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Basic Info

+ How can I qualify for the EUG 2016?

You need to be a student (aged 17 to 30, by formula: event year – competitor’s year of birth = age) or you obtained Academic degree or diploma in the Academic year 2014/2015, from a University (or other institutions at the highest level of education) in one of the EUSA member countries. Non-members of EUSA may also qualify by contacting EUSA office.

Your National University Sport Association (NUSA) is the only body responsible for your qualification (in rare cases, other bodies can carry out qualification). Usually, you have to take part in the relevant National university championship and achieve a good result (winner, runner-up and sometimes semi-finalists are qualified) to be qualified for the EUG 2016.

You need to contact your NUSA; it will submit a General entry form (1st step of the registration) to the EUSA.

If more participants than expected are applying for one competition, then the EUG 2016 Organising Committee and the EUSA will choose the participants in accordance with EUSA rules.

+ How can I register for the EUG 2016?

Now that you have qualified (see previous question), you need to follow the registration process to ensure your participation at the relevant event.

Here is a summary to make sure you don’t miss any steps:

The registration process is regulated by EUSA and consists of three stages:

  1. General entry:
  • open on December 1st 2015
  • first call deadline January 15th 2016
  • second call deadline February 15th 2016
  • third call deadline March 15th 2016
  1. Quantitative entry and Referee entry: May 1st 2016
  2. Individual entry and Travel plan: June 1st 2016

The General, Quantitative, Referee and Individual entries shall be submitted via EUSA online registration system, which can be found on the EUSA website. Entry codes are provided to your NUSA.

Competitors (teams or individuals) should be nominated by their NUSA so the General entry submission will be done by NUSA. The Quantitative, Referee and Individual entries submission shall be done by University team contact person.

If no team is nominated by a NUSA in the defined term, EUSA may accept an entry directly from a University, but is obliged to inform the respective NUSA.

The general entries are confirmed by the EUSA Office. Only general entries with deposits paid within the defined deadlines will be considered.

A detailed PDF guide of the registration process is available here.

+ How much is the participation fee for athletes and officials?

The participation fee is 65 EUR per person per night; EUSA Entry fee is 30 EUR per person.

+ How much is the participation fee for referees?

Universities are exempt from paying any fees to the EUG 2016 Organizing Committee or to the EUSA.

+ What is included in the participation fee?

  • Accommodation – from one or two days before the first competition day until one day after the last competition day
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transfer between arrival/departure points and accommodation facilities
  • Shuttle buses will be provided for transportation from the accommodation to the sports venues and for the Opening and Closing ceremonies, as well as for other important events – adapted vehicles will be provided for athletes with disability
  • Participation in training and competition
  • Participation in Social (concerts, parties), Cultural (museums, student’s cinema), Educational (lectures, panels) and all EUG 2016 sports events
  • Opportunity to visit Rijeka or Zagreb by shuttle bus twice a day

+ What are the arrival/departure points?

For participants accommodated in Zagreb:

For participants accommodated in Rijeka:

+ For how many days do I have to pay?

At least one day before the first competition day until one day after the last competition day.

+ Where will I stay during the event?

Accommodation in Zagreb will be in the Student dormitory Stjepan Radic (Athletes Village) and accommodation in Rijeka will be in the University Campus (Athletes Village).

+ Can someone stay with me in dormitory?

If the person is not participating at EUG 2016, he/she cannot stay at the official accommodation facility. All other spectators need to arrange their own stay in Zagreb or Rijeka.

+ Where can I learn more about the sports venues?

Click here to learn more about the sports venues of the EUG 2016.

+ Where can I learn more about the sports?

Click here to learn more about the 21 sports that will be played during the EUG 2016.

+ What is the official sports schedule for the EUG 2016?

The official program of the 3rd European Universities Games runs from July 12 until July 25 2016. EUG 2016 is a fifteen day event with 21 different sports schedules. The program is divided in the cities of Zagreb and Rijeka.

All participants need to arrive and check in at least one day prior to their competition and need to stay during the whole program of their sport.

Games will be ongoing until July 24th in Zagreb and July 25th in Rijeka, which is the final day of the program and the day the official Closing Ceremony.

+ What are the official dates for each sport?

You can find official dates here

+ Will the NUSA delegates participate in preparations for EUG 2016?

EUG 2016 will organize the visit of Head of Delegations in May 2016. This will be an opportunity for them to get a closer insight into sports programme, accommodation, sports venues and all other aspects of the EUG 2016.

The Head of Delegations will be contacted in time for further information.

+ How can I apply as a volunteer?

Click here to learn more about the Volunteer program at the EUG 2016.

+ Where can I find the official documents of the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016?

Click here for press announcements, photos & logotypes of the EUG 2016.

+ Where and when can I get my accreditation?

