Belgrade, Serbia, January 2, 2021. The 2021 European Universities Games is set to be the largest edition of the event to date, organisers claim. The European University Sport Association (EUSA) says that more than 5,000 student-athletes from in excess of 400 universities will be taking part, with teams from at least 354 universities and other academic institutions from 40 countries already registered. Serbian capital Belgrade is due to host the fifth edition of the European Universities Games from July 14 to 27, 2021.
The organisers are working on multiple versions of health and safety protocols so that they can respond to the coronavirus situation as it presents itself.
“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has allocated funds to complete all the investments started in 2019 related to the reconstruction in the Student City and three sports facilities in the city of Belgrade,” Mr Predrag Jušković said.
The construction of a sand field at Ada Ciganlija is among the projects underway ahead of the Games, moved from 2020 to 2021 in light of the global health crisis.
Twenty-one sports, including Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, feature on the programme of the fifth European Universities Games. Sitting Volleyball will additionally be a demonstration sport.
The CEV and EUSA signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding in October of 2017 (click here
) to promote Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball projects and activities among university students.