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17 January 2022 | in FISU Student Ambassadors

FISU Student Ambassadors programme hosts cultural webinar on European continent

On 14th January FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) Community hosted a fantastic webinar on the diverse culture of European countries. The moderator Anja from Croatia and Albina Rakhmatullina gave the opening remarks and welcomed the participants worldwide. The first speaker Darya from Belarus organised an interactive quiz about the culture and traditions of Belarus. Participants then travelled virtually to Southern Europe, where Adrian from Spain introduced the common things about these fascinating countries.


Sam and Nancy from Belgium conducted a fun quiz about Western Europe with Julia from Austria presenting interesting facts about the Central Europe. Then Nika from Georgia organised a dance master class. The participants enjoyed learning an energetic dance - Acharuli. Nadia from Belarus taught the basics of Russian through a quiz. Lina from Sweden and Kelly from Estonia told interesting facts about Northern Europe.

Break out rooms with Alias’ game, discussions and feedback concluded this  webinar. 'Great webinar, and definitely added some new places to visit to my list', - said FVLA Alumnus Timothy Derry from Belarus. Meanwhile, one of the speakers Darya commented: 'Such a great opportunity to travel around virtually. Can't wait to visit all those exciting places once the pandemic is over! It was wonderful to hear everyone speaking about their countries and regions with love and respect - we truly are FISU Student Ambassadors of where we come from'.


FVLA is an educational event held every year in Kazan during summer gathering international sports and volunteering movement. At the academy, emerging sport management leaders receive an intense programme that includes lectures, roundtable discussions and networking opportunities. Academy attendees are also brought “behind-the-house” to many first-class sports facilities used at top-level sports events to develop their knowledge and competence around the management of volunteers in sports events.


The aim of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy is to create a volunteering community around the world that could share the best global practices in volunteer projects in all kinds of sports events. In order to do that, all the values of university sport: excellence, teamwork, innovation, joy of sport and integrity.


The next FVLA online session will take place on 17 June 2022 and the offline part will be on 2-8 September 2022 in Kazan (RUS).


Written by Timur Tufetulov, Media&Communication manager of the FISU Student Ambassadors programme