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02 December 2019 | in CUSF News

EUSA Executive Committee meets, special awards given, EUG2020 registrations open

The European University Sports Association (EUSA) held its second regular Executive Committee meeting of the year in Ljubljana, Slovenia on November 29 and 30, 2019.

Various topics were discussed in the two-day meeting, including a review of the very successful season of the 2019 European Universities Championships, FISU and EUSA-endorsed events as well as FISU-supported projects and projects supported by the European Union which address social responsibility and various values addressed through sport, including dual career, social inclusion, equal opportunities, skills development, anti-doping, good governance and volunteering.

On the topic of conferences and meetings, the 2019 EUSA Conference, Extraordinary General Assembly, Awards Ceremony and Gala were discussed and evaluated, before the Chairs and Secretaries of the EUSA Commissions presented their activity reports and plans regarding Student, Technical, Equal Opportunities, Education, Media and Communications, Finance and Marketing.

The meeting, which came just weeks after EUSA celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, also presented the opportunity for the association to thank several institutions and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the success of the organisation over the past two decades.

As such, on the evening of November 29, EUSA organised a special dinner with an awards ceremony, presenting special appreciation awards as well as awarding an Order of Merit to the deserving recipients.

Appreciation awards were given to former Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) President Mr Otmar Kugovnik; the Slovenian University Sports Association, received by the current President Mr Igor Luksic; the University of Ljubljana, received by the Rector Mr Igor Papic, the City of Ljubljana, received by the Vice-Mayor Mr Dejan Crnek; the Slovenian Olympic Committee, received by the Secretary General Mr Blaz Perko; former EUSA Legal Advisor Mr Thomas Loher and President of the Slovenian Olympic Academy and Vice President of European Fair Play Movement Mr Miroslav Cerar.

Special award winners during the EUSA Executive Committee meeting of the year in Ljubljana, Slovenia

For the constant support and contribution to various EUSA activities, EUSA’s prestigious Order of Merit award was handed to Mr Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the European Commission’s Sport Unit.

Focus on the second day of the Executive Committee meeting then shifted to next year’s European Universities Games taking place in Belgrade, Serbia, with representatives from the Organising Committee present to detail the upcoming activities and plans for the Games taking place next summer.

Their presentations were given a day before the official opening of registration for next year’s Games on December 1.

The fifth edition of the European Universities Games, licensed by the European University Sports Association and supported by FISU, will take place from July 12-25 2020, where over 6 000 participants from Europe’s leading sport universities are expected to attend, taking part in 21 sporting disciplines.

Preliminary schedule for the European Games 2020 schedule

The Sports Programme of the European Universities Games Belgrade 2020 includes Badminton, Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo and Para Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Orienteering, Rowing, Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.

Competitions are open to both men and women, including competitions for students with disabilities in Para Judo and Para Table Tennis. European students between the ages of 17-30 will represent their respective universities at the Games.

Following the opening of the registrations, participants interested in being involved in the largest gathering of European student athletes in 2020 are encouraged to contact the national university sport body in their respective countries to find out how to enter.

Alongside the sport competitions, the Games focus on educational and social aspects of university sport in Europe, featuring conferences and workshops in the topics of Anti-Doping, Inclusion, Dual Career, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding in Sport, Skills Development, as well as a Rectors Conference.

For more information about the European Universities Games Belgrade 2020, and for further information regarding registration for the games please click here.

Additional information can be found on the official European Universities Games Belgrade 2020 webpage at www.eug2020.eu as well as the social media handle @eug2020 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.