International Erasmus Games
StatusActive
GenreMulti-sport event
FrequencyAnnual
Location(s)International
Inaugurated2015; 9 years ago (2015)
Organised byErasmus Student Network
WebsiteInternational Erasmus Games

The International Erasmus Games are a multi-sport event held annually for members of the Erasmus Student Network, a student organisation for students on exchange in Europe.[1][2][3] Held annually in different European cities home to Erasmus Student Network local sections, the games bring together hundreds of participants from multiple countries worldwide.[2][3]

A conception of ESN Poland and ESN Italy, the first International Erasmus Games were hosted in Kraków, Poland, in 2015.[2][4] Since then, the games have had seven editions hosted in seven cities in six different countries.[2] The eighth edition of the games are set to be hosted in Wrocław, Poland, from 30 May to 2 June 2024.[5]

History

The International Erasmus Games were initiated by a coordinated effort of ESN Poland and ESN Italy.[2] The first edition of the games, hosted in Kraków, Poland, were called ESN Team.[2][4] The second edition of the games were hosted in Milan, Italy.[2] Since the second edition, the games have been called the International Erasmus Games.[2] The regular three sports of 3x3 basketball, futsal, and volleyball were established after they were played at both of the first two editions of the games.[2][4]

The third edition of games were hosted in Porto, Portugal, in 2017 and featured tennis in addition to the regular three sports.[6] The fourth edition of the games, hosted in Niš, Serbia, also featured tennis.[7][8] Paris, France, hosted the fifth edition of the games in 2019, which saw a return to the regular three sports being played.[9] Future editions of the International Erasmus Games were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The International Erasmus Games returned following the COVID-19 pandemic with the sixth edition of the games in Coimbra, Portugal, in 2022.[3] The sixth and seventh editions of the games, the latter of which were hosted in Madrid, Spain, featured athletics in addition to the regular three sports.[10][11]

The eighth edition of the games are set to be hosted in Wrocław, Poland, from 30 May to 2 June 2024.[5]

Editions

International Erasmus Games is located in Europe
Host cities of the International Erasmus Games
Year Games Host Date Sports Athletes Ref
2015 1 Poland Kraków, Poland 26–29 March 3 300 [4]
2016 2 Italy Milan, Italy 5–8 May 3 320 [2]
2017 3 Portugal Porto, Portugal 18–21 May 4 200 [6]
2018 4 Serbia Niš, Serbia 17–20 May 4 250 [7][8]
2019 5 France Paris, France 2–5 May 3 350 [9]
2022 6 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal 12–15 May 4 250 [3][10]
2023 7 Spain Madrid, Spain 18–21 May 4 200 [11][12]
2024 8 Poland Wrocław, Poland 30 May – 2 June 3 TBD [5]

Sports

Former sports

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Let the games - the International Erasmus Games - begin! | Erasmus Generation Blog". blog.erasmusgeneration.org. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c d e "IEG 2022: Back again for healthy and active lifestyle of the international youth | ESN.org". Erasmus Student Network. 2022-05-21. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  4. ^ a b c d "ESN TEAM". 2015-07-17. Archived from the original on 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  5. ^ a b c "IEG Wrocław 2024 | International Erasmus Games". ieg.esn.org. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  6. ^ a b Monteiro, Renata (2017-05-18). "Erasmus Games: 200 estudantes internacionais, quatro modalidades, uma cidade - JPN". JPN - JornalismoPortoNet (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  7. ^ a b "IEG Niš 2018". ESN Nis. 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  8. ^ a b "EU Za tebe". www.euzatebe.rs. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  9. ^ a b "International Erasmus Games Paris 2019". www.vsb.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  10. ^ a b "Universidade de Coimbra recebe International Erasmus Games" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  11. ^ a b "International Erasmus Games | UAM". www.uam.es. Retrieved 2024-03-31.
  12. ^ "University students to compete in the Erasmus Games". The University of Edinburgh. 2023-05-18. Retrieved 2024-03-31.