It is impossible to imagine a great event without a mascot, which is one of the symbols of sports struggles. With this in mind, a National Competition for the mascot of EUG Lodz 2022 was announced. The competition attracted a lot of attention. Out of over 100 designs, the Competition Committee headed by the Rector of Lodz University of Technology selected 5 best proposals. The EUG Lodz 2022 Organising Committee decided that the mascot of the Games will be selected by Internet users. Undoubtedly, it was the inhabitants of Lodz who decided to choose the Unicorn, which has been associated with the city for years. It is here, next to the “stable of unicorns”, that there is a statue of this unusual figure which is a symbol of joy, fulfilment of dreams and victory. The Organising Committee hopes that these very qualities will accompany this great European academic event.