceremony. This photo will get the honorary place at the Sport Museum at Zatoka Sportu.


The European Universities Games in Lodz were organised under the licence of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) by the Lodz University of Technology, University Sports Association of Poland (AZS) and City of Lodz, in cooperation with the EUSA Institute and several partners, including the Ministry of Education and Science, national and local tourism organisations, Polish Olympic Committee, national and local sports organisation, media outlets and was also supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

If you have taken part in the European Universities Games Lodz 2022 yourself, there are 3 surveys which we are closing in a few days, and would really like to ask you for your feedback, which is greatly appreciated and needed:

1. European Universities Games Lodz 2022 Event Services
Everyone taking part in the Games in Lodz is kindly asked to provide feedback and help us improve the next editions of the European Universities Games.

2. Dual Career Survey for Student Athletes
Student Athletes taking part in the Games in Lodz are invited to take a survey on dual career - studies and sport, providing information on the stuation, your challenges and needs.

3. Sport and the LGBTQI+ community
In cooperation with ENGSO's Equality within Sport Committee, we invite members of the LGBTQI+ community, both athletes and coaches, to contribute to research.

More information...



Counting down to 2022 #IDUS and #EWOS
20 August 2022

There is a month to go until September’s International Day of University Sport and European Week of Sport, continuing promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

YIAP kick-off meeting in Vilnius
26 August 2022

On August 25-26, in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, the kick off meeting of the Youth Integrity Ambassador Program (YIAP) took place, being the first TPM meeting of this project, supported by Erasmus+ programme in the field of youth, focusing on volunteering and good governance.

HealthyLifestyle4All Youth Ideas Labs meeting in Brussels
31 August 2022

Sport Unit of the European Commission hosted the participants of the Healthy Lifestyle For All Youth Ideas Labs on August 28 and 29, 2022 at the DG EAC headquarters in Brussels.

FISU Section
FISU Section
Register for 2022 FVLA September sessions
19 August 2022

After the June session of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy and Student Ambassadors Programme (FVLA), the main session of this year's programme is coming up in September.

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

Reflections of EUSA international volunteer and intern

whatsup-september In August, the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and its Institute bid farewell to international volunteer and intern from France. For this month’s student column we have asked them for their feedback and reflection about their experience.

Anouk Renaud joined the EUSA team last September, as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer; while Nathan Liegeon joined us in April this year. We are still hosting ESC volunteer Aleksandra Andreeva until November, for 1-year European Solidarity Corps volunteering project.

Anouk Renaud
I did not know much about EUSA and university sport in general before coming last September to Slovenia and starting my volunteering journey.
Living in Ljubljana was very enjoyable and Slovenia is one of the most beautiful countries I visited. I was very happy to learn a lot in a welcoming, multicultural and passionate team.
This past year was full of novelties and different activities from the daily work in office, taking part to plenty interesting projects, traveling to several countries, meeting new people from different countries, writing an Erasmus+ project, to volunteering at sports events.
Contributing to the European Universities Games 2022 was an intense experience and the perfect ending to this year. I absolutely do not regret my choice to volunteer for EUSA as it was the perfect transition between the university and professional life and I strongly recommend this experience to others.
Many thanks to EUSA Office and all the people I met for making this year a memorable experience!

Nathan Liegeon
Before I did my internship, I first knew EUSA and the sports university environment from social media and their events. But from the inside, it was an incredible adventure that I will never forget. I had an amazing insight of the unity of Europe and sport through international projects. Working in a multicultural environment is definitely a life-changing experience.
Within EUSA, I had the opportunity to promote sport and its values through European projects, which helped me to understand the inside of European policies. I thoroughly loved my experience in Slovenia, next to colleagues who are committed and truly believe in sport as a tool to foster education, equality and inclusion. Joining this incredible team had definitely an impact on my career path and on the way I want to work in sport.
I also won't forget my first edition of the Games, the European Universities Games 2022 which were held in Lodz. I never experienced this type of multisport event, and working for the event was an impressive achievement of my internship - which I thank again the whole office for their trust. I also met awesome people who are willing to help - and used to - with the organization of sports events.
Joining the EUSA Office is more than a professional line in your CV, you experience a human encounter by meeting people with the same dynamic as you.

EUSA thanks both for their engagement, dedication and hard work in the office, and especially during the European Universities Games, and wishes them best of luck in the continuation of their personal and professional career!

We also acknowledge the European funding and support in realising such programmes – the Erasmus+ programme for the internship, and the European Solidarity Corps for the volunteering programme, as well as the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and thank them for their help in our initiatives.

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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