David Evangelista

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia has today—on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities—announced that the first ever European Unified Youth Basketball Tournament will take place in Sansepolcro, Italy in October 2021.
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In 2020, the United Nations marks 75 years of working toward “peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet.” On United Nations Day, we celebrate the UN’s work with a look at some of the Special Olympics athlete leaders, from around the world, who have spoken before UN audiences throughout the years.
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Could World Health Day 2020 mark a milestone in global health history? Perhaps, but not in the way that one might immediately imagine.
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It was a spring day full of celebration for the athletes of Special Olympics Gibraltar when their magnificent new Sports Complex officially opened on 27 February.
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Speaking alongside Special Olympics Europe Eurasia President and Managing Director, David Evangelista at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, Gerald underlined Special Olympics’ ongoing efforts to engage refugee and migrant youth—of all abilities—across the world and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between both organisations.
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In early July 2019, Lions Clubs International Foundation—one of Special Olympics largest and most long-standing global partners—offered athletes the opportunity to share our joint message of inclusion at the 102nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Milan.
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Promoting equal access to the football pitch for every player is at the heart of a new partnership between Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and the European Football Development Network.
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Dilek Sabancı, Honorary Chairwoman of Special Olympics Turkey, received an award honouring her inspirational efforts to combat taboos and stigmas around women’s health at the recent 2018 "Let's Talk" event in Antalya, Turkey.
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Listen and learn was how Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Regional President & Managing Director, David Evangelista described the Leadership Conference 2018 “Inclusion in Motion”.
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NBA star signed up at a ceremony in Barcelona’s Pabellón Olímpico del Club Joventut Badalona, where he began his professional career.
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