European Universities Games 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 Serbia, 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.
EUSA invites you to take a closer look at the sports programme to get your delegations ready ahead of next year’s Games, which is now just over 250 days away. The complete preliminary schedule of competitions by sports can be accessed HERE.
Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change. The final confirmed schedule will be made available ahead of the opening of the registrations for next year’s event.
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.
The 2020 edition, which will take place from July 12-25, 2020 in the Serbian capital, will involve 21 different sporting disciplines in the sports programme. This includes Badminton, Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Para Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Orienteering, Rowing, Table Tennis, Para Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.
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.
General Entry – 1st deadline: January 15th
Quantitative Entry (referee entry) – April 15th
Individual Entry – June 15th
Travel Plan – June 15th
Participants of the EUG are Universities and similar institutions with the status of an institution of higher education recognised by an appropriate national authority of their country.
Participants shall be nominated through their NUSA (EUSA Members), who can submit General Entry Forms at https://eug2020-registrations.
Deposit: Pro-forma invoice will be automatically generated upon submitting the General Entry Form. Deposit will be deducted from the Participation fee for the participating teams and will be returned to those NUSAs/teams who are not selected. Deposits are otherwise non-refundable (confirmed teams that cancel are therefore not entitled to get their deposit back).
Participation Fee: 65 EUR / person / night
EUSA Entry Fee: 30 EUR / person
Fees cover accommodation with full board - breakfast, lunch, dinner (starting with lunch on arrival and finishing with breakfast on departure day), transfer from official welcome points, local transport, training, competitions, ceremonies and general organization of the event.
DEPOSIT (to EUSA): EUSA shall receive a deposit, together with the General Entry Form (1st, 2nd and 3rd deadline). Only general entries with deposits paid within the defined deadlines will be considered.
PARTICIPATION FEE (to OC): 50 (fifty)% of the total sum of the participation fee, without considering general entry deposit, shall be paid until the Quantitative Entry deadline (April 15th), and the balance at the latest by the Individual Entry deadline (June 15th).
EUSA ENTRY FEE (to EUSA): EUSA shall receive an EUSA Entry Fee from competitors, officials, NUSA representatives and other participants together with the submission of the Quantitative Entry (referees are exempt from the payment).
For more information about the fifth European Universities Games in Belgrade, please visit eug2020.eu.
Please see our section on the European Universities Games for more information about the past and attributed events.