Protocol will be handled in general according to the most recent FISU-regulations. The OC has the intention of involving academic groups from University of Minho in the major protocol ceremonies and events.
Opening Ceremony will be staged respecting the following programme:
1 - Playing of the national anthem of the organising country and rising up the flag of the host country.
2 - March pass of the participating countries. Each delegation is preceded by a panel with its name and accompanied with its flag. The delegations will march in the alphabetic order of the language of the country organising the Games or in one of the FISU official language, the host country marching in last. The flags of the participating delegations as well as the panels will be provided by the Organising Committee and will all be of the same size.
3 - The President of the Organising Committee gives a welcome speech of maximum three (3) minutes.
4 - FISU EC Representative gives a speech of maximum 3 minutes and invites the highestauthority of the host country present to declare the event open.
5 - The highest authority of the host country present declares the games open.
6 - Arrival of the FISU flag.
7 - Playing of the FISU anthem and raising up the FISU flag.
8 - The participants leave the area to take place in the tribunes reserved for them to attend the rest of the ceremony.
9 - Cultural programme.
Closing ceremony will at least include the following event:
1 - Playing the national anthem of the host country
2 - Entrance of the flags of the participating countries
3 - March pass of the participants in mixed order.
4 - Closing speech of the President of the Organising Committee
5 - Closing speech of the FISU EC.
6 - Handing-on of the FISU flag.
7 - Playing of the FISU anthem and lowering down of the FISU flag.
8 - Cultural program
For the victory ceremonies of medal awarding to the victors, the national flags of the first three will be raised and the Gaudeamus Igitur will be played. The President of FISU or the person(s) delegated by him will give the medals to the victors. The official languages shall be English, French and the language of the Organising Country.