Thursday, October 22, 2009

6th EUSA Symposium in Zadar, Croatia

Was savate assaut mentioned in Zadar?

From 16th to 17th of October, 2009 the 6th EUSA Symposium took place in Zadar, Croatia. The title of the symposium was ‘EUSA Future – Ideas and Goals’. Three subthemes were offered in presentations and workshops: Volunteering, Values and Priorities (fair-play and equality), Trends in University Sports (funds and sports marketing). EUSA Executive Committee and the Organizing Committee of the EUSA Symposium invited Dr. Verena Burk, FISU Assessor and Chair of the FISU Women’s Committee to report about women in the international university sport and to organize a workshop. In her presentation Verena Burk described the situation of women on a national, continental and international level, spoke about the barriers for women to take leadership in university sport federations, discussed the challenges the university sport federations are faced with and explained the measures the FISU Women’s Committee initialized for the period from 2007 to 2011. In the following workshop the participants discussed about the promotion of women in the university sport and best practice models from the different countries. Delegations like Germany described the equity policy, the action plan and special programs to support the participation of women in all areas of the university sport federation.

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