Welcome to the ENAS Trento 2019 webpage. On this page, you will find everything there is to know about the 22nd ENAS Forum & Assembly taking place in Trento between 3rd – 8th November  2019.


Are you ready for #ENASTrento2019?








Event details


We are very excited that you are visiting this page to learn more about the 22nd edition of the ENAS Forum & Assembly taking place in Trento, Italy.  Our event ENAS Event Terms 2019 can be downloaded here.


“Digital Innovation in University and College Sport”

New digital technologies are leading to major transformations in our society. They reshape our environment, our way of thinking and the way we do things, impacted by interconnections and intercommunication around the world. Millennials are our future target and, since they are born in a digitalised era, Universities including sport services and facilities must be ready to welcome them according to students’ digital abilities. Digitalization impacts on our approach to bureaucracy and to assignments in the workplace, no more so than within Universities and Colleges. Digitalization provides new opportunities to better manage, (self-)monitor, communicate and stimulate participation as well as performance in sport and physical activity.

For the 2019 ENAS Forum & Assembly, the University of Trento will focus on exploring some of the challenges and opportunities in this area, including the development of technologies for sport activities and digitalization of facilities.

While making our life easier in many ways, digitalization also challenges existing practices and necessitates a new and more flexible approach to sport and organizational management. Digitalization touches the field of physical activity and sport in many ways, with a distinct impact especially on five macro areas: management-organization, monitoring & self-monitoring, new gamification and e-sports, communication, employability. Join us in Trento and become a digital innovator for University and College sport!

Programme outline
3-5 November 2019 | Pre-Forum

Join us at the Pre-Forum, get to know the sport facilities of University of Trento including:

–  Campus Sanbàpolis
–  Mattarello Sport Centre
–  Sport Corner in the Academic Facilities

5-8 November 2019 | Forum

Join us for the Forum & Assembly in Trento between 5 and 8 for high level panel session and rich content discussion on the event theme of “Digital Innovation in University and College Sport”.

Click here to download the programme outline

Click here to download the event information package

What’s included?

– Access to all Forum sessions
– 3 (Forum) or 5 (Pre-Forum & Forum) nights accomodation
– Full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner
– Sports & Social Activities

Member rates:

Forum Pre-Forum & Forum
Shared room €550 €850
Shared room after 15/9 €700 €1000
Single room €650 €1025
Single room
after 15/9
€800 €1175


Non-members are charged €200 on top of the member fees.

For more information on becoming an ENAS member, click here.

Get funded!



Did you know a lot of our members receive European funding to allow them to attend ENAS events?

Learn more about Erasmus+ Staff Training Funding, click here. 


  1. Submit a request including the event info to your International Office to avail of Staff Training Funding to attend the event.
  2. Fill out the ‘Mobility Agreement for Training’ as provided by your institution and/or download our prepared template below.
  3. Send to our local contact in Trento for signing :
    Francesca Briani via international@unitn.it
  4. The signed copy of the form will be returned to you by e-mail.
  5. Send the form to the Erasmus contact person of your own institution in order to get it processed locally.
  6. Submit the participation confirmation to be signed during the event upon registration at the event. 

Download here:

Official Invitation   |  Event Info  |  Mobility Agreement Template 

Speakers and topics


We are very committed to developing a line-up of speakers for the event that bring us the most recent developments in the area, with a focus on the University and College Sport area so that strategic input and practical lessons are combined to reach a very high level of interest and engagement.

How do we select speakers?  

  1.  You make suggestions / You apply as a speaker
  2.  Our ENAS Member Content Committee reviews and selects a diverse and balanced line-up
    For 2019, the Content Committee consists of: Paolo Bouquet (University of Trento, IT), Ramune Zilinskiene (University of Vilnius, LT) Joerg Foerster (University of Hamburg, DE), Jutta Hannig (PH Heidelberg, DE)
  3.  We finalise the programme

Confirmed speakers

The following speakers have already confirmed their contribution. Many more to come.

Andreas Hebbel-Seeger

Andreas Hebbel-Seeger is Professor of Media Management and the Head of Media School at the Macromedia University on Campus Hamburg. His research and teaching focus are the use of digital media for learning, training and marketing purposes. Currently he is focused on several research and development projects on the usage of video drones and 360-degree video within sports communication. He is involved in a state-aided research project on the use of innovative video formats in research-based learning and is working for the Hamburg VR initiative “NextReality”.

Markus Breuer

Markus Breuer studied business administration, economics and international taxation in Braunschweig, Chemnitz and Hamburg and received a PhD from the University of Jena. Since 2014 he teaches business administration and sports management at the SRH University Heidelberg. Markus publishes on esport related topics since more than ten years and is a frequent speaker on academic conferences.

Duncan Jones

Duncan is Chief Operating Officer of British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS). He has spent the last two years revolutionising the digital services provide by BUCS to university staff and students in the UK. In September he launched a competition management platform across 53 sports and over 180 institutions, with integrated communications streams, web services and financial management. Prior to that, Duncan co-founded upshot.org.uk to help not-for-profit organisations better manage and evidence the impact of their funded work.

