Few organisations in the world give young sports managers and leaders the opportunity to better understand and exchange ideas about the different aspects of the sports environment in which they operate. Every two years the FISU Forum brings together students, officials and other key partners involved in the university sport movement and with FISU member associations. Combining academic sessions with cultural, educational and sporting activities, it is a powerful communication platform for the various university sports communities. This combination gives the Forum an educational value in the broadest sense of the term.
The Forum is the only FISU event that gathers all the actors of university sport in one place. Students, junior and senior university sports managers, representatives of international sports and non-sports federations, organisers of major FISU events and renowned academic speakers are brought together for nearly a week to develop and strengthen the worldwide university sport movement.
The Forum is held over six days. It normally focuses on one main theme and four sub-themes, each of which is moderated by a speaker specialised in the subject area. Workshops on each sub-theme are held every day. Special sessions are also scheduled, for which speakers are selected on the basis of a call for papers launched within the FISU Family.