All participants who are registered for competitions in Zagreb will be accredited in Zagreb at the Athletes Village – Student dormitory Stjepan Radic upon their arrival.
All participants who are registered for competitions in Rijeka will be accredited in Rijeka at the Athletes Village – University Campus upon their arrival.


General information

+ Will I receive a certificate for my participation?

Yes, you will receive a certification from the organizer thanking you for your help and participation.
We will specify the number of volunteer hours and the level of difficulty of volunteer position in the certification.


+ Is volunteering at EUG 2016 really free of charge?

We will provide you with accommodation and meals during your shifts, but you need to cover your travel expenses and come to Zagreb or Rijeka (depends where you are volunteering).
Apart from the above, you will also receive the following:

  1. Accreditation for the whole competition, which also allows free use of public transportation;
  2. A volunteer uniform;
  3. A certificate of participation.

+ Can I volunteer if I have a disability?

Yes, we do not see why not, but please let us know in your application process what the type of your disability is?

+ Do I need to stay during the whole event; can I be a volunteer for just a couple of days?

One of the most important expectations from volunteers is full availability during EUG 2016.

+ Is there any advantage in applying before others?

No, the selection will be made regardless of the date of application. We would like you not to wait until the last possible moment, as we will be able to process requests faster and that way everyone will be informed sooner.

+ When can I apply? Is it too late to apply after the deadline April 1st?

We have recieved a lot of applications from international volunteer candidates and for now all of them are on the waiting list because we don’t have free positions for international  volunteers.
But, you can still apply and we will let you know as soon as possible if something changes.

+ How many volunteers will be involved at EUG 2016?

We are planning to have around 2,000 volunteers participating in the organization of the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016. With around 5,000 competitors in 21 sports, including two categories for students with disability, we will need all the help we can get.

+ I applied, but nothing’s happening (I haven’t been contacted)…

Please check if you’ve received a copy of the application form containing the information you entered on the e-mail address you entered into the form.

If the application was properly filed, you’ll receive a copy of the filled-out application form and a letter of gratitude for the application on the e-mail address you entered into the form. We’ll contact you.

If you did not receive the filled-out application, we ask that you try again, making sure all mandatory fields are filled out.

If you did receive a copy, we can only ask for your patience, as we usually contact all candidates in this phase of the selection process once per month.

Other information

+ Can I go sightseeing during my volunteering?

Yes. It is up to you how you spend your time between your shifts.

+ Would it be possible to watch the matches that I am interested in?

Yes. You will get access to the stands to view the competition during breaks between your shifts as a volunteer.

+ What happens if I want to leave EUG 2016?

Volunteers are free to leave at any time without suffering any financial consequences. However, before you decide to take this step, we would like you to explore other options. Speak with your team coordinator or the organizer; speak with your friends, parents and other people you trust. Try to solve the problem, but if all else fails and you need to take that drastic step … you are free to do so.

+ What happens if I have problems while I’m at EUG 2016?

You can always turn to the organizers for advice or help. We will have volunteer support team, and also, you can always talk with your team coordinator.

+ What are the accommodations and meals like at EUG 2016?

In both Rijeka and Zagreb, volunteers will be accommodated in student dormitories and meals will be provided in student’s restaurants or in special rooms during the sihts.

Recruiting process

+ What about my personal data? Are you giving them to someone?

The collection, storage, exchange and use of your personal data is protected and used only for the organization of the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016.

By sending an e-mail to [email protected] you can request a list of your data in the database and request a correction of the same.

+ If I am not selected, do I still have a chance to participate at EUG 2016 as a volunteer?

After the interview, you will get a response if you passed the registration process. In case your first choice positions are taken, your name will be put on a waiting list, still with a chance to volunteer!

+ I see a list of volunteer fields on your application. What does each volunteer field mean?

Please, check out our list of descriptions.

+ How do I become a volunteer for EUG 2016?

Once you have filled out the fields, click ‘Submit’ and you are done! The rest of the work is up to us.


+ Do I require a visa to travel to Croatia to volunteer for EUG 2016?

If you are a citizen of a European Union country, you do not need a visa to enter Croatia. Otherwise, if you are from a country whose citizens need a visa to enter Croatia, you will need one. More details can be found on the useful information page.

+ Can I be a volunteer if I am under 18 years old?

If you are Croatian you can still be a volunteer, but you will need your parents’ consent if you are older than 15 years and younger than 18 years in July 2016.

If you are from another country then you need to be over 18 years old in July 2016.

+ Do I need to speak the local language?

No. English will be enough. But of course, knowing Croatian will be an advantage.

+ What requirements do I have to meet? Do I need specific skills or qualifications to volunteer?

All volunteers need to be enthusiastic and motivated, for some volunteer positions it would be an advantage to know a few foreign languages (info point, volunteers support).

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