NEG - National Erasmus Games
The National Erasmus Games are a national sport event. Also known as the Erasmus Olympics, the NEGs are designed so that students from all over Italy challenge each other in different sport competitions.
What makes the initiative original is the fact that young athletes do not represent their nation of origin, but rather wear the colors of the city that hosts them during their mobility period, while challenging each other in different sport disciplines such as soccer, beach volley, basket.
The NEG are also the national stage of the ESN Italy project "Erasmus and Sport" whose goal is, since 2013, to spread the culture of practising one or more sports disciplines during their stay in Italy among the mobility students, aiming to build a sense of community and cultural closeness among Erasmus students and local ones, thanks to the educational bridge created by sport, being "an environment in which everything is easier", even overcoming the national and linguistic borders.