JUNE 18, 2020
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, an online meeting was held
with Secretary Generals of the National University Sports
Associations that make up the EUSA membership on Thursday,
The aim of the meeting, which attracted participants from 20
countries, was to present an update on activities in EUSA and
its member federations, as well as to discuss the impact of
COVID-19 on university sport in Europe and worldwide.
The participants were firstly welcomed by EUSA President Mr
Adam Roczek and EUSA Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik.
Mr Pecovnik then presented the EUSA activities since the
start of the Coronavirus outbreak, focusing on the European
Universities Games in Belgrade and the organisation of
forthcoming sports and educational events.
The conclusions from the previous two EUSA Executive
Committee Meetings, financial impact of COVID-19 on EUSA
activities, EUSA projects funded by the Erasmus+ Programme
and organisation of work in the EUSA Headquarters in the time
of pandemic were also reported, together with information
from recent meetings held between FISU and the Continental
University Sports Federations.
Thereafter, the representatives of EUSA member federations
presented the situation in their countries, focusing on activities
of their National University Sports Associations, organisation of
National University Championships and participation in the fifth
edition of the European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
EUSA held a second online meeting with the Secretary
Generals from National University Sports Associations across
Europe on Thursday, September 24, ensuring transparent and
open communication with its members.
A total of 16 EUSA member federation representatives were
present for the online call.
After words of welcome to all present, EUSA Secretary
General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik gave a full report of EUSA’s
activities in terms of governance, administration, EU-
funded projects and sports activities, informing members of
developments regarding EUSA’s forthcoming events.
The Secretary Generals from each NUSA were then able
to provide updates from their own countries, where it was
pleasing to hear that many national championships and
sporting events in several countries were ongoing despite the
global pandemic which had postponed and cancelled several
university sports events.
NUSAs were encouraged to send EUSA updates, news and
photographs of their sporting activities for dissemination, to
help stimulate and inspire others across the continent amid
what had been a difficult period for many.
The meeting showcased EUSA’s continual support for its
members, facilitating a platform for networking and sharing
of knowledge, even if virtually due to the restrictions in place
owing to COVID-19.
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS ASSOCIATION YEAR MAGAZINE 2020-21^12
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