Regional Agency for the Universiade (ARU) was founded on 15 April 2016 by the Art.18 of the Campania Regional Law n.6 “to define, coordinate, and achieve the necessary actions to organize the 2019 Universiade”. ARU 2019 is in charge of all management, operational and organizational activities in order to respect the allocation contract for the implementation of the 2019 Universiade, except for the exclusive duties of the CUSI in relations with the International University Sport Federation (FISU) and the technical management of the sport events.
Luisa Latella took office on 6 February 2018 and she assumed full powers on 8 March 2018 after the notification of the Prime Minister’s Decree, registered by the Court of Auditors on 27 February 2018. She was in office until 26 July 2018.
“To assure the Universiade Napoli 2019 realization, with the Prime Minister’s Decree, in agreement with the Campania Region President, a Special Commissioner was appointed, selected among the prefects placed as temporary staff, that is working exclusively for the realization of the action plan, aimed at the planning and construction of works and the acquisition of services and goods, also for events closely related to the development of the sporting event".
The engineer Gianluca Basile, formerly ARU General Director, was appointed Special Commissioner of the Event with the Decree Law No. 91 of 25 July 2018.
“[…] In order to assure the realization of Universiade Napoli 2019, ARU Director is appointed Special Commissioner […]”