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Vision and
Goals

Spirit in Motion

Vision and
Goals

Spirit in Motion

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Vision

The Paralympic slogan “Spirit in Motion” stands for the top performances of Paralympic athletes which can only be achieved through will power, motivation and complete concentration on the most important event in the handicapped sport, the Paralympics.

Ability

Overcoming your own personal limits is the motivation for every top athlete with or without disabilities in training, competition and everyday life. The Austrian Paralympic Committee overcomes limits by working on the equality of disabled sports with non-disabled sports. Access to professional sport must be the same for top athletes with or without disabilities.

Challenge

Participation in the Paralympics is a challenge for every top athlete. The challenge for the ÖPC is to finance and organise the delegations’ participation.

Success

The biggest success and highlight of the athletic career of all athletes is a medal at Paralympics under the motto “Winning knows no handicap”. These successes are in line with the successes of the Austrian Paralympic Committee, because together they increase the acceptance of disabled sports in society.

Goals & Responsibilities

The Austrian Paralympic Committee is one of over 200 National Paralympic Committees. The tasks and goals of the ÖPC go far beyond the organization, financing and posting of Austrian delegation to the Paralympic Games. They are based on three pillars: core competence, awareness raising and advocacy.

Goals & Responsibilities

The Austrian Paralympic Committee is one of over 200 National Paralympic Committees. The tasks and goals of the ÖPC go far beyond the organization, financing and posting of Austrian delegation to the Paralympic Games. They are based on three pillars: core competence, awareness raising and advocacy.

Core Competence

– Planning, preparation and organization of the participation of an Austrian delegation at the Paralympic Games
– Nomination of the Austrian Paralympic team
– Preparation of secondments in cooperation with the respective Sport Federations
– Project Österreichhaus / Alpenhaus at Paralympics – conception, budgeting, implementation
– Events and projects promoting the Paralympic Youth Sport

Awareness Raising

– Focus public attention on the Paralympic Games
– Stir and increase media interest steadily
– Focus on the athletes and their performance
– Networking and lobbying for the Paralympic sport
– Inspire and win sponsors and partners for the Paralympic idea
– clear commitment to anti-doping, fair play, respect and safety in sports 

Advocacy

– Representation of Austria’s interests in general assemblies and conferences of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and European Paralympic Committees (EPC)
– Close collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the European Paralympic Committee (EPC)
– National representation of the interests of Paralympic sport in politics, institutions, etc.
– Encourage Inclusion and Equality

Core Competence

– Planning, preparation and organization of the participation of an Austrian delegation at the Paralympic Games
– Nomination of the Austrian Paralympic team
– Preparation of secondments in cooperation with the respective Sport Federations
– Project Österreichhaus / Alpenhaus at Paralympics – conception, budgeting, implementation
– Events and projects promoting the Paralympic Youth Sport

Awareness Raising

– Focus public attention on the Paralympic Games
– Stir and increase media interest steadily
– Focus on the athletes and their performance
– Networking and lobbying for the Paralympic sport
– Inspire and win sponsors and partners for the Paralympic idea
– clear commitment to anti-doping, fair play, respect and safety in sports 

Advocacy

– Representation of Austria’s interests in general assemblies and conferences of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and European Paralympic Committees (EPC)
– Close collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the European Paralympic Committee (EPC)
– National representation of the interests of Paralympic sport in politics, institutions, etc.
– Encourage Inclusion and Equality

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