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19 May 2015 | in NUSF News, Meetings, FISU

Year of Sport 2015-2016, from School to University

PARIS - On the side-lines of the official torch lighting ceremony which took place at the Sorbonne, FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien attended the launch of the project ‘Year of Sport 2015-2016, from School to University’, at the invitation of the French Minister of Higher Education and Research Ms Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

From left to right: Vincent Rognon, FFSU Director, Claude-Louis Gallien, FISU President, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister of Higher Education and Research, and Laurent Petrinka, ISF President


"This operation aims to highlight sport as a vector of values and civic education inside and outside the schoolyard, with a wide network of associations that gives everyone the opportunity to discover and to practice a multitude of activities”, the Minister commented. “Sport and school are based on the same values: the taste of the effort, perseverance, the will to progress, respect for others and oneself and for rules."


On this occasion, the President of FISU met with Laurent Petrinka (FRA), the President of the International School Sport Federation (ISF), who is also the Director of the National Union of School Sport. The latter is one of the signatories of the current ‘Year of Sport’ project, as is the French University Sports Federation, represented by its Director: Vincent Rognon.


FISU and the ISF are currently considering the possibility of organizing joint events, which is why more meetings between the two federations will take place in the near future.


Words and picture by Yvan Dufour, FISU Editor in Chief