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The traditional host city of the European Youth Games for the Disabled is Brno, Czech Republic. In 2022, the 11th year of this unique project will take place. So far, over 4,500 young athletes have taken part in the Games.
The athletes competed in more than 5 sports in a variety of categories and had the opportunity of meeting prominent people from sport and culture.
The Czech-Austrian Winter Youth Games for the disabled establish their tradition in Lipno nad Vltavou in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. In 2021, the first year of the games was canceled and the games are still waiting for their grand opening. 392 participants from the Czech Republic and Austria registered for the 1st year.
The athletes will compete in a total of more than 6 winter sports, in various categories and will have the opportunity to meet many important personalities from the fields of sports, culture and public life.

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.

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TO ENABLE AMATEUR DISABLED ATHLETES TO COMPETE AT AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT

and get inspiration from other experienced athletes from eleven other European countries. By competing with one another the registered athletes become models for other athletes with disabilities. They also have a chance to be appreciated publicly for their performances.

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MAXIMUM SUPPORT FOR THE SOCIAL INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG WITH DISABILITIES

through sport events designed for mixed groups of both disabled and able-bodied participants. Another important part is the involvement of volunteers from mainstream schools.

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE ONESELF IN VARIOUS SPORT EVENTS

and to experience a sport event of a higher format. For many participants, it will be their very first contact with their foreign mates and their first time competing in an international event. Thanks to the intensive sport experience, the Games will contribute on a European scale not only to sport but also personal development of the individual athlete. Besides sport competitions, the Games mainly represent an opportunity to have friendly gatherings of young people with disabilities from different European countries.

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TO GIVE THE PUBLIC AN INSIGHT ABOUT ADAPTIVE SPORTS

with the aim of eliminating prejudice and barriers. There are over a million people with disabilities in the Czech Republic. This issue is not often positively perceived by public, although sport and complex rehabilitation significantly improve the mental and physical condition of a disabled individual in most cases of post-injury traumas.

Club of Ambassadors

We are Emil's Sports, an association set up by the Emil Foundation to support young disabled athletes. This is done in three main areas - direct financial support, creating new sporting opportunities and organising sporting events.

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The growing interest of children and young people in sport and their needs makes us very happy on the one hand, but on the other hand, it also obliges us and puts great financial demands on us and the need to find new sources of support.

That is why we decided to approach personalities from the field of sport, culture, private sector and political and public life to help us and we founded Emil Open Ambassadors Club.

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 4200 participants from 27 European countries have participated in the 9 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.

SUMMER EUROPEAN YOUTH GAMES FOR
THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2022
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THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2021
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THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2020
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THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2019
SUMMER EUROPEAN YOUTH GAMES FOR
THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2018
SUMMER EUROPEAN YOUTH GAMES FOR
THE DISABLED „EMIL OPEN“ 2017
IWAS U23 WORLD GAMES
PRAGUE 2016
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GAMES FOR THE
DISABLED 2013
EUROPEAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE YOUTH
GAMES 2012
EUROPEAN YOUTH
GAMES 2011

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.

Thesis

Mgr. Vojtěch Kocůrek

Sport activities management for persons with handicapped with an emphasis on human resources, teamwork and know-how development (Emil Open example)

Emil Open

Emil Open

Emilova Sportovní, z.s.

Malinovského náměstí 603/4
602 00 Brno, Česká Republika

IČ: 067 07 785

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Organising Committee
Pavel Zbožínek

Organising Committee President

zbozinek@emilopen.cz+420 602 720 518
Mgr. Vojtěch Kocůrek

Organising Committee Vice President

kocurek@emilopen.cz+420 605 940 891
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