Registration for European Universities Games 2024 starts
Registration for the next year’s European Universities Games is now open. The Games will be held in the Hungarian cities of Debrecen and Miskolc from 12-24 July 2024, and will be the biggest University sport event organized in Hungary since the 1965 Summer Universiade.
The registrations can be submitted by the national university sport bodies in Europe, under the umbrella of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) - the license-holder of the European Universities Games.
The EUG 2024 edition will be held under the slogan “More than Games” and is expected to welcome a great number of athletes from across Europe’s leading universities, who will be able to represent their respective universities by competing in 17 different sports and also take part in a wide range of educational and social activities. The sports offered are 3x3 Basketball, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Football, Futsal, Handball, Judo, Karate, Kickboxing, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo. Student athletes with disabilities are especially invited to take part in Para Table Tennis.
The European Universities Games are the largest academic multi-sport event in Europe, held every two years in different European university cities, engaging athletes enrolled in higher education studies across Europe to take part in high level sport competitions.
Alongside the sport competitions, the Games also put a strong focus on educational and social aspects of university sport in Europe, supported by sessions covering different topics. Part of the educational activities of the Games is also the Observers Programme, engaging also the future organisers of the EUSA flagship events.
Debrecen and Miskolc are two university cities with a combined population of 850 thousand people and a longstanding tradition of commitment to sport. In terms of infrastructures, both cities can boast modern sports facilities that will welcome individual athletes and teams in their effort to achieve excellent results. Everything is already in place in Hungary, and the Organizing Committee, in close collaboration with the Hungarian University Sports Federation, a giving their outstanding efforts to prepare the two cities to be the joint venue and the perfect setting for the next EUG.
Universities of Debrecen and Miskolc have a combined population of 40 thousand students attending 14 universities and 8 faculties. Both institutions have outstanding education, research, and innovation capacities, with academic results recognized in international terms, on the basis of which they play an important role in achieving objectives of national strategy and in the country’s development of the economic and sports life as well.
EUSA and the Organizing Committee are working closely together in assuring the conditions which will enable quality sports competitions in a fair-play manner, and also offer educational and social activities in a safe way. The event is the result of the exemplary cooperation between many local actors and national institutions and will also serve as a great opportunity to showcase the two cities and their broader environments as an interesting and attractive place for visitors and bring advantages for the development of the whole country.
The last edition of the European Universities Games, hosted in Lodz, Poland in 2022 was a successful multi-sport event with over 6000 people directly engaged in the event, recording 4459 participants, representing 422 universities from 38 countries and over 800 volunteers that contributed to the success of the event. Looking to the future in this same spirit, the European Universities Games in Debrecen and Miskolc in 2024 are preparing to follow the successful path traced by previous EUG editions.
For more information about the event and how to register, please visit www.eug2024.eu