The Yerun Sport Days 2022 Workshop on April 25 was attended by 12 representatives from 6 Young European Research Universities, Yerun Office and PCU Committee: 1/ Maastricht University Nadine Chudy 2/ University of Antwerp Astrid Kamst, Elien Hendrickx, Nils Van de Velden, Bente Heyrman 3/ Carlos III University of Madrid Janeth Souto Garcia 4/ University of Essex Dave Parry 5/ University of Rijeka Tamara Puschmann 6/ Autonomous University of Madrid Carlos Tejero YERUN Office Chiara Colella PCU Committee Alina Baranova, Peter Verboven
The topic of 2022 webinar was: “Continued Covid-19 impact, post-Covid-19 initiatives & legacy 2022-23”.
Each speaker presented their university and sport services, described the situation of the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their institution and sport offers during the 2021-22 academic year, disscussed the legacy of Covid and opportunities that emerged during this situation.
All participants agreed on the added value of such a discussion, further exchange of information and use of the Yerun network also for other aspects, such as finding employees to exchange.
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The Yerun Sport Days Webinar will be organized today from 14.00h till 16.00h. (CEST). Topic of the Webinar: “Continued Covid-19 impact and post-Covid-19 initiatives 2021-22”The webinar welcomes registered participants from the Young European Research Universities Network: 1/ University of Antwerp 2/ Brunel University London 3/ NOVA University of Lisbon 4/ Carlos III University of Madrid 5/ University of Rome Tor Vergata 6/ University of Eastern Finland 7/ Dublin City University 8/ University of Konstanz 9/ University of Essex The meeting will also be attended by representatives from Yerun and PCU Committee
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The Yerun Sport Days Webinar on November 10 was attended by 19 representatives from 10 Yerun member universities and the PCU Committee.
The impact of Covid-19 on university sport (offer for students, staff, infrastructure, financial, etc.) was discussed. Participants specified how they prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, what issues arose due the lockdown, and what corona measures were taken for sport activities.
University sport professionals shared their experience in organizing sport activities in the face of an ongoing pandemic, online alternatives for student sport classes, challenges of distant work, perspectives of participation in student competitions and their vision of the future situation in university sport.
The importance of supporting university sport and staying active has been highlighted during the Webinar. The PCU Committee thanks all participants for their constructive contribution
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The yearly Yerun Sport Days Workshop will be held on Tuesday 10 November from 15.00h till 17.00h. Topic of the Workshop – which will be digital this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic is: “Continued Covid-19 impact and initiatives 2020-21”. Participation in the Yerun Sport Days Workshop is free for professionals of Yerun member universities. Representatives of the following YERUN members have already registered for the workshop: University of Antwerp, Dublin City University, Maastricht University, UAB Barcelona, Brunel University London, Paris Dauphine University, University of Essex, Carlos III University of Madrid, University NOVA de Lisboa, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
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On Wesnesday 6 May the PCU Committee will assist in the first Online YERUN Sport Workshop.
Sport Professionals from YERUN members will talk about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has on their University Sports now, and in the future.
YERUN is a European network of young research universities. More information on www.yerun.eu
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PCU Committee decided to postpone 3 events:
– The 21st PCU Games in Antwerp (Belgium) will now be held from 14 to 16 October 2020;
– The Yerun Sport Days in Antwerp (Belgium) will now be held from 14 to 16 October 2020;
– The 2nd PCU Bridge Trophy in Antwerp (Belgium) will now be held from 6 to 8 November 2020.
The PCU Committee will continue its work with participants to provide them with updated information.
Be safe and remain active! 💪
The Panathlon meeting with the participation of the CUS Roma Tor Vergata representative took place at the HQ Panathlon International in Rapallo, Italy. The meeting was hold to discuss further cooperation in university sport. Meeting was attended by:
🔹CUS Roma Tor Vergata: Councilor CUS Rome tor Vergata Emanuele Mendola;
Panathlon International President Pierre Zappelli;
President Panathlon Italy Giorgio Costa;
Secretary General Simona Callo,
Substitute Secretary General Monica Rossi;
🔹PCU Committee: General Manager Communication Alina Baranova
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From 24 to 26 April 2019 the Antwerp University Association (Flanders, Belgium), hosted the 20th Anniversary edition of the PCU University Games, a yearly sports event (futsal, basketball and volleyball) organized by the PCU Committee to promote Ethics and Fair Play and University Sport.
