National Erasmus Games is a nationwide ESN project that allows international students from all over Poland to participate in a sports competition which is inspired by the Olympic Games.
The project is divided into 3 levels:
- and international.
During each stage participants compete in 3 different categories:
Each section has an opportunity to present at least one team consisting of 11 participants, of which 2 must be girls. The local level is held in each city - the winning teams from each city meet at the national level which is organised by one of the sections in one of the Polish cities. The games last 2 days. At the end of day 2 (after summing up all the points), the official winner of the national level is announced. This team will then represent ESN Poland during International Erasmus Games which are held in one of the European cities.
The beginning of this project is based on many local sport initiatives, but the first big intercollegiate competition took place in 2009 in Warsaw under the name ESNOLYMPICS as a part of celebration of XX anniversary of Erasmus Student Network. The main idea of the sport games was very popular, both among glad participants and enthusiastic organizers. Foreign students coming to Poland were practicing hard and pushed us to organize the next editions.
As the result – in May 2011, representatives of 11 Polish cities competed to gain the champion’s cup. In 2012 took place the next national edition of Erasmus National Games. The host of this event was National Defense Academy. Participants from the whole Poland faced 4 disciplines: swimming, marching and jogging exercise with the elements of checking the knowledge about European Union and ESN Poland, fitness gears and futsal.
Last finals took place on 13-15.04 in Warsaw.
If you want to know more, visit our Project webpage