Fanning the Flame of Hope across Europe


Growing the Torch Run across Europe was the big focus at a recent Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) gathering.

The two-day workshop in Amsterdam, Holland, featured delegates from 12 Europe Eurasia programmes, along with law enforcement members from across the region.

It was funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme & supported by Special Olympics Netherlands. During the workshop, attendees delivered updates on LETR activity in their own countries as well as viewing recent best practice examples, including the Torch Run from the World Winter Games in Austria.

This event was cited having given a new lease of life to LETR & Special Olympics partnership in Austria. The organisers of the workshop were very happy with the outcomes. "The relationship between LETR and Special Olympics Europe Eurasia is strong. This workshop proved we have great people dedicated to the cause throughout Europe and ready to help the athletes achieve their dreams,' said Gary Gordon, LETR Regional Coordinator.