EUSA Newsletter 04-2016

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EUSA Newsletter 04-2016, ISSN 1855-4571

New opportunities to take part in the EUG2016

Although we just entered to the spring season in Europe, the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016 are getting closer and closer every day. Hrki, the official mascot of the Games, is already very busy, and he expects participants from all over Europe to join him soon.

In the beginning of March, Hrki brought smiles to young and more experienced skiers when he tried skiing on the newly opened ski run Tesanj on Platak.

The campaign of planting 500 new plants around the Jarun Lake symbolically started in mid March. The Mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, together with the Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Predrag Sustar, Rector of the University of Zagreb, Damir Boras and President of the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016 (EUG 2016), Zrinko Custonja, planted the first tree. Newly planted trees will represent the universities that will participate at the EUG 2016. New trees will also enrich environment around Jarun Lake which will be the official venue for a variety of sports competitions during this multi-sport event.

If you are interested to take part in the event, make sure you hurry up! Due to high interest from EUSA members, as well as from European universities and students, EUSA and OC decided to reopen registration in sports where we can accept a few more entries. These sports are now reopened until fulfilment of available places, latest by April 15, 2016: Basketball 3x3, Bridge, Chess, Golf, Judo, Karate, Para Swimming, Para Table Tennis, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Sport Climbing, Swimming, Taekwondo, Water Polo. Other sports are closed, as we already have full competition brackets. Registration is possible through the national university sports bodies.

We also appreciate helping hands in organising the event - registrations for international volunteers is open until April 1.

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Cooperation between University Sport and Student Union in Hungary - 01 March 2016
 
01-03 
 
  The National Union of Students (NUSH) and Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF) signed an agreement on February 27, 2016. NUSH is going to support and promote such events like Budapest University Sport Day on September 20 - UNESCO International Day of University Sport, “Sports for All” and “Move on” nationwide university student leisure activity campaigns.
 
EUSA-EUG2016 Sports meeting held in Zagreb - 02 March 2016
 
02-03 
 
  Representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the Organising Committee of the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016 (EUG2016) met in Zagreb on March 1, 2016, for a special meeting dedicated to sports and sports-related matters.
 
Norwegian University Games Tromso 2016 - 03 March 2016
 
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  The Norwegian University Games of Tromsø 2016 delivered far beyond expected when they for the very first time in history organized the games north of the Polar circle. They are the latest edition in a proud number of Norwegian University Games, and as the ninth games they managed, as so many before them, to make the games their own in their special way.
EUSA at the 2016 Erasmus+ Sport Info Day - 03 March 2016
 
05-03 
 
  The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised a Sports Infoday on March 3, 2016 in Brussels. The event, opened by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr Tibor Navracsics was also attended by representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
 
EUSA meeting with the European Commission - 06 March 2016
 
06-03 
 
  Following the Erasmus+ Sport Infoday on March 3, the representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) – Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik and Communications & Projects Manager Mr Andrej Pisl met with the representatives of the European Commission, lead by Mr Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Sport Unit - Directorate General for Education and Culture.
 
EU Sport Forum 2016 - 11 March 2016
 
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  The largest gathering of sports and policy stakeholders in Europe this year – the EU Sport Forum 2016 – was held in the Hague (NED) on March 9 and 10. The 2-day event was also attended by the representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) Mr Matjaz Pecovnik and Andrej Pisl.
 
EUSA present at the 2016 HUSF General Assembly - 14 March 2016
 
11-03 
 
  On the invitation of Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF), Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President and Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General attended the HUSF General Assembly, which was held in Budapest (HUN) on March 13, 2016.
 
EUSA EUG2020 evaluation visit to Tampere - 15 March 2016
 
12-03 
 
  On March 13-14, 2016 the EUSA Evaluation Commission for European Universities Games 2020 composed of Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President, Mr Olaf Tabor, Treasurer and Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General visited Tampere (FIN), the EUG Candidate City.
 
