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Sports Partnerships

FIBA Europe

FIBA Europe is one of five Regions of FIBA (along with Africa, Americas, Oceania and Asia) and is responsible for controlling and developing the sport of basketball in Europe. Among many tasks, this includes promoting, supervising and directing international competition at the club and national team levels, as well as governing and appointing European international referees. FIBA Europe is an international federation whose membership consists of the national basketball federations of Europe, of which there are currently 50 members.

FIBA Europe and Special Olympics Europe Eurasia (SOEE) partnership was established on 18 May 2004 with the aim of developing basketball for players with intellectual disabilities and significantly change public attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities

Since 2004, this partnership helped to growth participation in Specia Olympics basketball in Europe, from 13,000 in 2004 to 60,000 players today mainly through expanded cooperation with national federations. The main initiatives are: Special Olympics European Basketball Week, Mini-basketball, 3x3 basketball, unified basketball, coaches educations seminars, international tournaments, cooperation on EU funded projects.