Erasmus+ Grant

Project Reference



European University Games 2018 

Period of execution

From 01/ 11/ 2017 to 31/ 10/ 2018 (12 months) 

Funding entity

European Comission

Program and Competition

Erasmus + 

EAC-A03-2016: Not-for-profit European sport events 

Proponent Institution

Universidade of Coimbra

Responsible Researcher at UC 

Dr. Mário Santos 

Total Budget


Financing to UC 


UC Self-financing


Applicable regulations

Grant Decision n.º 2017-2100/001-001 

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European University Games 2018

This project object is the preparation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of the European Universities Games edition in 2018 (EUG2018), a not-for-profit European Sport Event that will take place in Coimbra from 15th to 28st July 2018 and will host over 4000 participants, which are students of more than 300 universities from over 30 European countries. 


The European Universities Games is a multisport event involving athletes 

from universities of Europe, held every two years, since 2012, in different European Universities cities. This event is organised under the umbrella of the European University Sports Associations and Coimbra was selected to host the edition of 2018. 


The goals of the European Universities Games 2018 are:

  • to encourage university sport, by increasing the number of students and other members of the academic community involved in the practice of sport;
  • to raise awareness to the importance of sport and physical activity as motors of healthy living
  • to promote the values inherent to sport practice, such as fair play, unit, tolerance, social inclusion, equal opportunities and accesses, teamwork and value of practice, These ’values‘ are not goals or forms of behaviour, but a search for meaning; they offer frameworks to be built so as to organize social attitudes and raise the level of investment of each in public life;
  • promoting friendly competition through multi-sport events;
  • facilitating friendship and companionship between students and universities;
  • promote enriching and innovative experiences for students during their academic and educational period
  • linking the sports competitions to educational programs.



Host city
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