Łódź University of Technology rector Krzysztof Jóźwik, left, with EUSA President Adam Roczek ©EUSA

European University Sports Association (EUSA) President Adam Roczek has visited Łódź to discuss preparations for the upcoming 2022 European Universities Games.

Roczek met with the rector of Łódź University of Technology, Krzysztof Jóźwik, in the Polish city.

There they discussed the organisation of the Games next year, during which Jóźwik affirmed his commitment to the event.

EUSA, the Łódź University of Technology and the University Sports Association of Poland will look to cooperate further to successfully deliver the Games.

A follow-up meeting between the parties is set for the beginning of September.

Łódź 2022 is scheduled to take place from July 17 to 30.

Approximately 5,000 student-athletes from 40 countries are set to compete in 17 sports disciplines.

It is the next edition of the Games on the calendar, after the 2020 event in Belgrade was first postponed to 2021 and then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EUSA is looking into the possibility of Serbian capital Belgrade hosting the Games in 2023, before Debrecen and Miskolc in Hungary stage the 2024 competition.

From there, the European Universities Games should return to a biennial format.

In April, the EUSA stated 12 countries were interested in hosting the 2026 Games.