On the invitation of the Armenian Student Sports Federation (ARSSF), the Executive Committee meeting of the European University Sports Association (EUSA) 04-2013 was held in Yerevan, Armenia on October 24 and 25, 2013.
The meeting was opened by the welcome addresses by Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President who expressed his happiness that EUSA is able to reach out to its members in various parts of Europe and commended the activities of the hosting national university sports association. Although ARSSF officially joined EUSA only at the General Assembly in 2012, they have already been active in taking part in EUSA sports events and also in other activities of the continental governing body for university sport.
On behalf of the hosts, members of the Executive Committee and other participants were welcomed by Mr Razmik Stepanyan, ARSSF Vice-President, Mr Samvel Haroutunian, International relations manager and Mr Hovhannes Gabrielyan, Sports manager. They presented the activities and accomplishments of their organisation and stressed the desire of their federation to be an even more active member of EUSA in the future.
All participants of the EUSA Executive Committee meeting were also received by Mr Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, who is also the President of ARSSF. Mr Ashotyan warmly welcomed the guests at the Ministry in the Armenian capital and expressed his happiness about the fact that sport in general, and especially university sport is bridging borders and linking different countries, nationalities and religions. He also personally expressed his support and repeated the willingness of ARSSF to host more EUSA events in the future.
At the occasion of the meeting with the Minister Mr Ashotyan, EUSA President Mr Roczek presented him a crystal EUSA plaque, thanking him for hosting the meeting and for his support for university sport on the national and international level.