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European Football Week

Special Olympics European Football Week is an annual campaign running every year in late spring, promoting inclusion in football across Europe and Eurasia. The campaign involves an estimated 35,000+ athletes and Unified partners in over 45 countries. With the support of our partners, European Football Week aims at creating new sports opportunities for our athletes starting at grassroots level and building up to international events.

Special Olympics at UEFA EURO 2024: Excitement builds for athlete-volunteers in Hamburg!

Today, we catch up with a trio of volunteers: Emilio Jungclaus Miranda, Menja Radke and Steffi Rückner—two athletes and a coach from Special Olympics Hamburg.
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Special Olympics at UEFA EURO 2024: Athletes from Hessen Countdown to Kick Off!

Special Olympics athletes across Germany are in training to volunteer at UEFA EURO 2024 through a groundbreaking tandem volunteering programme inspired by the inclusivity of Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
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Thor and Joakim: One Coach, One Player, 25 Years

Swedish coach and player pair, Thor Guttormsen and Joakim Andersson, have undergone a long journey from new acquaintances to close friends, collecting accolades along the way and even attracting the attention of Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
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European Football Week 2024: Celebrating the Beautiful Game for ALL!

European Football Week #EFW2024 will see exciting football activities taking place across the continent from 25 May to 2 June 2024.
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#EFW2023 Celebrates Women's Football and Empowers Unified Youth: Join the Action!

New edition of major European competition will run between 20 and 28 May 2023
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European Football Week #EFW2022

Over 35,000 participants across 45 countries participated in football events from 20 to 29 May to mark the new edition of European Football Week #EFW2022, supported by UEFA.
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Back to the Pitch with European Football Week 2021!

Special Olympics European Football Week (EFW), supported by Uefa, kicks off on 23 September.
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European Football Week #EFW2021

From 23 to 30 September, thousands of participants across 40 countries took part in safe, local events to mark European Football Week 2021 #EFW2021, supported by UEFA.
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Special Olympics Europe Eurasia Wins Prestigious 2021 Content Marketing Award

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia wins the prestigious 2021 Content Marketing Award.
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Italian Football Stars show their support for European Football Week!

Former Juventus stars David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero showed their support for the athletes of Special Olympics and our work with refugees by joining recent Special Olympics European Football Week activities!
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