ENGSO Youth is strengthening its partnership with Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia

Spring brings some breaking news - ENGSO Youth signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia!

“ENGSO Youth stands for inclusion and we are keen to shape European sport practices by giving equal opportunities to everyone. Our relationship with Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has started several years ago and signing a Memorandum of Understanding is not only the formal promise to keep our cooperation going, but it is also a way to make our actions real. We are very grateful for everyone who have helped and will help us in this journey.“ – said Ugnė Chmeliauskaitė, ENGSO Youth Committee Member.

ENGSO Youth is uniquely positioned to provide support to Special Olympics Youth Leaders throughout diverse avenues of cooperation. Among many other opportunities, ENGSO Youth participates in Youth Activation events, volunteer at Games, and engage in Unified Sports.

Meanwhile, Special Olympics Youth Leaders share their expertise about inclusive sport and Youth Activation initiatives for inclusion with ENGSO Youth. Further, Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia shares their best practices in sport for youth with intellectual disabilities.

With this mutual partnership, ENGSO Youth and Special Olympics contribute together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, namely reducing inequalities, by 2030.

In the MoU signing event in February, the ENGSO Youth Committee met Ms. Orsolya Kárpáti, International Coordinator at Special Olympics Hungary, who visited the newly opened ENGSO Youth office in Budapest. At the signing event, the ENGSO Youth Committee also met Mr. Ádám Hammar, young athlete and his mentor, Ms. Regina Kaiser who shared their stories and reminded the parties present to the shared goals.

To learn more about the common goals and future activities of ENGSO Youth and Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia, read this article on the ENGSO Youth website.

Representatives of Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia and ENGSO Youth in Budapest

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