The PCU Games are held as a part of the Panathlon International Movement for the promotion and spread of culture and sporting ethics, according to the official recognition of the International Olympic Committee since 1982.
On Wednesday 24 April the AURORA Sport Days program successfully started for the first time during the PCU Games 2019 with the workshop “AURORA collaboration in the domain of Sport”. The workshop was held exclusively for professionals of the sport offices of 4 AURORA members. The same day, the YERUN Sport Days Workshop was also organized for sport professionals of the YERUN members. This third edition of the YERUN Workshop welcomed 5 YERUN members to exchange ideas and presentations about possible collaborations.
The University of Antwerp Erasmus+ Project “STICK” (Sport and Academic Talent Integration Through Exchange Programmes in Hockey) was also introduced to the participants of both workshops.
On Wednesday the accreditation for the PCU Games took place in the University of Antwerp Aula Rector Dhanis, the biggest auditorium of the University’s City Campus (700 seats). At the PCU Games Opening Ceremony, about 630 attendees from 15 countries were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Francis baron Van Loon, Honorary Rector of the University of Antwerp. Traditionally the student hymn Gaudeamus sounded to open the Ceremony, followed by the student and referee oaths. Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, President of the PCU Drawing Contest, presented the Antwerp University and Panathlon Drawing Contest. In addition, a new project was introduced, the PCU Photo Contest #PCUpic and all participants were invited to participate. At the end of the Ceremony, the PCU Games Council President Dr. Bahram Ghadimi, declared the Games officially opened, after which the heads of delegations were welcomed at the Welcoming Reception, while student participants attended the Welcome Party in the ‘De Prof’.
The Futsal Competition was held this year for the first time at the ‘Het Rooi’ Sports Center, as 18 futsal teams required a bigger venue.
The Futsal Men competition was won again by the Catalan National University Team. In the final, they defeated Financial University (Russia) with 4-0. Financial University won all their games but they did not manage to pursue this momentum and lost the final against the Catalan Team.
In the Semi-final the Catalan National University Team won the rematch of last year’s final against AP University College. They flew through the entire tournament and had no mercy in the group stage with the University of Edinburgh, winning 11-0 to become the group stage winners.
In the Futsal Women competition the Iranian and Catalan teams were the favorites, winning all matches on their way to the final with a large margin. In the final, the team of the Selected Students of Iran became the winner after an exciting match against the Catalan National University Team with a final score of 1-1 and a penalty shootout of 3-2.
Last year gold winner, University of Edinburgh (Scotland) took this year the third place also in an exciting match against University of Paris-Saclay with a score of 1-1 and a penalty shootout of 3-1.
The Basketball Competition saw 5 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams compete for two titles and was organized again at the ‘Plantin Moretus’ Sports Center.
At the Basketball venue, we saw a great steel of team spirit among the teams. In the Women’s competition, teams were mixed to help out the German University of Konstanz, subject to a lot of injuries. The level of competition in the Men’s league was very high.
In the final round of the Basketball Men competition, the Catalan National University Team took the Champion title, after beating the team of the University of Mostar from Bosnia and Herzegovina with a score of 53-46. In the previous game Antwerp University Association had beaten the University of Konstanz (Germany) for the bronze.
In the final of the Basketball Women competition also the Catalan National University Team won the title, after beating host team Antwerp University Association in the final. The team of Financial University (Russia) won the bronze in the match against the University of Konstanz (Germany).
The Volleyball Competition, hosted at the Sports Center ‘Wilrijkse Pleinen’, welcomed 15 volleyball teams.
Six teams competed in the Volleyball Men competition. The University of Rome Tor Vergata won the title by defeating Mendel University in Brno with 2-0. However, the Italian team was not the winner of their qualifying group. They lost their opening game with 1-2 against KdG University College, which ended 4th. Last year’s runner-up and host University of Antwerp fought for the 3rd place in a Belgian battle against KdG University College.
In the Volleyball Women competition, 9 teams competed for the prizes. Just like last year the women of KdG University College played the final. Their opponent was the University of Mostar. In the end, the University of Mostar showed itself to be a worthy finalist. The Bosnian team won the final with 2-0 in a best-of-three final. Surprising? Maybe… Earlier they lost their group stage match against Karel de Grote University College with 1-2. First time participating Dubna State University (Russia) took home the bronze medal.
