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07 June 2013 | in Multisports, CUSF News

European Universities Games 2016 and 2018

EUSA President Roczek with the Presidents of the Bidding Committees

LJUBLJANA - The Executive Committee of the European University Sports Association attributed the 3rd European Universities Games for 2016 on 1 June at its meeting in Ljubljana. After the successful organisation of the first edition of the EUSA Games last summer in Cordoba and intense preparations for the 2nd edition of the event next year in Rotterdam, it was time for the presentation and evaluation of the bids for the 3rd European Universities Games and the attribution of the Games.

The event was held at the historic Council Meeting room at the Ljubljana City Hall, with the support of the Mayor of Ljubljana, Mr Zoran Jankovic, who hosted the reception for the EUSA Executive Committee members, bidding committee representatives and guests the night before.

Before the presentations started, a short introduction and recap of the process was given by EUSA Secretary General Matjaz Pecovnik. EUSA President Adam Roczek then presented special EUSA plaquets to both candidates, thanking them for their bid and wishing them best of luck in their presentations.

Portuguese Bidding presentation - Coimbra

The Croatian bidding presentation of Zagreb-Rijeka was held first, as decided by the draw made at the EUSA Executive Committee meeting the day before. The delegation was led by Mr Goran Kozulj, the Chairman of the Bidding Committee, and other members of the delegation were Mr Zeljko Jovanovic, Minister of Science, Education and Sports; Mr Pero Lucin, Rector of the University of Rijeka; Petra Radetic, President of Student Council of the University of Zagreb; Mrs Jelena Pavicic Vukicevic, Deputy Mayor of the City of Zagreb and Mr Zrinko Custonja, the President of the Croatian University Sports Federation (CASF).

The presentation was followed by a questions and answers session, and the same system applied also for the Portuguese delegation with the bidding city of Coimbra, which came next.

The Coimbra delegation was composed of Mr Ricardo Morgado, the Chairman of the Bidding Committee; Mr Emidio Guerreiro, Secretary of State for Sport and Youth; Mr Joao Gabriel Silva, Rector of the University of Coimbra; Mr Joao Barbosa De Melo, Mayor of Coimbra; Mr Bruno Barracosa, the President of the Academic University Sports Federation of Portugal (FADU) and Mr Tiago Martins, Vice-President of the Students Council of the University of Coimbra.

Before the announcement of the winning city was done, EUSA President Mr Roczek stressed the quality of both bids and presentations, and opened the envelope with the results.

The 2016 EUSA Games were attributed to the cities of Zagreb and Rijeka (CRO)

The 3rd European Universities Games in 2016 will be organised in: Zagreb-Rijeka in Croatia!

After the announcement, congratulations and signing of the preliminary agreement, the third EUSA Executive Committee meeting in the year officially concluded, with next one being organised in October in Yerevan, Armenia.


EUSA also announced the start of the bidding procedure for the 2018 European Universities Games.


- Compulsory (8): Basketball, Football, Futsal, Handball, Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis

- Optional (4): other sports in the EUC programme in the year of attribution

Bidding procedure:

01.06.2013 Opening of the bidding procedure

01.11.2013 Deadline for Letters of Intention and payment of Bidding Fee

01.12.2013 Bidding dossier submission (by EUSA) and Seminar

01.02.2014 Deadline for submitting the bid

15.02.2014 Evaluation visits (by 15.03.2014)

04.04.2014 Attribution


More information: www.eusa.eu


(Source: EUSA)