Under the theme of Working Together, a group of 100 Special Olympics leaders from Europe Eurasia comprising volunteers, athletes and staff members from 50 National Programmes gathered in Istanbul from November 17th to 19th 2012.
Istanbul Conference - November 2012
By ‘Working Together’ the group developed new plans
and partnership goals with the aim of strengthening the Special
Olympics movement in Europe Eurasia to provide more opportunities for
children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sport.
The Conference was a success concluding with the launch of a region-wide intensive Government Awareness Campaign focused on raising awareness and securing deeper support amongst policy-makers for the work of Special Olympics in transforming lives for people with intellectual disabilities through the joy of sport.