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European Para Championships 2023

In August 2023,  athletes competing in 10 sports gathered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for the first European Para Championships. The European Paralympic Committee was a patron of the event, supporting both the organisers and National Paralympic Committees, and will continue for the next edition in 2027.


The only pity was to miss it.

European Para Youth Games

The European Para Youth Games are a multi-sport competition for Para athletes that reflect the highest standards of athletic excellence, Paralympic values and diversity.


The goal of the Games is to give up-and-coming athletes their first taste of international competition,  take part in educational activities and connect with their peers.

They are organised by the European Paralympic Committee with the aim of contributing to the growth of Para sport.

Pajulahti 2022

Nearly 400 up-and-coming athletes from 29 countries gathered in Pajulahti, Finland, for the latest edition of the European Para Youth Games.

They competed in eight sports - athletics, swimming, table tennis, boccia, goalball, judo, wheelchair basketball and showdown.


Pajulahti 2019

Finland’s midnight sun finally set onthe European Para Youth Games 2019, following three closely fought competition days across eight sports. Italy topped the medal table with 14 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze medals.

The event, hosted at the Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training center from the 25-30th June, was the fifth and largest edition of the Games to date with over 600 participants from 27 countries taking part. 

Genova 2017

Nine sports featured at the 2017 edition of the European Youth Para Games in the heart of Italy which saw nearly 400 athletes compete for medals.

Five venues were used for the competition over three days.

Varazdin 2015

Four sports featured at the this edition of the European Youth Para Games - athletics, swimming, table tennis and boccia - in Croatia.

A total of 223 athletes from 22 countries competed.

EPYG 2015
EPYG 2015 Closing Ceremony
EPYG Para Table Tennis
EPC President Ratko Kovačić
EPYG 2015 Varaždin
EPYG 2015 Paralympic Swimming

Brno 2012

As the European Para Youth Games began to grow, the 2012 edition in the Czech Republic saw an impressive 347 athletes from 14 countries compete for honours in athletics, boccia, swimming and table tennis.

Brno 2011

The first European Youth Games took place in Brno from the 29 June - 2 July 2011.

13 countries participated and more than 260 athletes competed in five Paralympic sports: athletics, boccia, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair tennis.

Paralympic Athletics
Wheelchair Tennis
Paralympic Swimming medal awards
Opening Ceremony
EPYG Brno Opening Ceremony

Winter Para sports

The European Paralympic Committee is leading the way in developing more opportunities for winter Para sports athletes.

ParaSki4Europe 2020

One sport - one Europe - one dream

In 2020 the European Paralympic Committee partnered with the Polish Paralympic Committee and Erasmus+ to pioneer the very first European multi-sport winter competition for Para athletes.

Nearly 150 athletes gathered to compete in four sports - alpine skiing, snowboard, biathlon and cross-country skiing.

Europe at the Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Movement was born in Europe. Since the 1940s when Sir Ludwig Guttmann famously began to use sports as a means of rehabilitation first in Great Britain, the region has led the way and has produced some of the best athletes.

Tokyo 2020

View some interesting statistics about European athletes and the performances of countries at Tokyo 2020.

PyeongChang 2018

European athletes show their talents consistently at the Winter Paralympics and PyeongChang 2018 was no exception.

Rio 2016

More than 4,200 Paralympians of about 150 nations around the world are came to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, besides thousands of media professionals, fans of sport and tourists from all over the globe. 

Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014 saw the return of the Winter Paralympics to Europe.

London 2012

Widely recognised as a watershed moment for the Paralympic Movement, London 2012 showed what Europe can do for Para sport.

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