University Sports Association of Poland is the biggest student sport organization in Poland and their activities date back to the beginning of the 20th century. AZS as an association was established in 1909 in Krakow and from there has spread to all academic cities across the country. Currently AZS has around 35 000 members, associated in more than local university 250 clubs. Objectives and values of the organization are extensive with such a main points as: promotion of healthy and active lifestyle, supporting youth professional athletes and dual career. Other key actions of the AZS are connected to volunteering, good governance and social inclusion.
After first experiences in 2015, since 2020 Akademicki Zwiazek Sportowy is involved in the Erasmus+ projects, with Uni4S project being the first coordinated by the organization.
EUSA Institute is a non-profit non-governmental organization focused on developing university sports, organizing sports events, carrying out sports activities, projects and providing education in sports at the university level. The Institute supports activities of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) which is the governing body for university and college sport in Europe, having 46 national university sports member associations. As a pan-European non-governmental organization, it links national university sport federations, universities, teams, individual competitors, volunteers and other partners throughout Europe.
EUSA mission is to maintain and develop regular communication between the national federations; to coordinate competitions, conferences, mass-sport-events and other activities; to represent university sport in general and the member federations particularly in relation to various European bodies; to disseminate throughout Europe the ideas of university sport in close collaboration with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and other European organizations and institutions.
University Sport Association in Warsaw was established in 1916. In the interwar period between 1919 – 1939 AZS Warszawa was the biggest sport club in Poland, bringing together over 2500 students. Besides the developing of grassroots sports, it had enormous success in professional sport as well. Right now, AZS Warszawa has around 6000 members.
From the very beginning the club was devoted to university sport and it main goals were concerning the support for athletes-students, as well as general development of sport at higher education institutions. Having a extensive experience in organizing sport and educational events, AZS Warszawa is also a valuable partner for those occasions. Since 2018, the club is involved in organizing events for European Week of Sports in Warsaw.
Studentensport Nederland is the National University Sports Federation (NUSF) of the Netherlands. Association has members from 17 different cities, who all have voting rights about our policies and budget. All of the members represent the particular students in their student city and together they represent a total of 200.000 students. Both Studentensport Nederland and clubs from the cities are working towards the common goal of developing the university sport.
Main mission of the association is to stimulate all students in the Netherlands to either first get them to start physical activity or just keep them being active. Fundamental way of achieving those goals is to encourage them to participate in championships and social activities related to sport, that are organized by Studentensport Nederaland and local student clubs.