EUROSPORT was founded in 1976 based on an idea of two Physical Education teachers from the European Schools of Varese and Karlsruhe. These teachers decided to start a friendly competition between their two schools, selecting, training and preparing teams of male and female students to compete in the main school sports, hosting the tournament on a rotating basis. Since 2013, EUROSPORT has taken on the nature of a highly professional sporting event. As of 2017, EUROSPORT was also open to Accredited European Schools, and the number of school participating grew to 16. Eurosport Varese 2019 had 20 participating schools, the biggest ever EUROSPORT event, with 600 pupils and 80 teachers.