Emil Open Summer

The traditional host city of the European Youth Games for the Disabled is Brno, Czech Republic. Nowhere else will the 8th edition of this unique event take place in 2019. So far more than 3600 athletes with their coaches, teachers and families have participated in the Games.

The athletes competed in more than 10 sports in a variety of categories and had the opportunity of meeting prominent people from sport and culture.

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Emil Open Winter

Based on the success of the seven editions of the Summer Emil Open, the organisers have decided to organize its winter edition. Their motivation also came from the constantly rising interest of young athletes in Games in winter sports.

Thus, even more athletes will be given the opportunity of taking part in such a significant international project. the venue for the first edition has already be chosen. It will be České Budějovice, the capital of the South Bohemian Region, and the Ski resort Lipno nad Vltavou.

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What is Emil Open?

The European Youth Games for the Disabled are an international and a social gathering of athletes with disabilities from 10 to 26 years of age.

The expected number of international participants and the sport and accompanying programme make the event unique and of a European format.


The Games follow on from the previous successful editions.

EMIL OPEN'S MAIN MISSIONS

Many disabled children dream of doing sports and enjoy being able to move freely. Sport is a joy, a passion as well as relaxation. It strengthens bonds with our friends, allows us to forget everyday worries, it is an important part of our lives.

Therefore, we want to give children and youth with a disability the same opportunity as everybody else. With this they can truly understand that true effort and determinations makes sense and will be supported. Thanks to the European Games they will get the opportunity to play sports with their able-bodied athletes and together remove unnecessary prejudice and bashfulness.


The European Games will allow the participants to show their best and to either regain or boost their confidence. Happiness and tears of joy will be the imaginary medal for everybody.


ORGANISER: EMILOVA SPORTOVNÍ, Z.S

Emilova sportovní, z.s. is an association founded by the Emil Foundation to support the development of physical activities of the public and people with disabilities, the organization of sporting events and the establishment of sports clubs.

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Emilova sportovní, z.s. is an association founded by the Emil Foundation to support the development of physical activities of the public and people with disabilities, the organization of sporting events and the establishment of sports clubs.


The Emil Foundation (Nadační fond Emil) is a non-profit organisation that assists physically disabled children and young adults in their sporting involvement primarily through direct financial aid.


To date, over 8000 athletes and teams have benefited from the work of the Emil Foundation. Its primary mission is to be a symbol of effective assistance to these people throughout the Czech Republic, help them overcome their own barriers, make new friends and discover 'their own'sense of life through various activities.


The Emil Foundation is a long-standing organisation. It is well known among people with a disability thanks to the international sport events it successfully organised. Since 2009 over 3100 participants from 27 European countries have participated in the 7 editions of the European Games. In 2016 the Emil Foundation organised the IWAS U23 World Games Prague 2016.


These projects have always been successfully completed with a balanced budget. Hence, the Emil Foundation is experienced in financial and project management of significant international projects.


Volunteers

#moveyourwing for a good cause

Also, becoming a volunteer will allow you to experience this international sport event. So, become involved in the Games´ organisation and get a volunteer certificate.

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Emil Open

Organising Committee

Pavel Zbožínek

Organising Committee President

Veronika Kuchtová

Organising Committee Vice President

Emilova sportovní, z.s.

Malinovského náměstí 603/4 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic IČO 067 07 785 Administered by the Regional Court in Brno, 23497 L www.emilnadace.cz