The 19th edition of the ENAS Forum and Assembly (European Network of Academic Sport Services) is being held in Malta hosted by SportMalta and Malta University Sports Club (MUSC).Over 178 delegates from all over the world representing 22 countries and 172 universities are participating in this Forum with the theme ‘Leadership in Sport-Building a brighter future’.
Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport mentioned the efforts and incentives by the government for both youths and adults to further their studies in the field of sports. Moreover he spoke about the sport political aspect in particular the commercialization of sport facilities and the National Sport Policy that will be launched in the coming weeks.
Mark Cutajar, CEO of SportMalta said that this conference together with the other upcoming events and conferences linked with the Presidency is bringing over 1000 delegates that work in the sports sector to our country. This is evidence of how Malta , even though it being a small county, in the coming months will be instrumental in contributing to the European and world politics.
Luciano Busuttil, Chairman of SportMalta spoke about the continuous effort by SportMalta to encourage the Maltese society to become physically active.
Michelle Tanner, President of ENAS, explained that the priority of the NGO is to establish a network between sports universities in Europe. She said that ENAS organize numerous activities where good practices are shared in order to continue improving the services offered to students.
Amongst the speakers there were present Paola Ottonello, from the European Commission and Adrian Feller from UEFA. This 19th edition of the ENAS Forum and Assembly will conclude on Friday 11th November 2016.
Watch the episode of BeActive TV that was dedicated to the ENAS Forum.