Unified Sports Tournament in Austria

Sebastian and Emanuel are Special Olympics Youth Leaders from Austria who will lead a Youth Innovation project aimed at creating an inclusive and barrier-free community by organizing a Unified Sports tournament with schools in their Region. Sebastian and Emanuel want to give all students with and without intellectual disabilities the chance to connect through sports and experience the spirit of the Special Olympics movement.


Over the course of six months, Sebastian and Emanuel will reach out to schools, provide training for those schools and host their tournament, expanding the programming at six Unified Schools and establishing two new Unified Schools. At the conclusion of the event, Sebastian and Emanuel will receive feedback from participants and gather ideas for future Unified Sports events to continue moving their schools and community toward inclusion. By holding a Unified Sports tournament between schools in their community, Emanuel and Sebastian are empowering and inspiring the Unified Generation with the spirit of inclusion.