Introduction

Making a difference through skills

Our commitment:
The integration of persons with
disabilities in skills competitions

Abilympics France is a young non-profit association created in 2011. Its main goal is to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in skills competition, both in France and abroad.

The name Abilympics France obviously draws inspiration from the worldwide movement the association has been a part of since 2013. With the International Abilympics Federation at its head, this ambitious movement is composed of more than 12 countries, and revolves in part around the organization of the International Abilympics Finals every four years.

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Our motivation:
Showcasing the professional skills
of persons with disabilities

 

Contraction of English « Abilities » and « Olympics », Abilympics are at the skills competitions what Paralympics games are to the sport. They are the demonstration, in a competitive situation, of the talent and the professional excellence of people disabilities.

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A true highlighting of professional skills!

The 9th International Abilympics,
A true success to expand...

Abilympics France was appointed by the French ministry of Work to organize the 9th International Abilympics, which took place in March 2016 in Bordeaux under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic.

Building on the resounding success of this unprecedented event in France, the association carries on with its mission.

Towards inclusion!

Worldskills Bordeaux 2017: Abilympics France is grooming 25 contestants!

In 2017, the association’s commitment includes the preparation and the showcasing of 25 contestants with disabilities who will compete in the Worldskills finals along with 700 young people from all over France. Highlight of the year, this world renowned, high-level competition took place in the Bordeaux Exhibition Center on the 9th, 10th and 11th of March 2017.

A disability can in no way prevent anyone from fulfilling their dreams. Skills are the key to an infinite number of possibilities of integration.”