EUSA President Welcome Message


Dear Friends,

My warmest welcome to all participants of the European Universities Championships 2023.

The European Universities Championships, as previous editions have proved, are a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of university sport. I am pleased that a great number of students and officials, sharing their love for sport, respecting Fair Play, competing in truly university sport spirit will meet in many cities across the Europe.

During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote a healthy society, we stand on the side of peace, respecting and celebrating diversity.

Being the Organizer of the Championship is challenging but at the end rewarding as well. I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committees, its Partners and the volunteers who give their crucial contribution to the success of the event. My gratitude extends to the National, Regional and Local Authorities for their auspices of this event.

I believe that the European Universities Championships will bring the participants unforgettable experiences and lots of personal achievements. I hope all of you will enjoy your time, and life-long friendships between European Students will be legacy of all the events.

With wishes of good luck, I welcome you on behalf of EUSA to the European Universities Championships 2023!


Adam Roczek

President of the European University Sports Association (EUSA)



FADU President welcome message


On behalf of FADU Portugal - University Sports Federation, I welcome all participants of the Lisbon 2023 European Universities Rugby 7s Championship, taking place in Portugal from 28th to 31st August.

This is the first EUC Rugby 7s edition that Portugal will host, in our capital city, although it received a 2010 FISU World University Championship Rugby 7s, hosted in the city of Porto. Although it was the first edition of rugby 7s, Portugal has hosted more than 40 international university sport events, at European (EUSA) and World (FISU) level, a legacy that give us all a great expectation to this event.

Lisbon is a beautiful city, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees. Is a safe city, with history, cultural entertainment, and the best place to listen Fado.

All entities involved, FADU Portugal, the University of Lisbon, the Nova University, the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, the Sports Association of Higher Education of Lisbon, and the Academic Federation of Lisbon will make every possible effort to provide all participants the most memorable experience.

Good luck to everyone and welcome to Portugal! Welcome to the Lisbon 2023 European Universities Rugby 7s Championship!


Ricardo Nora, president of FADU Portugal