2019 IPC Athletes Forum - opening of bidding process
The athletes are the heart of the Paralympic Movement. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) would like to empower them with the knowledge and resources that will aid them in and after their sporting career in hosting the 2019 IPC Athletes Forum.
Bidding process for the 2019 IPC Athletes Forum is now open. This will be the second edition of the Forum, with the first edition held in 2017 in Germany.
The 2019 Forum will again be a forum for open dialogue, consultation and information sharing. The main theme for the 2019 edition will be the IPC Athletes’ Council Strategy.
Up to 100 athletes are expected to attend the 2019 Athletes Forum. Hosting the event can highlight the city and country’s support of the Paralympic Movement and showcase the accessibility of the host city.
Detailed information on the application process can be found in the related documents “Bid Document for the 2019 IPC Athletes Forum”. The IPC will also accept applications from non-members as long the application is endorsed by the respective NPC. Please note that the document serves as basis for further discussion before entering into a formal host agreement.
The deadline to submit the “Expression of interest” form is COB Monday, 1 October 2018. Should you have any further questions, please contact Primrose Mhunduru, IPC Athletes
Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 IPC Athletes Forum, 8 – 11 June 2017, Duisburg Germany
The first ever IPC Athletes Forum was held in Duisburg, Germany, between 8 - 11 June 2017. It was a forum for open dialogue, consultation and information sharing on various topics such as effective athlete representation, anti-doping, classification and Paralympic Games.
The event took place at the Sportschule Wedau in Duisburg, Germany.
Targeting different groups of athletes, the IPC Athletes Forum included two different events:
1- The IF Days (8 – 10 June): was dedicated to bringing the IF Athlete Representatives and the IPC Athletes’ Council together. The main goal was the development of sustainable communication lines between the IFs and the Athletes’ Council.
2- The NPC Days (10 – 11 June): athletes who hold a representative role within their NPC or are aiming to do so were targeted. The sessions was focused more on group discussions and experiences regarding athletes and their NPCs.