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15 July 2020 | in Education, Forum

One month for first ever digital FISU World Forum

The 2020 edition of the FISU World Forum is one month away, and preparations have begun in earnest for what will be a first-of-its kind event.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 FISU World Forum be the first online edition and will be held from 12-14 August 2020.

FISU Forum 2018: FISU President Oleg Matytsin and FISU Executive Committee Member Verena Burk joined Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Alexander Uss, Krasnoyarsk Acting Governor, during the audience address at the last FISU Forum

“Every two years, the FISU World Forum offers an opportunity for the entire FISU Family to gather and to exchange ideas, contacts, and good practices in the field of university sports,” said Dr Verena Burk, Chair of the FISU Education Committee. “Despite this year’s situation worldwide, I am pleased that the FISU World Forum will be hosted digitally. This pioneering event organised by FISU, the Hungarian University Sports Federation as well as the University of Physical Education of Budapest will allow students, officials and other partners involved in the University Sports Movement to share their respective vision and experiences.”


Forum registrationThis year’s event will also see the student project, which usually takes place simultaneously during the Forum, being kicked off beforehand. The pre-learning platform will be online and available from 1 August onwards. Once students are registered and complete the project management learning stream, they will receive a series of tips on how to develop and run a project.


The students will then be allocated to groups based on geographical balance, gender equality and time zones and will take part in a series of workshops in their groups. The projects will finally be presented on 14 August, during the main FISU World Forum.


All students completing the pre-learning project management stream and who deliver a project with their groups will receive a certificate. The group that delivers the winning project will receive a special award from FISU and the FISU World Forum Organising Committee. More importantly, however, all students would have gained new competencies and made new friends from all over the world.


Projects can be for implementation at either global (FISU), national (NUSF) or local or university level.


“The continuation of one of the most important heritages of the 70-year-old FISU is a duty happily undertaken by Hungary with its several-hundred-year old history in university and sport culture,” said Prof. Dr. Ádám Kiss, President of the Hungarian University Sports Federation. “FISU, in cooperation with the University of Physical Education, wishes to organise such an event that will provide a lasting experience for all participants. Young people are the future!”


More details on the 2020 FISU World Forum will follow in the days to come.