FISU evaluates 2020 IDUS activities with continental members

FISU evaluates 2020 IDUS activities with continental members

International University Sports Federation (FISU) held a debriefing session with its associate members, continental university sports federations on this year’s activities and promotion of the International Day of Sport and the #LetsIDUS campaign on December 1.

In the online consultations, the representatives of the continental university sport bodies from Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe and Oceania gave an overview of the activities carried out this year, and discussed the achievements and challenges. While the restrictions due to Covid-19 limited the live events across the globe, the situation also encouraged new approaches and online campaigns and challenges.

Online CUSF debriefing meeting with FISU

Activities celebrating the International Day of University Sport were recorded in 120 countries across the globe with 253 online events and 180 live/offline activities. These included sports, educational and cultural events, festivals, online social media challenges and e-sport competitions. Since 2016, over 1200 activities were organised in 135 countries.

IDUS statistics

Celebrations of IDUS were identified in 38 countries in Europe, in many countries, these were combined with the celebrations of the European Week of Sport and the #BeActive campaign. Activities were also directly carried out by the European University Sports Association (EUSA).

EUSA activities celebrating #LetsIDUS and #BeActive campaigns

An annual tradition since 2016, the 20th of September marks the International Day of University Sport (IDUS), and is celebrated in the September and October across the globe. Officially proclaimed by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), this celebration helps create links between universities and their local communities with sport, physical activity and healthy living playing the leading role. IDUS represents a platform to exchange ideas, best practices, challenges and opportunities within and through university sport worldwide.

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