EASPD and EPSI will exchange relevant information and news pertaining to innovation in sport and disability, as well as explore potential project opportunities and raise awareness of key events.
The roadmap of EPSI and EASPD collaboration includes mutual support for the upcoming European Alliance for Sport and Mental Health: Conference on Psychiatric Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation through Sport that EPSI organizes.
Sport is a growing factor in Europe’s economy and society. Everyone, including persons with disabilities, has a right to enjoy and participate in sporting activities. This right is enshrined in Article 30 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). In our communities today, however, many sporting structures both at a recreational and professional level are not inclusive and accommodating to all.
Innovation and partnership stand at the center of creating more inclusive and diverse spaces in sports. And with our cooperation, we believe we can make a difference.
EPSI focuses on innovation in the areas of sport, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, vitality, environment, and all related impacted sectors. EPSI strives for more innovation-friendly conditions for the EU sports ecosystem, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to set up / develop businesses with a focus on the entire innovation spectrum. Learn more at epsi.eu
EASPD is a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, that promotes the views of over 20,000 social services and their umbrella associations. They promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.