A meeting of the EUSA Supervision Commission and representatives of the Organizing Committee of the fifth European Universities Games 2021 in Belgrade was held on Tuesday, December 15, via the ZOOM application. The introductory speech was held by the President of EUSA, Mr Adam Roczek, who greeted all present and expressed hope that the Games in the Serbian capital planned for the period from July 14 to 27, next year, will be held in the best possible conditions despite the coronavirus pandemic that whole world is struggling with.

The director of the EUB 2021 company, Mr Predrag Jušković, presented the current situation related to the organization of event and pointed out the determination of the organizing team to do everything to make Belgrade the best possible host of the biggest and most successful Games so far. The first man of the company pointed out his satisfaction that all the plans were realized despite the difficult situation in which the whole world is functioning.

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 Jušković pointed out.

The financial report and the budget plan for the next 2021 were presented at the meeting, which includes the completion of the started investments, primarily on the construction of a field for sand sports at Ada Ciganlija. A marketing report was also presented, in which a special place was taken by video / visual solutions related to the presentation of the EUG 2021 mascot.

Special attention was drawn to the presentation of the head of the medical department, Dr Nikola Čikiriz, related to the COVID-19 protocols, which should enable the Games to run in the best possible order, and to reduce the degree of possible infection to a minimum.

The president of the EUSA Supervision Commission, Professor Mr Kemal Tamer, was satisfied with everything presented by the team from Belgrade.

I would like to thank you for very good and informative presentations. I would like to wish everyone luck these days. I hope that COVID-19 will stop being a problem by next summer so that we can all enjoy the Games. Otherwise, it will be very demanding to organize everything in accordance with all these restrictions, but we hope for a better situation because of the vaccination that will follow. I wish you all happy holidays – concluded the first man of the EUSA Supervision Commission, Mr Kemal Tamer.

The Fifth European Universities Games 2021 in Belgrade will gather a record number of academic athletes from almost 600 universities from 40 European countries. It will be the largest sporting event in Europe next year, which will have its own educational and social character through the organization of the Rectors’ Conference, various types of workshops and accompanying events.