His contribution will focus on his own experiences as Chief Operating Officer, with a specific focus on how universities can increase participation in sport, and improve the quality of physical activities to deliver improved health and well-being and other social outcomes.

You can find more information about Duncan on his Linkedin Page: Link.



Koen Schobbers

Koen Schobbers is the first Dutch esports athlete to receive a Topsport Status in order to combine his Medical study with his esports career. He nowadays runs his own company called ‘Koenz’ focussing on education, consultancy and hosting.

He has worked with companies like Vodafone, Spinnin’ Records and KIA, hosts a TV show on FOX-Sports and gives presentations and workshops to parents and children.

Visit his website.



Other contributions

Also besides the main programme of the Forum, there are plenty of ways to contribute to the Forum content:

Member Poster Session

Present your project or your institution with a poster during our poster session. Each poster presenter will also be asked to prepare a 1-minute introduction of the poster to present during the plenary session.

Member Sprint Talks

*New this year* Instead of the Members’ Corner, we now present you the Members Sprint Talks. During very short presentations, we get a wide view of what the member institution have to offer. Present your project or your institution using 5 slides in 5 minutes in this new format.

Charity 2019: Famiglia Materna
Famiglia Materna, founded in 1919, believes that “People are more important than their problems” and for this reason it is fundamental to support their practical needs. In its 100-year history, Famiglia Materna has offered housing to women in need and to their children and provides them with the tools to restart their lives after violence.

More about FM (PDF), click here.

Charity Raffle

Bring some goodies from your University/institution and contribute to the Charity Raffle.

Charity Auction

Do you have a more valuable item to offer?  Support the local charity and provide your item to be auctioned during the Charity Auction as part of the Closing dinner.

Host & Accommodation



Local host

UniTrento Sport is the university network of services and sports facilities in Trento and its province. For this event, they work very closely together with the CUS Trento and other local partners.

The event will take place at the Grand Hotel Trento. Rooms in this hotel are limited.

For more information, visit their website  www.unitrentosport.unitn.it

Grand Hotel Trento

The Grand Hotel, straight opposite of the Trento Railway station is the main venue for the 2019 Forum. All the lectures and workshops will take place here.


Piazza Dante 20
38122 Trento TN

More infowww.grandhoteltrento.com

Room availability in the Grand Hotel is limited. Book early to guarantee your spot.

America Hotel

Our second hotel is located at only 300m away from the main venue. No transfer requirements and all the same possibilities to join the morning workouts.


Via Torre Verde 50
38122 Trento TN

More infowww.hotelamerica.it

How to get there?!


Plan ahead and make your journey to Trento as comfortable and sustainable as possible. Trento is located in the north east of Italy, 140 km away from the Brenner pass, which forms the border between Italy and Austria. There are a lot of different travel options to Trento through various travel hubs in Northern Italy including Milan, Venice, Verona and Bologna. 


The closest airports to Trento are the following:

Verona (90 km from Trento)

Bergamo (180 km)

Innsbruck (180 km)

Milano Linate (215 km)

Venezia (220 km)

Bologna (230 km)

Milano Malpensa (265 km)

Munich (360 km)

From most of the above airports you may take a shuttle bus to the closest railway station, from which you can reach Trento. See further info and section ‘train’ on the right.


The closest airports to Trento are the following:

Verona (90 km from Trento)

Bergamo (180 km)

Innsbruck (180 km)

Milano Linate (215 km)

Venezia (220 km)

Bologna (230 km)

Milano Malpensa (265 km)

Munich (360 km)

From most of the above airports you may take a shuttle bus to the closest railway station, from which you can reach Trento. See further info and section ‘train’ on the right.

From Verona Catullo airport

(1) Public bus service (every 15 min. – €6) to the train station and (2) train towards Brenner or Bolzano (1h10 – 8 to 20 euros)

By taxi – 150 euros (estimated)

From Milan airports

(1) Public/private bus services to Milan Central Station (Malpensa is about 1 h, Linate is about 40 min.), (2) train to Trento.

From Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

Flixbus.com connection directly to Trento (3 h – €12)

(1) Train or bus connection to Milan central station (1h) and then by train to Trento via Verona.

From Venice Marco Polo airport

(1) Bus or taxi connection to Venice Central station and then by (2) train to Trento via Verona Central.

From Bologna Airport

(1) Airport bus to station (30mins)
(2) Train to Trento (2h)


From various places in Europe you can book direct trains to Trento main Railway Station. 

Two main lines reach Trento: the Brennero line (from Rome to Innsbruck) and the Valsugana line (from Venice to Trento).

Timetable details from Ferrovie dello Stato or Öbb-Italia or Deutsche Bahn or Italo Treno.

Booking and tickets

Available online. Book early for good rates.

Car or coach


Trento is a stop on the  flixbus lines. Direct connections exist with various cities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria including: Berlin (13h), Cologne (12h), Munich (4h55), Leipzig (10h55), Rome (7h50)

Parking  options

Overview via this link.




ENAS – Andrea Castagna

+32 485 037 377

Host – UniTrento Sport

+39 046128 3269 or 1210


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