The European University Sports Association (EUSA) decided on 6th May in Ljubljana that the Hungarian bid will host the European University Rowing Championships (EURC) in 2027. 

The bid was prepared jointly by the Hungarian Association of University and College Sports (MEFS), the University of Óbuda (ÓE) and the Hungarian Rowing Federation (MESZ) and submitted to the EUSA in February 2024.  According to the bid, the Rowing EEB will be held in Sukoró from 11 to 14 July 2027.

In addition to MEFS, several partner organisations are involved in the organisation, including Óbuda University, the Hungarian Rowing Federation, the National Sports Agency and the relevant local authorities.

The bid was supported by Dr. Ádám Schmidt, State Secretary for Sports at the Ministry of Human Resources, Ottó Cseh, President of the Hungarian Rowing Federation, Dr. habil. Levente Kovács, Rector of Óbuda University, Prof. Dr. h. c. Lajos Mocsai, President of the MEFS, and Péter Juhász, Secretary General of the MEFS, as well as Gyöngyi Éva Hegyi Mészáros, Mayor of Sukoró. 

MEFS is committed to organising regular international university sports events at the highest possible level in accordance with EUSA requirements. The newly built facilities of the Kovács Katalin National Kayak-Canoe Academy on Lake Velence would host the 2027 Rowing EEB. 

Hosting the 2027 European University Rowing Championships would make a significant contribution to future international rowing events in Hungary and to the development of domestic university sport, a growing area worthy of integration into the international sporting scene.

Previously held European University Championships:

Karate EEB 2013, July 19-21, Budapest/Budaörs

Rugby 7s EEB 2015, July 22-25, Gödöllő

Basketball EEB 2017, July 16-23, Miskolc

Chess and Bridge EEB 2019, July 24-28, Budapest

Badminton EEB 2023, July 13-19, Miskolc

Water Polo EEB 2023, July 13-19, Miskolc

3x3 Basketball EEB 2023, July 15-19, Debrecen

Upcoming, awarded bids:

Volleyball EEB 2025, July 4-11, Budapest

Rowing EEB 2027, Sukoró (planned date) July 11-14

Significant international rowing events held in Hungary:

1989 Junior Rowing World Championships – Szeged

2010 University Rowing World Championships – Szeged

2015 Youth Rowing Cup – Szeged

2019 Olympic Hopefuls Regatta – Sukoró

2019 Rowing Masters World Championships – Sukoró

2023 Olympic Hopefuls Regatta – Szeged

2024 European Rowing Championships, European Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta – Szeged