2016 General Assembly of the Swiss University Sport Federation - 17 March 2016
 
13-03 
 
  The President of the Swiss University Sport Federation (SUSF/SHSV) Andreas Csonka welcomed the delegates, guests from different Swiss Sport Federations and many other guests to the ordinary General Assembly in the House of Swiss Olympic Association in Ittigen near Berne on March 16, 2016.
 
EUSA EUG2020 evaluation visit to Belgrade - 21 March 2016
 
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  The EUSA Evaluation Commission for European Universities Games (EUG) 2020 visited the candidate city Belgrade (SRB) from March 17-19, 2016. During the first day of the visit, Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President, Mrs Ivana Ertlova, EC Member and Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General first met with the representatives of the Bidding Committee for presentation of the candidature highlights.
 
BUCS Big Wednesday 2016 closes the season in the UK - 23 March 2016
 
16-03 
 
  The 2015/16 season came to an enthralling conclusion for 14 sports on March 16 as the UK’s top sporting universities ensured a memorable BUCS Big Wednesday in Sheffield, the biggest #BUCSwednesday of them all.
 
EUSA-BUCS meeting in London - 25 March 2016
 
17-03 
 
  On the invitation of British University and Colleagues Sports (BUCS), EUSA President Adam Roczek and Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik visited London to meet with BUCS representatives and attend the BUCS Rugby Union Championship Finals.
 
2016 EUSA Student Commission meeting in Ljubljana - 29 March 2016
 
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  The Student Commission of the European University Sports Association met in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 25, 2016. Members of the Student Commission were welcomed at the EUSA Office in Ljubljana by Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General and Mr Andrej Pisl, Communications and Projects Manager, as well as Ms Anett Fodor and Mr Romain Charrier, EVS volunteers who also joined the meeting.
 
EUSA Gender Equality Survey 2016 launched - 29 March 2016
 
19-03  
 
  Equal Opportunities Commission in EUSA launched the second edition of the Gender Equality Survey. The aim of the survey is to gather data on different aspects of university sport, with a special emphasis given to gender equality at university sport level across Europe.
 
ASA Winter Games 2016 - 30 March 2016
 
20-03  
 
  Academic Sports Association - ASA Israel organised the 31th international Windsurfing and anniversary 20th ASA Winter Games in Eilat between March 13 and 16, 2016. All the Universities in Israel took part in the Games and most of the biggest colleges.
 
Midterm evaluation training for EVS Volunteers 2016 - 30 March 2016
 
21-03  
 
  International European Volunteer Service (EVS) volunteers located in Slovenia gathered in Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia, for the EVS Midterm Evaluation between March 21 and 24, 2016. Ms Anett Fodor and Mr Romain Charrier, both EVS volunteers in the European University Sports Association (EUSA) took part in the activities, as other 30 volunteers currently doing their service in Slovenia.
 
Working meeting preparing for the EUSA Assembly 2016 - 31 March 2016
 
22-03  
 
  In preparation for the General Assembly of the European University Sports Association (EUSA), Mr Leonz Eder, EUSA Vice-President visited the EUSA Office in Ljubljana for a working meeting on March 30, 2016.
 

FISU Section
FISU Section
FISU WUC Department meeting in Wroclaw - 03 March 2016
 
03-03  
 
  Following to the election of its new Executive Committee in November 2015, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) recently appointed Mr Marian Dymalski and Mr Fernando Parente, respectively as Chair and Vice-Chair of the International Technical Committee of the FISU World University Championships.
 
Basketball 3x3 World University League 2016 - 07 March 2016
 
07-03  
 
  We are excited to announce that the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will invite the first two placed teams in Basketball 3x3 at the European Universities Games 2016 (EUG2016) to this year's World University League Finals.
 
FISU Executive Committee meets in March in Brussels - 07 March 2016
 
08-03  
 
  The first Executive Committee meeting of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) since the recent elections took place in Brussels on March 4 and 5, 2016. European University Sports Association (EUSA) was represented by its President Mr Adam Roczek. FISU President Mr Oleg Matytsin opened the meeting, highlighting the current situation and shared the future path of FISU.
 
