it is with great pleasure that I join all of you to bring my greetings and those of Panathlon International on this occasion.
Ten years have passed since Panathlon International, with a resolution of the International Board, has authorized the establishment of the Committee of Panathlon Clubs of Universities (PCU). A choice to support and disseminate the principles of our Association through sport and art within the large international student community.
Many initiatives have been carried out in these years to promote our values: from the International University Games, to Trophies, to Graphic and Photographic Competitions. A very lively, active, and dynamic activity that has also led to an excellent synergy between Panathlon International and the University of Antwerp.
The University has also hosted several Assemblies and Congresses of Panathlon International, a path full of initiatives and commitment to convey the values in which we believe, education, fair play, moral training in sports and civil life.
Even in this juncture, during which the Pandemic has dictated its rules, you have shown to be determined and close to young people, maintaining the activity and communication and at the same time promoting remote actions.
Now we must look to the future. Each of us, regardless of organizational roles, must contribute to the growth of our Association, transforming into concrete actions our purposes and trying to become protagonists on the territory of the values that inspire us. After this period we need it even more! Times change and require more and more commitment, dedication, and passion, but these are characteristics that we sportsmen know well and that do not discourage us.
Long live Panathlon International and the Clubs of Universities!
With the cordial appreciation and affectionate wish of the entire International Board, I wish you a happy anniversary!
Rapallo, 21 September 2021