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12th Friendship Games showcase the power of sport to bring people together.

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The 12th Friendship Games, an International Basketball Tournament for students, ended with a moving Closing Ceremony on the banks of the Red Sea.

Athletes, both men and women, from Jordan, The Palestinian Authority, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Israel took part (13 teams).

Once again, the power of sport provided the basis of a fascinating encounter between students from diverse religions and backgrounds. New Friendships were formed , allowing students to get to know each other on a personal basis

All the participants were taken on tours of Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea. Social events created a great atmosphere of friendship and companionship.

In the Women’s Tournament, the Israeli team won and the Men’s Tournament Trophy was taken home by the team from Lithuania.

Milan is calling, join UNI GAMES MILANO now.

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CUS Milan is proud to announce the 1st edition of UNI GAMES MILANO!

The tournament will take place from the 12th to the 15th October 2017, in the city of Milano. The competition will be held on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October, in one of the best locations of the city, the PalaCUS.

They have been working hard for months, to guarantee you one of the best experiences of your life.

The best accommodations in town, the best parties at night and Milan in the best period of the year, are waiting for you!

The following sport competitions are programmed:

FUTSAL (female and male)
BASKETBALL (female and male)
VOLLEYBALL (female and male)
BEACH VOLLEY (female and male)
RUNNING (relay 5×1000 mt) (female and male)
INDOOR ROWING (female and male)

You will find further information on the website www.unigamesmilano.it and, for any request or doubt, do not hesitate to contact us on our email info@unigamesmilano.it. The loacal organsiation is ready to follow you step by step in the registration and organization of your trip.

You can find the application schedule in the following link: http://www.unigamesmilano.it/application-form

Special rates for registrations in advance!

Find the event online:
Website: www.unigamesmilano.it/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/unigamesmilano
Mail: info@unigamesmilano.it

 

Download brochureClick here to download the event brochure Download invitationClick here to download the offcial invitation

Trento team visits Aachen, Wuppertal and Maastricht

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Between 8-12 May 2017, Elisabetta Nones and Francesco Scannicchio, both coming from the University of Trento, visited three ENAS colleagues: Aachen, Wuppertal and Maastricht. While they are working on a new sport for all policy, to be the first of its kind in Italy, they are looking for ideas and experience to build on. After joining ENAS in 2015, Elisabetta and Francesco first visited the ENAS Forum and Assembly in Malta in 2016. Soon after this they hosted the ENAS Executive Committee meeting in February 2017 and further developed the plans they made during the event in Malta to visit several ENAS colleagues. Their visited was supported by an Erasmus Plus Staff Training grant.

Elisabetta, reports on her experience:

“The first and most successful outcome for me as a new member of the ENAS community has been the establishment of relations and contacts with colleagues of other European universities. At the Forum and Assembly in ENAS where we met Peter Lynen (RWTH Sport Aachen), Katrin Bührmann and Anja Steinbacher (Wuppertal) I planned an Erasmus Plus Staff training to go and visit their facilities, and we also extended the trip to Maastricht University where we met Netty Bekkers-Vos and Birgitte Hendrickx . The trip took place on 8-12 May and it turned out to be extremely useful and rewarding. The meeting with the colleagues and the exchange of ideas provided new energy to me and my colleague Francesco Scannicchio. We are currently working on a “sport-for-all” program which sees sport as the main cross-discipline driver in education. We could experience in person what it is like to have sport permeate the daily life of the whole university community. We appreciated the special and warm hospitality that everyone had in our regards and we loved being part of the teams for a few days in all three university sport centres. We will bring home a lot of ideas and especially a nice friendship with wonderful colleagues. We hope we will be able to return the hospitality with a future event at the University of Trento. I highly suggest this kind of visits that thanks to their informal format are very successful in reinforcing the European sense of community and belonging.”

Do you want to learn more about staff exchange possibilities?

Find more information on the European Erasmus Plus Staff Training grants here: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node/21_en

University of Stirling Sport look to recruit 'game changing' staff

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A number of exciting new job opportunities are now available at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. Roles include Business Development, Performance Sport, Facilities Management, Sports Science and Student Sport Development. We are home to Olympic medalists, European Champions and national record holders and we are also a hub of activity for students, staff and community users taking part in sport and physical activity, at the level of their choosing. We are at the heart of Scottish sport, preparing athletes to perform on the world stage, enabling students to develop their skill sets for excellent careers and producing innovative research to improve the health of the nation.

We are building a dynamic and energetic team of staff to further develop this unrivalled sporting experience at the University, where our ambition is to ‘be the difference’ in all facets of our delivery.

Further information on all posts and how to apply is available at: http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/sportvacancies2017/

Official Start of “Active Campus Europe Project” in Maastricht

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On 24th January 2017 the Erasmus+-funded project “Active Campus Europe” (ACE) was launched at the Provincial Government Building in Maastricht. The Province Governor of Limburg /The Netherlands, the Vice Rector Professor Doris Klee, RWTH Aachen University /Germany and the Vive-rector Professor Harm Hospers, University Maastricht/The Netherlands welcomed the ACE project members. They underlined the importance and relevance of the European health project for the University setting and the collaboration between the universities in times of doubts about the European Union.

“Active Campus Europe” is about a program for inactive people at Universities in Europe. University Sports activities shall support the target of health promotion activities at the University in order to motive inactive people to sports and physical activities. They should be educated taking responsibility for their own health care.
RWTH Aachen University successfully run a project “Health promotion and prevention for staff and students through physical activities and sport” from 2009-2011, inside the so called “INFORM”-program which was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Based on the project experience, RWTH Aachen University invited 15 Universities from Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands and Germany to create and implement a program for Europe. The Project contents are a collection of good practice models, a common intervention program and the evaluation of the program. In Maastricht the program details were discussed, a first collection of good practice models were made and a common intervention program – based on models at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin – was chosen.
Ace will run until December 2018. All partners are enthusiastic to design a role model for University sport in Europe.
Aachen, den 27.01.2017
Peter Lynen

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