Dear participants - athletes, officials, partners and guests,
First of all, on behalf of the Organizing Committee and myself, I would like to welcome the university teams from all Europe that are going to be in our city from 23rd to 30th of June because of their participation in the 10th European Universities Football Championship.
For the University of Almeria, it is an honour to host this Championship, an activity that reflects our strong commitment to promote sport as a social responsability, not only within the university community but also in society in general. This is our contribution to a healthy lifestyle, to the improvement of sustainability, and to the link of university sport to the European Space for Higher Education through the participation in national and international competitions.
The University of Almeria, one of the youngest and most dynamic universities in Spain, considers internationalization as its symbol of identity. This is reflected in the growth of the university in recent years: in its broad scientific production, in the implementation of new skills and infrastructures, and in the offer of cultural and sport activities. Thus, the University of Almeria is carrying out the adaptation of its services to the changing needs of society in order to improve quality and efficiency objectives in teaching, research and management.
I hope they have a good stay here and enjoy our great cultural heritage and our natural environment in the city and in the province.
I expect to count on your collaboration so that we all feel proud of this Championship. My best wishes of success for all the participants and the countries represented in this European Football Universities Championship.
Welcome to Almeria and welcome to the EUC Football 2013!
Mr. Pedro Molina, Rector of the University of Almeria