European Universities Games Debrecen-Miskolc 2024
The Hungarian cities of Debrecen and Miskolc will host the 7th edition of European Universities Games as this was announced at the EUSA General Assembly held in Madrid in April 2018. This would be the biggest University sport event organised in Hungary after the 1965 Summer Universiade. Organisers expect more than 4500 athletes to compete in 20 different sports.
The European Universities Games is a multisport event engaging athletes from European universities, held every two years, hosted in different European university cities. The Hungarian cities of Debrecen and Miskolc are hosting the seventh edition of European Universities Games after Lodz, Poland were handed the hosting rights for 2022.
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. Serbia's capital city Belgrade will host the fifth edition of the Games in 2020.
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 facilities in Debrecen and Miskolc.
Please see our section on the European Universities Games for more information about the past and attributed events.