What are the International Erasmus Games?
The International Erasmus Games (IEG) are a pan European health and wellbeing initiative of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). We unite exchange student from all over Europe in an effort to promote sports as a universal language which is understood by everyone. Our efforts break all the barriers which separate the local and international communities of Europe and bring together people from all backgrounds, nationalities and age groups under the motto of healthy competition. Our volunteers organise and take part in sports competitions, running challenges, nutritional workshops and campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of obesity, alcohol and drug abuse.
How are we achieving our goals?
Our contribution focuses on implementing, promoting and organizing opportunities where our students and volunteers can engage in physical activity and education on the benefits of an active lifestyle, thus be healthy and well. But sport can also help to build team spirit and strengthen our ties with the communities that surround us. That is why we invest a lot in this cause and are involved in all levels of ESN with our community of local and national coordinators and our international team. Lastly, we are not alone in this battle as the EU strongly supports sports activities that bring people together and create new opportunities to integrate those from underprivileged or marginalized groups in society.