European Universities Games 2021
Belgrade, Serbia: July 14-27, 2021
The fifth edition of the European Universities Games will take place from July 14-17, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Initially set to take place in July 2020, Europe’s largest gathering of student-athletes for the highly anticipated event was postponed amid the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants, volunteers, staff, visitors and local community. Despite the postponement, EUSA and the local organising committee have remained fully committed to the organisation of what is still expected to be the largest edition of European Universities Games, and look forward to welcoming all participants, guests and spectators to Belgrade in 2021.
The European Universities Games in Belgrade is set to be the highlight of the 2021 European university sports calendar, in what will be the second-largest multisport event ever organised in Serbia after the 2009 Summer Universiade. Participants from over 400 universities across Europe are expected to compete in a variety of sports over the 14 days in Serbia’s capital city.
The 5th edition of the European Universities Games will involve 20 different sporting disciplines in the sports programme. This includes Badminton, Basketball, 3x3 Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Orienteering, Rowing, Rugby 7s, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo. There will also be a Para Table Tennis competition for student-athletes with disabilities, and a Sitting Volleyball competition as a demonstrative sport.
Alongside the sport competitions, the Games will 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.
University teams who were already approved by EUSA for EUG2020 and signalled their intent to participate in the event in 2021 have been contacted, with their participation confirmed for 2021.
Registrations for all remaining places available for the Games in Belgrade will be open from November 1, 2020.
OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS
- Registrations Guide
For more information about the fifth European Universities Games in Belgrade, please visit the official website eug2021.eu.
Please see our section on the European Universities Games for more information about the past and upcoming events.