In an atmosphere of Fair Play and International Friendship, a common dinner was organized for the participants on Thursday April 25th. Also on Friday group pictures with all participants were taken at each sports venue after the Honoring Ceremonies.
The PCU Committee General Assembly took place on Friday evening 26 April in the University of Antwerp Grauwzusters Campus in attendance of Enrico Prandi, Past President of Panathlon International and founder of the PCU Committee.
The General Assembly was followed by the PCU Games Closing Ceremony where the Enrico Prandi Fair Play Trophy was awarded to De Montfort University (ENG/UK) by Enrico Prandi. The winner was appointed on the basis of the Fair Play ranking during the competitions. After every match, the referees award Fair Play points to each team based upon the conduct of the delegation and Fair Play on the field. As well, a general impression from the Team Guides, Venue Managers and the Organization Committee was taken into account.
The PCU Games Council Chairman Dr. Bahram Ghadimi presented to each delegation the certificates of participation and closed the 20th PCU Games.
Then PCU Committee President Peter Verboven honored and thanked all parties involved in the organization of the PCU Games, after which a wonderful reception followed, where the heads of delegations could enjoy refreshments and networking.
During the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony of the PCU Games, the exposition of the 3rd Antwerp University and Panathlon Drawing Contest 2018, devoted to University Sport and Olympic principals, was set up. During the Opening Ceremony a voting round for the “Honorable Commendation of the PCU Games 2019 Participants” was organized. The highest number of participants voted for the drawing “Jump into the unknown” by Maria Makacheva from St. Mary’s Shelter in Moscow (Russia), only a few votes ahead of the drawing “The impossible is possible” by Anastasia Garkovets from Kyiv (Ukraine).
The PCU University Games offered again a unique platform where university sport, education and culture blend, thereby embodying the fundamental principle of Olympism and providing an opportunity for students to take part in sport competitions and international interaction with emphasis on Fair Play and Universal Friendship. Registration for all other PCU Committee projects (PIUTT Tennis in October in Moscow, the PCU Drawing Contest and the PCU Photo Contest #PCUpic) are already open and participation remains free for all Universities and colleges worldwide.
On Wednesday the YERUN Sport Days Workshop was held for sport professionals of the YERUN members.
This third edition of the Workshop welcomed 5 YERUN members to exchange ideas and presentations about possible collaborations, namely University of Konstanz, University of Antwerp, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Maastricht University and Pompeu Fabra University.
After welcome presentations, the University of Antwerp presented the Erasmus+ Project “STICK” (Sport and Academic Talent Integration Through Exchange Programmes in Hockey). Also University of Rome Tor Vergata and University of Konstanz proposed collaborating sport projects.
Afterwards, delegation members went to dinner together in the historic city center of Antwerp.
The future looks bright, and feedback on the meeting will soon be shared between members.
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The PCU Committee endorses the “Rome Tor Vergata Games”, organised by the CUS Rome Tor Vergata.
The CUS Rome Tor Vergata is an amateur sports association for students, administrative and teaching staff that promotes sport within the University of Rome Tor Vergata. “CUS” stands for Centro Universitario Sportivo (University Sport Center) and is the territorial emanation of CUSI (Italian Sports University Center), one of the 15 Sports Promotion Organizations recognized by CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee).
The CUS Rome Tor Vergata is a regular participant of the PCU Games as wel as the University of Rome Tor Vergata is our partner in the framework of the YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). Read more … about the YERUN Network and the YERUN Sport Days in April in Antwerp.
The first edition of the “Rome Tor Vergata Games” took place on 13-14 March in Rome, Italy.
The Roman teams and international teams took part in Five-a-side Football, Volleyball and Basketball competitions of the international tournament. The tournament was attended by delegations from the CUS Rome Tor Vergata, CUS Rome, University of Rome “Foro Italico” and the University of Antwerp.
The competitions were very intense, well organized and all the matches were held in compliance with the rules and Fair Play principals. The atmosphere of the tournament was very friendly. Players and fans actively supported teams, chanted chants, made a wave. The players before each match respectfully greeted each other and made friendly joint photos after each match.
There was organised the dinner for the Heads of Delegation of the Rome Tor Vergata Games with attendance of the former UEFA Champions League player Federico Masi. The PCU Committee thanks the CUS Roma Tor Vergata and especially the President Manuel Onorati and the Secretary General Filippo Corti for the wonderful hospitality and congratulations for the organization. Looking forward to further cooperation.
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