Sustainable Happiness: the ENAS Award 2020 – An interview

During the first ENAS Virtual General Assembly on the 19th of October 2020, our members voted for the winner of the prestigious ENAS Award 2020. And the winner was...Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)  for their project "Sustainable...

ENAS Survey on University Sport & Covid19

The world of University and College Sport is still facing the consequences of the Coronavirus epidemic. As one of the biggest University sports Network in Europe, it is important for us to know how this affects the regular activities and projects of our members....

1st ENAS Online Roundtable on European University Sport

In these particular times, ENAS has joined forces with its members to set up a new virtual engagement opportunity for university sport: the 1st Online Round Table on European University Sport. Our purpose is to connect people around Europe, think together about...

Spanish University Sports Services: the conclusions of the online meeting

As the Portuguese universities have set a precedent, the Spanish universities have decided to send the results of the online meeting held on 8th of May 2020.  The informal online meeting of Spanish University Sports Services was held to discuss how university sport is...

The meeting Portugal University Sports Services: an interesting list of actions for the COVID19 Crisis

On 17th of April 2020, an informal online meeting of Portugal University Sports Services was held to discuss how university sport is changing during the global quarantine. The meeting served to discuss best practices that each higher education institution is adopting...

Digi-Sporting Survey – Call for sports manager, technical staff and coaches of sport and fitness clubs

ENAS is involved in a European Project called Digi-Sporting and we are currently asking coaches, fitness instructors, technical staff, sports managers of clubs, sport or technical director of sports organisations to fill a survey. Digi-Sporting is a multi-stakeholder...

23rd ENAS Forum and General Assembly in Stirling (UK)

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 SITUATION, THE ENAS FORUM IN STIRLING IS POSTPONED TO 2021. We are pleased to announce that the 23rd ENAS Forum and Assembly will be hosted by University of Stirling. As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, the...

Internship opportunity at Nova University of Lisbon

We are delighted to inform our members about a great internship opportunity in Portugal, under the framework of the Erasmus+ Working placement. The Universidade Nova de Lisboa is looking for a Media intern to support the team of the Sport Office. The intern will...

New Internship opportunities within the ENAS community

Every year, ENAS members join forces and offer a wide range of valuable experiences for students. This year we are delighted to offer a list of internship’s places within the ENAS network. If you are a BA student of a University member of the ENAS network and you are...

ENAS Award 2019: the Game of TUK

ENAS is delighted to announce the winner of the prestigious ENAS Award. During our Forum and General Assembly in Trento the Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern has written its name on the ENAS Award roll of honour thanks to its very innovative project "The Game of...


ENAS brings together professionals involved in the management and organisation of sports activities in the third level education sector. We host a variety of events and activities throughout Europe, bringing together the opportunity for people to share good practice, skills and provide opportunity.

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The European Network of Academic Sports Services (ENAS) is an association of higher education sports offices in Europe. It is a non-governmental, international alliance with a common interest in the promotion of higher education sport and physical activity. ENAS was founded in 1997 in Chambéry, France and currently has over 120 members from 21 countries in Europe.

University sports in Europe is organised differently in each country. This diversity makes it important to have common goals. ENAS is the organisation which achieves this for Academic Sports Services.

Sport is an integral part of university life. It promotes the social, mental and physical well-being of our students. it contributes to the university education mission by teaching life long learning skills such as team work, leadership and community values. It helps attract, recruit and retain students, and helps to stay connected with Alumni. Sport also celebrates talent, excellence and achievements. Our network fosters the development of ‘sport for all’ in our universities.

With a target group of several million students and thousands of academic sport services employees, ENAS can be an integrative element for the European movement. Our organisation works alongside key partners, to provide opportunities for its members to share experiences to assist in their development.


  • To develop communication between Academic Sport Services.
  • To encourage the mobility of professionals involved in student sport.
  • To share knowledge, exchange ideas and experiences.
  • To promote and provide networking opportunities for University sports professionals.
  • To support members in their efforts to increase profile and added value of student sport.



126 members • 21 countries

ENAS is an umbrella organisation for professionals in Sport & Recreation departments in European Higher Education Institutions. Individual Higher Education Institutions that organise sports activities for their students, whether for health, training, competition or leisure, are encouraged.

ENAS Annual Forum Assembly Trento, Italy 2019