European Universities Games Belgrade 2020
The European Universities Games Belgrade 2020 will be Europe’s largest university sport event of the year, and the second-largest multisport event ever organised in Sebia, after the 2009 Summer Universiade. We expect over 5500 participants from Europe’s leading sport universities to compete in more than 20 sports.
The European Universities Games is a multisport event engaging athletes from European universities, held every two years, hosted in different European university cities. Serbia’s capitol City of Belgrade is hosting the fifth edition of European Universities Games, after Coimbra, Portugal.
The first edition of the Games in 2012 attracted over 2500 participants, representing 154 universities from 32 countries. Rotterdam, The Netherlands hosted the second edition in 2014 which witnessed over 2800 participants from 34 countries, representing 174 universities from 34 countries. The third edition of the Games was hosted by Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia and included more than 5400 participants representing 388 universities from 40 countries, a competition record. The fourth edition was held in the City of Coimbra, Portugal over the summer of 2018, and involved 4027 participants from 38 countries representing 291 different universities.
Alongside the sport competitions, the Games focus on educational and social aspects of university sport in Europe, featuring conferences and workshops in the topics Anti-Doping, Inclusion, Dual Career, as well as a Rectors' Conference. The legacy of the Games will be visibly clear as support from many institutions from across Europe and the local community will aid the development of university sports and student facilities in Belgrade.
Please see our section on the European Universities Games for more information about the past and attributed events.