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News / Ambassador Fabrizi met with Serbian Paralympians in training
The Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, and the President of the Paralympic Committee of Serbia, Zoran Mićović, visited athletes training for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which are to start on 24 August. Serbia’s delegation to Tokyo is made up of 20 athletes who will compete in seven paralympic sports.
During the visit, Ambassador Fabrizi and President Mićović discussed the challenges faced by the paralympic athletes but also by the broader community of people with disabilities, especially in the pandemic, and the need for this community to be better integrated into society. At the end of the visit, Ambassador Fabrizi expressed his support forincreased partnership between the EU Delegation and the Paralympic Committee of Serbia.
“In the EU, we passionately advocate and work for full inclusion of all vulnerable and marginalised groups. No–one must be left behind in modern democratic societies. In Serbia, the EU has been supporting people with disabilities through a number of projects, aimed both at erasing physical boundaries – such as ramps, accessibility of public facilities, equipping and adjusting schools – but also on awareness–raising and policy aspects in the field of education, sports and social inclusion,” said Ambassador Fabrizi.
Source: Delegation of the European Union to Serbia
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