Invitation FASU Games 2016 - 11 March 2016
 
10-03  
 
  The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) in conjunction with University Sports South Africa (USSA) are organizing the 8th All Africa University Games at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in South Africa between June 26 and July 2, 2016.
 
FISU Magazine #88 published - 22 March 2016
 
15-03  
 
  The latest issue of the University Sports Magazine, a publication by the International University Sport Federation (FISU) has been published. Issue #88 features...
 

What's up! Section - Student Column
What's up! Section - Student Column
Reflecting on the 2016 EUSA Student Commission Meeting

The Student Commission (STC) of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) met in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 25, 2016.

This live meeting of the EUSA STC represented a great opportunity to achieve a large amount of work and obtain some key actions from the meeting, but it was also as a great opportunity to experience a new and interesting culture and to meet and interact with the local people. Especially for those members who have never been to Slovenia before.

As this was the first live meeting of the Commission since our new members were elected last year; it was very beneficial that we all arrived on Thursday, allowing us to get to know each other much better than possible over Skype for the past few months. It also gave us the opportunity to visit the EUSA Office to see where and how the organisation is run as well as incorporate some sightseeing of Ljubljana.

There were six members of the STC expected to travel but due to the closure of Brussels airport our Chair, Isabella Colafranceso couldn’t attend. Isabella did join us on Skype for the duration of the meeting. It was decided that I would be Chair designate for the meeting. The agenda items would be outlined by the STC Chair and then she would listen in while the rest of the members discussed the item before reverting with our conclusions to her. This system worked well and we discussed a large and varied number of topics in a very comprehensive way. We were joined for our meeting by Ms Anett Fodor and Mr Romain Charrier, EVS volunteers in the EUSA Office. Mr Andrej Pisl, Communications and Projects Manager and our office liaison. He was present for the entire meeting and was always on hand to respond to any questions and supply useful and contextual information that we needed.

Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, EUSA Secretary General welcomed us at the beginning of the day and gave an overview of the importance of the Student Commission within the organisation and wished us a successful meeting. Mr Pisl gave a general introduction to EUSA and to the EUSA Student Commission.

In the productive meeting, the EUSA STC Digital Campaign and within the field of Media and Communications the monthly What’s Up column and Photo Competition were discussed. We will soon be launching a campaign highlighting the impact university sport has had on and continues to have on European athletes, volunteers and other people involved in sport.

We went on to talk about one of the most visible and successful projects, the EUSA Volunteer Program. We also received a presentation on the upcoming European University Games from STC member Mr Nikola Vincetic (CRO), who is also a member of the organising committee of EUG2016, Zagreb-Rijeka.

Special focus was given to the field of networking, both internally (cooperation with EUSA members and other Commissions within EUSA) and externally (cooperation with other organisations). On the students level, apart from good cooperation with ENGSO Youth, preparations are underway to establish cooperation with the European Students’ Union (ESU). We developed definite plans that we hope to communicate to you in the near future.

We concluded the meeting having decided on the date for our next Skype meeting. The STC is happy with the items that we decided on and look forward to interacting with the students of European university sport in many beneficial and positive ways into the future.

EUSA Student Commission is one of the oldest commissions within EUSA, and ensures the voice of the students is represented in the organisation. The Commission is currently composed by Mr Conor Traynor (IRL), Ms Katarzyna Czalej (POL), Mr Grisha Amirkhanyan (ARM), Mr Seit Demiri (SLO), Ms Anna Edes (HUN), Mr Andrey Pavlov (RUS), Mr Nikola Vincetic (CRO) and is chaired by Ms Isabella Colafrancesco (GBR). Mr Andrej Pisl (SLO) acts as the Office liaison and secretary of the commission.

Are you a student with an opinion? We are looking for new contributors for our student column every month. Feel free to contact stc@eusa.eu to offer a piece or propose a topic.

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