The EUHA was established in 2012 and its primary objective is the development of youth oriented sports activities and the promotion of ice hockey and other sports amongst college and university students. Improving the physical and mental capabilities pertaining to sport, physicality and furthermore the creation of conditions appropriate for quality education are the key roles and goals of EUHA. EUHA additional aims also include supporting the development of training and the pedagogical competences of its members. The EUHA furthermore intents to contribute to overcome intercultural communication barriers and to cooperate internationally in Europe and beyond with other similar associations.
The EUHL project started in 2013 with the initial thought of pan – European expansion through the creation of four divisions to promote education and university hockey. The original idea still foresees the united European university hockey via active university leagues in the East Division (Slovakia, Czech republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary), West Division (Germany I, France, Belgium, The Netherlands), North Division (Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Denmark) and South Division (Germany II, Austria II, Switzerland, Slovenia).
Presently the EUHL consists of EAST Division (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and partnering North Division in Sweden). The new potential applicants expressing interest are coming from Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Hungary and Romania. On the top of the running of the regular EUHL season, EUHA has established strong relationships with the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and furthermore with the Russian Students Hockey League (SHL). With both associations the EUHA has signed Memorandums of Understanding.