Zagreb and Rijeka as hosts to the European Universities Games
and Rijeka will host the European Universities Games in 2016. The
sports event will feature more than five thousand student athletes from
350 universities across Europe competing in 21 different sports
In 1987, Zagreb was host to the global Universiade,
organized under the slogan “World of the Young for a World of Peace”.
The mascot of the games was the popular squirrel nicknamed Zagi, which
was created by Nedeljko Dragić – one of the most creative authors of the
Zagreb School of Animated Film. However, the charismatic Zagi needs a
successor, so the “European University Games Zagreb Rijeka 2016”
Association has published a competition for its design. Works can be
submitted until November 1st, and the rules can be found online at
www.eug2016.com and www.studentskisport.com. After the deadline has
passed, a panel of experts will select the five best works. The mascot
will finally be chosen among the five finalists by a public online vote.
One must keep in mind, however, that the mascot must promote the values
of these student games organized under the slogan “The Heart Believes,
the Mind Accomplishes”.