Welcome speech from the president of the Sport Association of University of Primorska (UŠZP), Sebastjan Kokl
Dear university sports friends and participants, I greet you on behalf of the Sport Association of University of Primorska (UŠZP) and the Student Organization of University of Primorska (ŠOUP). I am pleased to announce that this will be the second European basketball championship hosted here in Koper after the first one in 2002.

Its our privilege to welcome the best university basketball teams as we believe that sport is an essential part of the educational life. At our University sports association of Primorska we organize together with the University of Primorska several league competitions, non-professional sports activities, sporting events and everything related to sport that our students can do in addition to the obligations of the study.

It is our pleasure to trust us such an important project as the European Universities Basketball Championship. Even in greater honor to us that this has happened just now, when the team at the University of Primorska became a national basketball champion.

I assure you that the organizing committee will provide and give all of itself so that the tournament will be held at the highest possible level. Knowing that this championship like all others will become a place not only for sports encounter, but also for friendly contacts and great parties, we're looking forward to see you all at the 13th European Universities Basketball Championship here in Koper.
 

Sebastjan Kokl
president of the Sport Association of University of Primorska (UŠZP) and director of the Student Organization of University of Primorska (ŠOUP)