The 2020 European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia is organised under the license of the European University Sports Association – EUSA, the umbrella university sport organisation in Europe.
Founded in November 1999 in Vienna, Austria, EUSA was first made up of 25 founding member organisations which has grown to 46 national members today.
Registered in Zurich, Switzerland with its office in Ljubljana, Slovenia, EUSA’s main objectives are to maintain and develop regular communication between national federations; co-ordinate competitions, conferences, mass sport events and other activities both at university and national level; encourage and support the promotion of ethics, Fair Play, gender equity and good governance in sport as well as education of university students through sport, and to disseminate throughout Europe the ideals of university sport in close collaboration with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and other European organisations and institutions.
We take pride in our sports activities as well as educational programme and projects of social responsibility, covering topics like equal opportunities, volunteering, dual career, safeguarding and anti-doping.
Since 2001, EUSA has been organising the European Universities Championships, which now take place biennially in various host cities across Europe. With two Championships organised in Basketball and Volleyball in 2001, the European Universities Championships programme grew to 21 different sports in 2019, involving 5 242 participants in total.
In 2012, the very first European Universities Games was organised in Cordoba, Spain, which involved 2 574 participants who took part in 10 different sports. The Games have since taken place every two years, with the last edition held in Coimbra, Portugal in 2018 seeing 4 027 participants take part in 13 different sports.
The 2020 European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia will mark the fifth edition of this event, where over 5 000 participants are expected to attend, taking part in 21 different sporting disciplines.