It is my pleasure and privilege to address you on behalf of the University of Primorska and welcome you to the European Universities Championship in Water Polo and Beach Volley!
The goal of the University of Primorska is to contribute to the development of a knowledge-society and to pass on the initiatives shaped in the focal point of the Mediterranean and Central European world to the international university world, thus contributing to the sustainable social development of the local and wider regional environment. At the University of Primorska we are well aware that sport is a relevant factor in the quality of student life.
Education is a way to gather knowledge and improve academic skills, whereas from sports students gain the qualities of leadership, sharing, tolerance and team spirit. The healthy competition and positive spirit help students achieve their goals in their career with ease. Photo: Zdravko Primožič, FPA
As sport plays an important role at our university, we are extremely honoured that we have the opportunity to host such a significant event here in Koper. I wish you every success in the competition and a very pleasant stay!
Prof. Dragan Marušič, PhD, Rector of the University of Primorska (UP)
We are extremely honoured and pleased to organize EUSA universities championships in Slovenia, in the lovely city of Koper. Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) is one of the most active EUSA member, regularly participating in the EUSA events and organizing championships in Slovenia.
SUSA already welcomed participants in EUSA European Universities Championship in Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Futsal, Handball, Golf, Volleyball and in FISU World University Championship in Futsal and Table Tennis.
We are really happy to welcome students from all Europe, and to give them a taste of our culture and tourism, and to guarantee them high level university competition in Beach Volleyball and Water Polo. I am sure Koper, with its coast and Mediterranean climate, will be excellent host of these two EUSA events.
I wish to all participants of the European Universities Championship in Water Polo and Beach Volleyball a pleasant stay in Slovenia and a great time in Koper. All the best!
Mag. Patrik Peroša, president of Slovenian University sports association
Dear participants of the EUSA European Championships in Water polo and Beach Volleyball, dear sportsmen and athletes!
It is really a great pleasure to welcome you to our city, a ‘city with a sporty heart’. In Koper we simply like sport. We are giving sport a large amount of consideration and investing heavily in it. Sport unites and connects us, enriches our lives and makes us happy.
You athletes with your hard work, you do not achieve top results only for yourselves, but you are inspiring all of us, and above all, you give our youngsters an example of how to live healthy and in a courageous way.
I believe that this year’s championships will be a pleasant experience for all of you that will enrich you with many new friendships - among those of you that are practicing together, among those of you who will compete together, and among those of us, who have found our place among the fans.
Let me thank all the organizers of the championships, who gave us another wonderful opportunity to follow the top sporting event. I wish you many successes and nice results!
Aleš Bržan Mayor of City Municipality of Koper
Dear students, dear participants!
Please let me give you a warm welcome on behalf of the University Sport Association of Primorska (USZP).
I am honoured that USZP has a chance to organize an EUSA European Universities Championship again, this time two championships at the same time. This is a a unique organizational challenge which I believe USZP organizational team will handle successfully.
USZP had already successfully organized numerous international championships, some of them under EUSA flag: European Universities Championship in Basketball (2002, 2015), Beach Volleyball (2005), Futsal (2007) and European Universities Water Polo Cup (2017).
The Organizing Committee of the European Universities Championship in Beach Volleyball and Water Polo together with its partners, as the City Municipality of Koper and the University of Koper, are doing its best to make a remarkable event and to welcome you under best possible condition in Koper.
Dear friends, I look forward to seeing you all in our beautiful coastal city of Koper!
Sebastjan Kokl, president of the Sport Association of University of Primorska (UŠZP)
I am happy to greet you at the 1st European Universities Water Polo Championship in Koper, Slovenia!
On behalf of the whole EUSA community, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting European student-athletes here. It’s a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of sport. I am pleased to see so many sport lovers, who share values of fair play, equal opportunities and education, promoted by EUSA.
European Universities Championships 2019 organized in 22 sports make it possible for student-athletes to get to know each other and challenge their skills in a friendly atmosphere. During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote healthy mind in a healthy body.
Being an organizer of such an event is challenging but rewarding. I know it’s a hard task, and I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committee and its partners for the great job they have done. And of course, my gratitude to the authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that this Championship will bring the participants positive experiences and good results. I am sure that the athletes will compete in a fair play manner, respecting the rules and their opponents and please the spectators with their performance.
I hope you will enjoy your stay, your achievements and your time spent in Koper! Good luck!
Adam Roczek, EUSA President
I am very pleased to welcome you in Koper again this year, as we will host the first European Universities Water Polo and the Beach Volleyball Championships!
It is extremely inspiring to see so many young students in our largest coastal city and we are especially pleased that there are so many young people who live actively and are engaged in sports.
Sports are more than just competitive physical activities or games, since good results are only possible when discipline and cooperation are present. With sport, people connect to each other and feel the team spirit that makes sports teamsunited.
I wish to allathletes and all teams to get the best possible results and have lot of success. As we have done it the past, the Student Organization of the University of Primorska (SOUP) together with the University Sport Association of the Primorska region (USAP) intends to support all sports activities of domestic and foreign students also in the future.
We are proud that our work and support of university sport in general has been recognized by the European University Sports Federation (EUSA) and has allowed us to organize two university championships in 2019, and more to follow. I would like to inform all participants that results and success are possible only when strong will and perseverance is present. Good results and success help people to be more motivated and even more successful in their work. Whether it is in sports or in life in general.
To all participants who have come to Koper, I wish you the best experience on the Slovenian coast and a lot of success in both sporting events. Good luck!