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28 July 2014 | in CUSF News, Multisports

2nd EUSA Games 2014 Updates

 

 

ROTTERDAM – On 25 July, the Erasmus University Rotterdam held a reception on its campus. Mr Bart Straatman, Vice-President of the university, welcomed the participants and gave a presentation of the university hosting the 2nd European Universities Games.

Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President, then thanked the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Local Organising Committee for their good cooperation with EUSA, and concluded his speech by wishing success to the student athletes.

Mr Luciano Di Fonzo, Head of Sport Sector at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the EU, presented the new funding programme Erasmus +, which co-funded the 2nd EUGames.

FISU Vice-President Eder (SUI)

Mr Pero Lučin, Rector of the University of Rijeka, presented the university that will host the 3rd EUgames in 2016 in Croatia.

FISU was represented by Mr Leonz Eder, FISU Vice-President, who gave an honorific plaque to the Vice-President of the Erasmus University Rotterdam showing FISU’s support.

During the whole duration of the 2nd EUGames, from July 24 to August 8, EUSA offers an exhibition on university sport. It goes first through the history of the university sports movement, from its early beginnings in the 19th century, through the creation of FISU in 1949 until the foundation of EUSA in Vienna in 1999.

FISU Vice-President Bergh (SWE)

The second part of the exhibition presents what EUSA does: coordinating competitions, conferences, mass-sport events, representing its member federations to various European bodies, disseminating ideals of university sport in collaboration with FISU, etc.

The exhibition also presents EUSA events: the European Universities Games are the largest European multisport student event. The next host cities will be Zagreb-Rijeka (Croatia) in 2016 and Coimbra (Portugal) in 2018.

Through this exhibition, EUSA intends to highlight that university sport is an embodiment of dual careers: sport performance and academic achievements. It will be hosted by various universities in Europe, the next one being the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

 

(Source: L. Briel & W. Rolin, Development Department)

 

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