Abilympics France will meet you on the 24 and 25 March 2023 in Metz for the 10th  International Abilympics, THE world’s largest competition featuring people with disabilities !

Reveal the professional talent of people with disabilities

After the great success of its last edition in 2016, Abilympics France takes up the challenge again and will welcome you on 24 and 25 March 2023 at the Eurométropole de Metz exhibition center. During two days of competitions, contestants with disabilities from all around the world will showcase the excellence of their know-how.

Abilympics name comes from a combination between expertise, “Abilities” and “Olympics”. It is in skills competition what the Paralympic Games is in sport ; a real human adventure in which the excellence of professional skills brings together all audiences.

46 skills contests, 400 talents, 30 nations expected

This unique event will bring together nearly 1500 participants (contestants, judges, experts…) and about 50,000 visitors over 2 days. 34 contestants from the French national team will proudly represent their professions and the colors of their country  against participants from about 30 nations.

The public will be able to support the contestants during their high-level performances in various business areas (industry, construction, food, health, service, information and new technologies, media, crafts, leisure, creative arts). Many activities will punctuate this event and allow the public to participate, discover and try the skills. A rich conference program as well as an opening and closing ceremony will make the 10th International Abilympics a festive and emotional event during which we will celebrate iconic personalities with extraordinary backgrounds.

Inclusion, a key priority

Organized in conjunction with the WorldSkills* regional finals for the Grand-Est Region, this event aims to reveal the talent so that the disability fades in favor of professional competence.

A program of conferences, spaces dedicated to employment, disability and innovation … will be accessible to a large audience to fight again preconceived ideas and raise awareness.

Zoom on the 9th International Abilympics in Bordeaux 2016

In 2016, the 9th Abilympics International took place in Bordeaux. A global event, the one of employment, training and professional orientation to be relived through the video below  :

“We are proud to welcome back in our country this great event supported at the highest level of the French state. The issue of non-discrimination and inclusion remain omnipresent, the Abilympics are an opportunity to remember that everyone is able to access a job, regardless of their disability“

Noël ROGER – President of Abilympics France

You can already download the digital tools in the colors of the 10th International Abilympics on our website. Find all the information on

9 December 2022