From 25th of June to 03rd of July, the World Schools Championship Volleyball 2016 will gather 64 male and female school teams from 36 countries in Belgrade, Serbia. More than 1000 young people from all over the world will have the opportunity to play volleyball surrounded by the famous Serbian sport spirit, to discover the wonderful cities of Belgrade and Pancevo through an innovative educative and cultural program.
This event will be a wonderful opportunity to promote inclusion in sport since a Unified Volleyball match will precede the semi-final and the final, with the participation Special Olympics teams coming from Serbia, Poland and Germany.
The World Schools Championship Volleyball 2016 will contribute to raise awareness among the whole young participants regarding the role of sport promoting inclusion, well being, cultural and mutual - understanding.
The cooperation between Special Olympics and the Serbian School Sports Federation is "logical and natural", as noted Zeljko Tanaskovic, President of Serbian School Sport Federation in signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Serbian Special Olympics at the Palace of Serbia.
The Director of Special Olympics Serbia Aleksandar Stanojevic pointed out that the World Schools Championship Volleyball 2016 is an ideal opportunity to promote inclusion through unified sport. Special Olympics is a sports association which enables persons with an impairment to be better integrate in the society through sports and sporting activities.