EUSA hosts successful online meeting with members
On Thursday, November 12, the European University Sports Association held a successful online meeting with its members associations, providing detailed updates of the year’s activities and future plans.
The meeting was organised following a challenging 2020 in which the current global pandemic resulted in the postponement of several events, including the EUSA General Assembly, which would have taken place in Yerevan, Armenia in October.
This online meeting thus enabled EUSA to check in with all its member federations, before providing updates over the association’s activities across various fields, and outlining the plans for 2021 and beyond.
A total of 68 participants, representing 32 members across Europe were present for the virtual meeting.
Following a welcome address from EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA Secretary General Mr Matjaz Pecovnik gave an update regarding the governance and administration of the association, highlighting various meetings which have still been conducted and the continued progress being made by EUSA despite the global crisis.
EUSA Treasurer Mr Lorenz Ursprung then gave a detailed update regarding the association’s finances, outlining the various cutback measures undertaken and way in which current finances will be distributed and utilised.
Mr Pecovnik then presented EUSA’s events and projects, noting EUSA’s noteworthy achievement in being successful in the application for nine different social responsibility projects funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The participants were also informed of the status of all currently running EU-funded projects and the main steps and activities connected to them until the end of the year. In terms of sporting events, focus now turns to the postponed fifth edition of the European Universities Games in Belgrade, Serbia, which is taking place in July 2021 and for which registrations are currently open, following which the sixth edition of the Games will take place the following year in Lodz, Poland.
EUSA’s Equal Opportunities Commission Chair Mr Bruno Barracosa introduced the new and updated EUSA internal documents and policies, following which Media and Communication Commission Chair Mr Bill Thompson spoke about the association’s branding in line with what was discussed at the most recent EUSA Executive Committee meeting.
A short question-and-answer session was held before the conclusion of a productive and highly successful event.
All documents and presentations from the meeting will be made available to all EUSA member federations in the coming days.