Announcing cooperation between EUSA and IOF on orienteering
We are happy to announce that the European University Sports Association (EUSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).
Signing the Memorandum is a result of the common interests and goals of both organisations - to increase the participation among students of higher education in sport, and to provide the best conditions for EUSA sports events.
Orienteering is popular among university students and has been a part of the university sports family at the international level since 1978. EUSA is about to appoint the 1st European Universities Orienteering Championship for 2019 at its next Executive Committee meeting, to be held in mid-November in Belgrade, Serbia.
EUSA has already nominated the Technical Delegate for Orienteering Mr Dusan Vystavel, who was also present at the EUSA Convention 2016 in Bled. Mr Vystavel has been very helpful in strengthening the links between the two organisations, and the cooperation between the organisations will offer great support for the organisation of orienteering within EUSA, and guarantee the quality and promotion of the events.
Upon the signing of the memorandum, EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek stated: "Orienteering is a sport feasible to any enthusiast. It has been a part of university sport for almost 40 years and enjoys big popularity among youth because it promotes fellowship, team-work and fortitude. We are happy to become partners with IOF as we share common values and history; and will, undoubtedly, hold great events."
Mr Leho Haldna, IOF President added: "There are many orienteers studying at institutes of higher education who will appreciate the opportunities provided by this cooperation. Being able to combine your studies with the opportunity to participate in high-quality orienteering events, and in the context of the strong social values within student sports, should be very attractive. Our organisations share the same values, and we greatly appreciate the successful cooperation we have with FISU. We believe in an equally successful cooperation with EUSA."
More information: www.eusa.eu and www.orienteering.org.