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24 May 2019 | in CUSF News

Strategic Dialogues in FISU America pave way for closer cooperation

BOGOTA – FISU and its Continental Member Association FISU America wrapped up productive discussions and planning during the second edition of the FISU Strategic Dialogue in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia.

The strategic dialogues were held on 21-22 May 2019, with the support of the Columbian University Sports Federation (ASCUN). FISU 1st Vice-President Leonz Eder was joined by FISU America President Alim Maluf Neto, FISU Vice President and CBDU President Luciano Cabral and other university sports leaders from North and South American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, El Salvador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. The dialogues also saw the participation of representatives from European and Asian University Sports Federations, who shared their perspective regarding sports events, international cooperation, gender equality and new challenges.

FISU 1st Vice President Leonz Eder at the Strategic DialogueDuring the meetings, the NUSFs (National University Sports Federations) presented their projects and programmes that have been updated in line with the objectives of the FISU Global Strategy 2027. Alim Maluf Neto, highlighted the importance of the cooperation between FISU, its Continental Associations and the NUSFs in strengthening communication and the promotion of not just university sport, but also healthy life styles based on physical activity.


The participants of the Strategic Dialogue also had the opportunity to be part of the Opening Ceremony of the XVII Central America and Caribbean University Games in Tunja, and share memorable moments with the athletes from their countries.


After two days of presentations, Leonz Eder said, “To have a successful dialogue, first we have to listen and understand each other in order to plan a better future for University sports.


FISU America President Alim Maluf Neto said, “I’m sure the positive exchange that we had in Bogota will set a clear direction in line with FISU Global Strategy for our member federations for the coming years.”