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09 August 2021 | in FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy

One month to go until the FVLA

Part of the FVLA organising teamIt is just one month to go until the main session of the 2021 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA) that will be held online on 8-10 September following the introductory session last June. The September session was initially set-up to be an onsite series of lectures and workshops in Kazan, Russia, but because of travel restrictions and sanitary measures due to the pandemic, the organisers have had to maintain a virtual format, similar to last year.


To encourage emerging leaders, FISU promotes university sport values by organising events to share volunteer management and leadership advice with experts from all over the world. Students nominated by their National University Sport Federations (NUSFs) become FISU Student Ambassadors if they complete their programme successfully. The role of a FISU Student Ambassador is to act as a liaison between FISU and the student communities in the countries where FISU is present and help to raise awareness about the University Sport Movement among students. Candidates interested in learning more about the programme and what it is to be a FISU Student Ambassador can visit the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy website or contact ambassadors@fisu.net.


FISU’s Student Committee is also mostly composed of former FISU Student Ambassadors, and they are actively involved in the FVLA organisation. The Student Committee plays an active role in engaging with new Student Ambassadors and regularly stay in touch with them through monthly webinars.


NUSFs nominate candidates to participate to the FVLA sessions from a pool of students that they are engaged with. We kindly invite the NUSFs to register their students for the September session if they have not done so yet.


This year’s June session was already a success reuniting more than 200 participants from 93 countries to discuss leadership and volunteer management and best practices from the current FISU Student Ambassadors.


"It is a privilege to be a part of this amazing group, very professional team working hard to shape the future of university sport, and as a bonus, meet new like-minded friends from all around the world," says Nassima Boulait, participant from Morocco.


The FVLA is an educational event that serves as a key part of the international sports and volunteering movement. The aim 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, using all the values of university sport: excellence, teamwork, innovation, joy of sport and integrity.


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