University of Coimbra
As a growing foreign students’ epicenter, the University of Coimbra comes as a strong promoter for the event’s fulfillment. Besides the rise of multicultural empathy as part of the incoming process, the outgoing experience lived by hundreds of Portuguese students generate an open mentality and know-how to make the participants of the European Universities Games feel closer to their home country. The mobility should be seen as a motto of peace and cooperation between different societies, united in this event by the common goal of passion and sport.
AAC Academica Students Union
AAC is responsible for the traditional praxis, a reception ritual of the freshmen and freshwomen, for organising the academic festival known as Queima das Fitas (one of the greatest in Europe) and Festa das Latas, and for spreading out Coimbra’s song, Fado, worldwide, thus creating the most heterogeneous student community in the country.
The University Sports Academic Federation is a sport federation which focuses on sport as a tool in training and education. Born of a movement of various academies of the country in order to stimulate, encourage and organize sport within Higher Education. Founded on March 2, 1990, is endowed with Sports Public Utility since the year 1995, having grown over the years, both in terms of organized activities, both in terms of number of participants and is considered today as one of the largest sports federations in our country.