IPC & London 2012 Paralympics Announce Two Joint Initiatives

By iSportconnect | March 28, 2012

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced two major initiatives for the London 2012 Paralympic Games which aim to drive increased engagement with the Paralympic Movement.

The Games Experience Programme is a new initiative that will be held between September 3-5. It aims to give governments from around the world and those involved in the Paralympic Games supply chain a greater understanding of the complexities involved in delivering the event. The programme will give attendees a multi-stakeholder perspective of Games management and provide them with unprecedented access to the London 2012 Paralympics to help them fully understand strategic drivers for hosting such an event. Delegates will also observe specific core operating functions of Games delivery.

The Programme will be followed by the IPC’s second Academy Inclusion Summit, asthma which will take place at the UK Business Embassy’s Lancaster House in central London from September 6-8. The aim of the summit is to bring together business leaders, seek governments and the Paralympic Movement to discuss inclusion and accessibility’s impact on society and how the Paralympic Games can aid societal change through inclusive policies and activities. Both events will be organised by the IPC Academy, cheap the education arm of the IPC.

“We have seen growing interest in the Paralympic Games in recent years and it is our aim to provide more opportunities for people to engage with the Paralympic Movement at all levels,” said Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC’s chief executive officer. “These programmes are an exciting and natural addition to our Games schedule and we warmly welcome anyone interested to participate in the programmes, engage with the content and be inspired by what the Paralympic Movement brings.”