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European University Sport Association

Umbrella national university sport association in Europe


Umbrella national university sport association in Europe

EUSA is an umbrella sport organization of all national university sport federations in Europe.

EUSA was founded in November 1999 in Vienna, Austria by 25 founding member organization as a federation and network of national university sports organizations from Europe.

In 2000, the first General Assembly of EUSA was held in Paris, France, where four more countries became members. The Assembly approved the introduction of European Championships based on University teams. In 2001, the first European University Championship was organized in basketball and volleyball.


In 2002, the First EUSA Symposium took place in Nicosia, Cyprus. The General Assembly established the EUSA Student Commission in order to enhance the participation of students in European university sports.

The federation constantly grew – both in membership, as well as activities. In 2004, there were 9 sports in the programme of the European University Championships.


EUSA celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009, the main celebration was held at the General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. Special recognitions were awarded at the occasion of 10th anniversary for achievements 1999-2009. By that time, 15 European Universities Championships were organized, participation number reached 3000 student athletes who were representing 417 universities from 32 countries.

In 2011, 16 European Universities Championships were organized, participation number exceeded 3500 student athletes which sets a new record for participation in EUSA’s events.

On the mission

EUSA mission is to maintain and develop regular communication between the national federations; to co-ordinate competitions, conferences, mass-sport-events and other activities both at university and national level; to represent university sport in general and the member federations in particular in relation to European authorities; in close collaboration with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and other European institutions to disseminate throughout Europe the ideals of university sport.

Apart from the sports programme and activities, EUSA also supports and encourages educational activities in the field of student sport. These are mainly done through EUSA events: EUSA Seminars, EUSA Symposiums and EUSA Conventions.

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