Between 18 and 20 September 2018, the ENAS Executive Committee (EC) was invited to the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alta Douro for the 63rd EC meeting.
The ENAS EC met with Prof. António Fontainhas Fernandes, Rector of the University, and Dr. Elsa Justino, University Administrator for the Social Services Department, to underline the importance of continuous development of, and investment in, University sport as an essential part of campus life.
The Rector, from his side, highlighted the importance of an integrated approach to sport and physical activity in the University context linking with Academia and Research while developing an active campus life.
Topics on the agenda of the EC meeting included the preparations of the ENAS General Assembly in Nijmegen, the organisation of the Forum in Nijmegen and planning for new projects in 2019 including two ENAS Experiences and a transatlantic visit allowing ENAS members to explore University sport in the US.
Information on all new projects and initiatives is aimed to be made available directly after the Forum in Nijmegen. The EC is vary thankful to the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alta Douro for their hospitality as host of the EC meeting.
The EC also attended the 10th edition of the University of Porto Sports Gala organised in Porto. Various prizes were awarded to students and staff for their great achievements in sport in 2018. ENAS President, Mel Parker, handed out the prize for best coach.
The hosts of the 22nd ENAS Forum and Assembly have been announced, and we will be going to the University of Trento.
The Forum and Assembly will take place from 5-8 November 2019 with the Pre-Forum on from 3-5 November.
Pictured below is the Rector of the University of Trento, Paolo Collini, signing the Forum Agreement with ENAS to confirm their hosting.
The University of Trento are represented on the ENAS Executive Committee by Elisabetta Nones, who works as head of the Sport Strategies Office in the university.
She oversees the planning of the sport initiatives within the framework of the ‘Sport for all’ project which was started in 2017.
Elisabetta said: “The University of Trento is thrilled to host the 2019 edition of the ENAS Forum & Assembly. The team of the UniTrento Sport project together with other strategic divisions of the University will do its best to welcome all international participants to the beautiful Trentino and Dolomites region.”
“We hope to be able to guarantee a great networking environment in a friendly atmosphere and to collect relevant good practices to give new life to our Sport4Skills project.”
More information on the 2019 Forum will be released to ENAS members in the new year.