EUSA President visits Ukraine meets in FIDSU

KIEV – Sept 20, 2013: Sport Students’ Union of Ukraine (SSUU), together with the Committee of Physical Education and Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine hosted EUSA President Adam Roczek between 28 and 30 August in Kiev, Ukraine. The working visit was part of the meetings between the National University Sports Associations of Poland (AZS) and Ukraine (SSUU) and started with the meeting of EUSA and SSUU on Wednesday, 28 August, discussing past achievements, current situation and future plans.

On 29 August, Adam Roczek had several official meetings with authorities and university representatives. Firstly, he visited the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and had the official meeting with Dmytro Tabachnyk, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, followed by a meeting with Vasyl Kremin, the President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.

The EUSA President also met with the Rectors of leading Ukrainian universities – Kiev National Polytechnic University, National Pedagogical University M.P.Dragomanov, National University of Physical Culture and Sport. They acquainted Roczek with their universities and activities. They also visited Sport Complex of the National Pedagogical University named after M. P. Dragomanov and the Library of Olympics Chronicle.

On the last day on 30 August Roczek was invited as an Honored Guest to the opening of the stature of the famous Polish scientist and public figure, professor Wojciech Swietoslawski. The ceremony was held in the National Technical University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute (KPI). The EUSA President then visited the World University Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship, followed by a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Poland in Ukraine Genryk Litvin. The evening concluded with a conference and round tables devoted to the cooperation in development of physical culture and sport, especially cooperation between Poland and Ukraine.

Development Committee meets in FIDSU Office

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A new CDSU meeting took place on the 13th and 14th of September, chaired by Stefan BERGH (SWE) and vice-chaired by Alison ODELL (GBR). All members attended: Isaac Mwangi KAMANDE (KEN), Erik MICHALAK (FRA), Delise O’MEALLY (USA), Johanna St. CLAIR-RENARD (SWE), Yanqing XUE (CHN), with the Development department attending, represented by Laurent BRIEL, Director, Nicole Mangelschots, Executive Assistant to Director, Tatiana Stebakhova, Administrative Secretary and Westley Rolin, intern.

The CDSU was welcomed by President Claude-Louis GALLIEN, who expressed some broad ideas and long-term perspectives of FISU for the work of the CDSU.

This meeting mainly focused on the area of the NUSFs, and especially on the strategic guidelines, aiming at supporting them in achieving best value out of any resources which FISU is prepared to invest in developing the FISU-NUSF relationship. The modalities of FISU support to NUSFs’ projects were discussed, including strategic priorities, evaluation criteria, and timeline. Some recommendations came out and will be submitted to the next Executive Committee meeting, in the beginning of December.

Topics regarding the CUSF’s area were also discussed, with the synthesis of the external audit for each CUSF. A summary of the progress reports for the year 2013 was presented and CDSU members received feedbacks on CUSFs’ applications for the projects of the period 2014-2015. Initial talks started on Special Projects to try to clarify the concept and prepare the work for future decision-making. —- FISU

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