The FISU FORUM is an international educational event held by the FISU in order to promote the ideas of international university sports movement, its goals, objectives and principles, to popularize university sports in all countries of the world. The FISU FORUM was held in Krasnoyarsk from August 6 to 10, 2018.
The FISU Forum educational programme "Student Sport – Springboard for Innovative Leadership" comprised over 30 hours. From August 6 -10, representatives of 5 continents had discussions on development of student sport. The FISU Forum became the third test event of the upcoming Winter Universiade 2019. Transportation, Medical Care, Accreditation, F&B, Accommodation and other functional areas were tested as part of the FISU Forum.
More than 170 delegates from the Europe, Asia, South and North America, Australia and Africa were registered to participate in the Forum. The FISU Forum was attended by FISU experts, namely Verena Burk, the Chair of the FISU Education Committee, Alexander Ukhov, the mentor at FISU's Young Reporters', as well as Barry Meister, the Chair of the IOC Education Committee, Georgy Bilman, the Director of Volunteer Center of 2018 FIFA World Cup, Madeleine Baturina, the head coach for staff preparation of 2014 Sochi Winter Games and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, Alexei Moshkin, the two-time Paralympian in Para Alpine Skiing, and Svetlana Khorkina, Olympic champion in artistic gymnastics. The educational programme of the FISU Forum included plenary sessions and seminars on topical issues such as involvement of young people in the sports movement, equal opportunities and ethics in modern sport, opportunities for personal potential realization after the retirement from sports, development of the leadership skills and promotion of volunteerism. Furthermore, under the guidance of mentors the FISU Forum participants developed and presented their projects aimed at popularizing student sport.
The organization of the FISU Forum was assessed by Leonz Eder, the FISU First Vice President, "For FISU, the Forum is primarily an educational event. I believe that everything went well. I liked the Dormitory Complex, the work of volunteers, the Winter Universiade venues which are top level."
The FISU FORUM has been held each two years since 1992. The program includes plenary meetings, working groups, special sessions, sport and cultural programs as well as a Fair – presentations of all delegations of the participating countries. The decision to hold the FISU FORUM 2018 in Krasnoyarsk was made on June 30, 2015 at the meeting of the FISU Executive Committee in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.