EUSA Newsletter 04-2017

EUSA Newsletter 04-2017, ISSN 1855-4571

Three months until start of EUSA Championships 2017

There are 3 months to go to the first European Universities Championship in 2017 and we are happy to inform you that there are still some places available to take part in our 2017 Championships season.

March 15, 2017, was the 3rd General Entry Deadline for Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Handball and Futsal. Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended, and will completely close when we reach the limit (latest by next registration deadline) - only a few places are still available for each sport!

On April 15, 2017, it will be the 3rd (and last) General Entry Deadline aslo for Rowing, Basketball, Rugby 7s, Tennis, Football, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, 3x3 Basketball, Sport Climbing and Beach Volleyball. Besides these sports, it is possible to register for Golf, Bridge and Chess; the 1st General Entry registration deadline for these is also April 15, 2017.

European Universities Championships will be organised this year in 19 sports, held between June and September in different cities across Europe. In the sports where registrations are still open, places for the event are going fast, so we advise you to register and pay the deposit as soon as possible to ensure your participation.

Interested teams and individuals should contact the national university sports body in their country and register as soon as possible, as the number of places is limited.

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EUSA meets MUSC in Malta - 08 March 2017
  Before the start of the EU Sport Forum in Malta, representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) met the new board representatives of the Malta University Sports Club (MUSC) on March 7, 2017.
EU Sport Forum 2017 in Malta - 10 March 2017
  The European Commission in collaboration with Maltese Presidency and SportMalta organised this year’s European Sport Forum on March 8 and 9 in St Julian in Malta. Over 350 participants, key stakeholders in sport took part at the event, including representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
CASF Gala celebrates best athletes from 2016 season - 13 March 2017
  On March 10, Croatian Academic Sports Federation (CASF) held their gala at the French Pavilion in Zagreb. Among the participants were also the Rector of the University of Zagreb, Mayor of the City of Zagreb, representatives of Sport Head office of Croatia, President’s office, Croatian Olympic Committee and sports organisations, and the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
EUSA Rules and Regulations Commission meeting in Ljubljana - 14 March 2017
  The office of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) in Ljubljana hosted the meeting of the EUSA Rules and Regulations Commission on March 10 and 11, 2017. The meeting was attended by EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek, who is also the Chair of the Commission, Vice-Chair of the Commission Mr Marko Zunic, Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, and Sports Manager Mr Besim Aliti.
EUSA Audit meeting 2017 - 14 March 2017
  EUSA Auditors Mr Marian Matac Liviu from Romania and Mr Hovhannes Gabrielyan from Armenia visited the EUSA Office in Ljubljana on March 13, 2017 for the annual Audit meeting and review. The Auditors were welcomed by EUSA Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik and Treasurer Mr Lorenz Ursprung who presented the EUSA activities, budget and financial report for 2016.
European Youth Sport Forum 2017 - 15 March 2017
  As part of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of Europe, SportMalta in collaboration with the European Commission and the Youth section of the European Non Governmental Sport Organisations (ENGSO Youth) hosted the European Youth Sport Forum in Malta between March 10 and 13, 2017.
EUSA Magazine 2016-17 published - 17 March 2017
  European University Sports Association (EUSA) has published the annual edition of its magazine - the European University Sports Association Year Magazine 2016-17.
85th SUSF General Assembly in Switzerland - 20 March 2017
  Main topics at the 85th General Assembly of the Swiss University Sports Federation (SUSF), held on March 16 in Bern at the Headquarters of Swiss Olympic Association, were the Awards for the best Swiss Student Athletes in 2016, a review of several international competitions in Switzerland and from EUSA and FISU as well as a preview on the 30st Winter Universiade to be held in Lucerne-Central Switzerland in 2021.
Invitation to St Duje Rowing Regatta 2017- 23 March 2017
  The Croatian Academic Sports Federation (CASF) and the local organising committee in Split are inviting university eights team to the International rowing regatta in Sveti Duje / Split which will be held on May 6 and 7, 2017, under the patronage of the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
Invitation to Moscow Games 2017 - 23 March 2017
  This September, the International Student and Youth Sports Festival Moscow Games will be celebrated for the fourth time. This year the festival, which already united thousands of athletes form different countries in the past, will be held between September 18 to 22 in Moscow, Russia, again the patronage of the European University Sports Association (EUSA).
EUSA-IDO European Universities Dance Championships 2017 - 23 March 2017
  Partnership between the European University Sports Association (EUSA) and the International Dance Organisation (IDO) introduced the EUSA-IDO / IDO-EUSA European Universities Championships in 2015. EUSA and IDO plan to host two events also this year, held in conjunction with the IDO World & European Championships.
EUSA Medical and Student Commission meeting in Ljubljana - 26 March 2017
  European University Sports Association (EUSA) organised the meetings of its Medical and Student Commissions on March 25, 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where the EUSA Office is located. The meeting brought together two commissions, using cooperation synergies and contributing to development of university sport.
Electoral FFSU General Assembly held in Paris - 27 March 2017
  French University Sport Federation (FFSU) held their electoral General Assembly on March 25 at the headquarters of the French Football Federation in Paris, France. Mr Jean-Francois Sautereau was re-elected as President of the organisation, and will lead the board consisting of 24 elected members, including 12 students, also in the period 2017-2021.
EUSA attends HUSF 110 Years Gala in Hungary - 28 March 2017
  On the invitation of the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUSF), representatives of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) – Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President and Mr Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General, visited Budapest on March 25, 2017 to attend the Annual General Assembly and Gala, held on the occasion of 110th Anniversary of the federation.
EUSA working meetings in Albania - 29 March 2017
  University of Tirana has taken the initiative to revitalize the University Sport in Albania including the reactivation of the Albanian University Sports Association. For this occasion, the European University Sports Association (EUSA) was invited to several meetings with key institutions, including the Albanian Olympic Committee, Ministry of Education and Sport as well as the University of Tirana in order to point out the importance of University sport, youth development and recognition of Albanian University Sport in international organisations, such as EUSA.
VOICE national Forums started - 31 March 2017
  Within the European project VOICE, which focuses on combating sexual violence and harassment in sport, the national forums started to be staged acrossEurope. On March 29, 2017, the first national/regional Acknowledgement Forum was held in Barcelona, Spain. In the upcoming period, similar events will be held on May 10 in Denmark, June 1 in Vienna, June 15 in Derby, June 24 in Frankfurt, and in the fall the forums in Belgium, Slovenia and Hungary will unfold.

