№ 346/2014 from Oct 09, 2014
The director of the University Sports Center and professional sports commissioner of Freie Universität, Jörg Förster, is running for the Executive Committee of the European University Sports Association (EUSA). The Executive Committee is the highest decision-making body of EUSA, and the members will be newly elected in April 2016 as part of the EUSA General Assembly. Förster's candidacy for the upcoming legislative period from 2016 to 2020 is being supported by the German University Sports Association (adh). Förster is currently the EUSA technical delegate for volleyball. He has many years of experience in organizing university sports courses and events and the German university championships as well as European and world championships for students.
EUSA organizes the European University Championships and promotes the development of university sports at the European level. In 2012 the European University Games (EUSA Games or EUG) were organized for the first time. They took place in Cordoba, Spain, and replaced the previously individually held European University Championships. During the summer of 2014, the second EUSA Games were held in Rotterdam. The EUSA Games include eight core sports: soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, handball, badminton, table tennis, and futsal (indoor football), as well as optional sports such as beach volleyball and rugby sevens (2012) or golf and rowing (2014). The games will continue to be held every two years in even-numbered years. EUSA was founded in Vienna in 1999 by 25 national university sports associations. There are currently 45 members, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
The German University Sports Federation (Allgemeine Deutsche Hochschulsportverband, adh) is the umbrella organization for its member colleges and universities and their sports facilities. The association is aimed at members of the universities, and it contributes to the quality of life and identity formation at the universities. It is actively involved in organized sports at the national and international level.
Jörg Förster, Director, University Sports Center and Professional Sports Commissioner, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-50441, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org