Welcome to Nijmegen!

Welcome to the ENAS Nijmegen 2018 webpage. On this page, you will find everything there is to know about the 21st ENAS Forum & Assembly taking place in Nijmegen between 11th and 16th November 2018.

We will also give you updates about the Forum via the ENAS newsletter and Facebook page.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question on this page? Do not hesitate to get in touch via margo@enas-sport.net.

You know enough and want to register immediately?


“Sustainability in University and College Sport – making our future the concern of the present”

Sustainability does not only concern the environment around us, and the impact we have on it. In the business world, the concept involves management of the impact on people, profit and planet alike – a triple bottom line! Under the influence of these sustainability pressures, the university sports services mission has evolved from organizing sports activities to the much broader remit – the development of healthy campus life. The Okanagan International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (2015) suggests that: “Health promoting universities and colleges transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen communities and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.”

Your sports service has a social, financial and environmental responsibility. You can contribute to sustainable development in education, research and operational management of your institution. You can support and stimulate sustainable behaviour among staff and students. And you can help develop a sustainable work, study and sports environment in which the impact on our resources continuously decreases.

Through expert presentations and practical sessions, we will understand and address the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in the university and college sports context. Join us to become lean, mean and green in 2018.


Fit For Life

Sustainable Events

Green Facilities



Fees & Registration

Member pricing:

Pre-Forum Forum Pre-Forum + Forum
Single room €350 €699 €1.049
Shared room (price per person) €275 €549 €824


Non-member pricing:

Pre-Forum Forum Pre-Forum + Forum
Single room €400 €899 €1.299
Shared room (price per person) €325 €649 €1.798


Pricing is based on early bird registration before 15 September 2018. After that date, additional fees will apply up to €150.

The closing date for all registration is 3 November 2018.


Additional nights’ accommodation can be booked in the registration process. Prices are:

Price per night per room
Single €100
Shared €60

Register via our Evenium page for one or several participants at the same time and get access to the ConnexMe wall immediately.

Prices for per day are available on request. Please contact Marieke Rasing Van Bremen via m.rasingvanbremen@rsc.ru.nl.

Get Funded

The ENAS Forum & Assembly qualifies as an Erasmus+ staff training opportunity enabling European funding. Such funding has to be requested directly at your home institution. Your institution may not be fully aware of this option

For more information, click here or get in touch with Margo on margo@enas-sport.net.


  1. Contact the international department of your institution to request staff training funding
  2. Contact our hosts in Nijmegen to get pre-event paperwork filled out and signed
  3. Submit post-event paperwork at the registration desk during the event
  4. Funded participation for the event: flights + accommodation covered with lump sum fee

Find the event via the official IMOTION Exchange Platform here.



PLEASE NOTE: A different venue and hotel is used for the Pre-Forum and the Forum.

Pre-Forum Hotel

Hotel Papendal

Forum Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent
Hertog Eduardplein 4
6663 AN Nijmegen

How to get there?

Nijmegen and Arnhem are very centrally located in Europe on the Eastern border of the Netherlands with Germany. The city is very well connected by train with international high speed train hub Arnhem closeby and different airports within 2h travel distance.

Plan ahead and make your journey to Nijmegen as comfortable and sustainable as possible. We encourage carpooling for those travelling to the Forum by car. Share your journey via the ENAS Facebook page or on the ConnexMe wall to find out who is driving and who needs a ride.


By train

Final stop: Nijmegen Lent

Arnhem Central is the closest hub for high speed connections. From there it takes about 20 minutes to get to the hotel by local train.


By airplane:

Airport Distance Transport
Weeze Airport 63km Shuttlebus to Nijmegen upon reservation.

Duration:  1h30

Eindhoven Airport 68km Bus towards Eindhoven Centraal.
From there:·       Train to Nijmegen Lent via Hertogenbosch (1 change).·       Flixbus to Nijmegen Centraal. Change to local train to Nijmegen Lent.Duration: 2h
Düsseldorf Airport 111km Bus towards Düsseldorf Hbf
From there:·       Train to Nijmegen Lent (several changes)·       Flixbus to Venlo and train to Nijmegen  Lent (several changes)Duration: 3h
Amsterdam Schiphol 120km Direct train to Nijmegen Centraal every 30 minutes at XX:00 and XX:30. From Nijmegen Centraal, bus or local train to Nijmegen Lent.
Duration: 2h
Maastricht Airport 131km Bus towards Maastricht Centraal.

Train to Nijmegen Lent (several changes)

Duration: 3h

Brussels Airport 182km Train to Nijmegen Lent via Breda every hour.
Duration: 3h

Plan your trip via https://www.goeuro.com/ to see all different travel options.


Flyer (PDF)


The Radboud Sports Centre (RSC) is the sports centre of the Radboud University in Nijmegen. It was founded in 1966 and nowadays we have nearly 20,000 members and more than 80 different sports on offer. Visit our website for more information: http://ru.nl/sportscentre/

Click below to watch the video of the LOC Nijmegen that we showed at the ENAS Forum & Assembly 2017 in Trondheim.

About Nijmegen

Nijmegen is situated on the banks of the Waal, a branch of the Rhine in the region of the ‘Great Rivers’, and a mere 10 kilometers from the German border. Of Roman origin (its name derives from ‘Noviomagus’ meaning ‘new market’) the city celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 2005. This makes Nijmegen the oldest city in the Netherlands. Nijmegen was also the imperial residence during the Carolingian period. The ‘Valkhof’ – ‘Falcon’s Court’ – is the highest point of the city overlooking the river. It was once the site of Charlemagne’s castle. From this vantage point, which is now a scenic park, the typically Dutch polder landscape and rolling hills provide a beautiful panorama.

The Great Rivers marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and no doubt the Romans settled here because of the splendid strategic view of enemy territory across the river. For similarly strategic reasons, subsequent kings and other rulers chose Nijmegen as their place of residence.


Until a century ago, Nijmegen was a fortified town, its surroundings the scene of many fierce battles. However, in 1879 the old city defences were torn down, as they posed an increasing obstacle to the city’s prosperity. A period of spectacular growth followed, and within a few decades the railway bridge across the Waal was constructed, and gas, electricity and water mains were installed in the city.

The Second World War is a black page in Nijmegen’s history. On February 22, 1944, allied forces bombed the city by mistake, killing 800 people. A few months later, Nijmegen was liberated following the U.S. airborne landings of ‘Operation Market Garden’, which freed the southern part of the Netherlands on September 17, 1944. Badly damaged in the war, much was done to rebuild the city in the post-war period and a new city centre arose in which the remaining monuments of Nijmegen’s rich history occupy a special position.