FISU Section
FISU Section
FISU announces #FISUYRP2017 participants - 09 March 2017
  The International University Sport Federation (FISU) announced the 12 international participants - successful applicants of the 4th FISU Young Reporters’ Programme at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei City 2017, selected by the FISU Media & Communication Committee (CMC).
FISU Web Games launched - 20 March 2017
  The International University Sports Federation (FISU) launched FISU WEB GAMES, an innovate proposal for engaging the university youth through international online competitions and contests, promoting Sport, Knowledge, Entertainment, Education, Art and Culture worldwide.
Invitation to FISU Volunteer Leaders’ Academy 2017 - 21 March 2017
  The International University Sports Federation (FISU), in cooperation with the authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, will organise an international forum FISU Volunteer Leaders’ Academy between July 2 and 8, 2017 in Kazan.
FASU General Assembly 2017 in Kigali - 22 March 2017
  African University Sports Federation (FASU) held its General Assembly in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda on March 18, also celebrating FASU's 45th Anniversary. The Assembly was attended by representatives of member federations and honorary guests, including FISU President Oleg Matytsin, 1st Vice-President Leonz Eder, AUSF President Xue Yanqing, EUSA President Adam Roczek and others.
FISU-FASU Strategic Dialogue 2017 - 22 March 2017
  Following the FASU General Assembly, FISU-FASU Strategic Dialogue event was held in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 19. The event started with opening speech by FISU President Mr Oleg Matytsin, addressing university sports leaders of 23 African nations and invited guests from continental university sports federations.
Announcing 3×3 Basketball FISU World University League Final 2017 - 30 March 2017
  For the third consecutive year, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will partner with the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) and Huaqiao University to organise the 3x3 Basketball FISU World University League – 2017 Final.

What's up! Section - Student Column
What's up! Section - Student Column
EYSF2017 - Participant's point of view

For this month's student column, a participant of the European Youth Sport Forum 2017 reflects on his motivation to participate at the event, summarising the experience and the importance of the Pink Paper.

Let’s start at the very beginning; for me this story kicked off September 27th 2016 at the “Youth & sport: team-up for inclusive societies”, a public session in the European Parliament organized by ENGSO Youth together with the Youth Intergroup, Sport Intergroup and the European Youth Forum. The first time to hear about the so called “pink paper” and the trigger to become “an actor of change” (to quote the words of Mr Antonio Silva Mendes – former director for Youth and Sport at the European Commission).

Maybe a word of explanation about the mentioned “pink paper” and the choice of color. Why pink? Simply to draw attention, make people curious and get noticed. After all the Pink Paper is a collection of recommendations, best practice examples and inputs composed by 120 young people from all over Europe. The composition of this Pink Paper was the goal of the European Youth Sport Forum and after 3 days of hard work the result is worth a view!

So this already gives you a picture about what the EYSF was about: 120 young people working together to shape this document. Off course this needs some planning and organization and this is where ENGSO Youth and SportMalta come in the picture. They took care of some essential ingredients - an attractive agenda, beautiful accommodation, impressive speakers and experts, visit to the House of Parliament, … to create the perfect setting for the participants. Contributions of high level speakers like Mr Yves Le-Lostecque (Head of Unit EAC Sport European Commission and Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (the Maltese President) need special attention, therefore a big thank you to the European Commission and congratulations to ENGSO Youth and Sport Malta.

Work had to be done and structure was needed, therefore the forum focused on three main topics: (1) Social Inclusion and Volunteering through sport, (2) Healthy Lifestyle through Sport and (3) Sport Diplomacy. A challenging cocktail to work on the three topics where the one topic was an opportunity to contribute on high level and the other was one to learn as much as possible and this in a continuous context of networking.

For me therefore the forum is easy to summarize:
3 Topics: Social Inclusion and volunteering, Healthy lifestyle and Sport diplomacy;
3 Focusses: Learning, contributing and networking;
3 Organizing partners: SportMalta, ENGSO Youth, the European Commission;
3 Days: work, sports, visits;
3 Pages: end result in terms of Pink Paper (if you print it recto-verso, and drop acknowledgements ;)

You might wonder: why Malta? From January 1st until June 30th Malta has the Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The author Simon Plasschaert obtained his masters degree in sport management at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

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