Discussing Disability: Technology and Sports Improve Quality of Life - Εικόνα

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On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Friday, December 3, 2021, the Sports Excellence program, operating under the scientific supervision of the 1st Department of Orthopedic Surgery of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, in co-operation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), are presenting the discussion titled “Technology and Sports Improve Quality of Life” at the Book Castle of the National Library of Greece at SNFCC.

The life of people with a physical or mental disability, whether acquired or congenital, is marked by hardships that affect every aspect of their daily life. How can the advancement of technology and the application of new methods, both educational and medical, improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their loved ones? 

Furthermore, how can sports contribute to improving the quality of life of a disabled person? How can a disabled athlete reach all the way to the Paralympics, and what sort of physical and mental preparation does this entail? 

During the event, distinguished scientists from various disciplines and guests analyze and discuss the importance of sports and new technological applications for different forms of disability. 

After the end of the discussion, we follow the steps of the group "Jambol Of Love" and the dancers of Electra Venetsanou in a mixed choreography-surprise in the Agora, accompanied by music under the decorated trees of the SNFCC!

View here the discussion's program. 

Event information:
You may watch the event live on this page, as well as on SNFCC's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Αudience members watching online will be able to ask questions live through eventora.


On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the school programs entitled Getting to Know Disability through Sports will take place on December 2nd and 3rd. 

Friday 03/12 | 18:00
NLG Book Castle


Free admission by online pre-registration

Pre-registration (Members)
Pre-registration (Public)

You can join the discussion by asking your questions to the panel here.


Important information:

  • Doors open at 17:00.
  • Visitors are advised to be at the location up to 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • With each booking ticket, you will be given a unique seat.
  • Changes in seat numbers or movements during the event are not allowed.
  • Pre-registration is required for both adults and children, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • All areas of the SNFCC are accessible for disabled guests.
  • For more information or clarifications, you may contact the SNFCC call center at 216 8091000. 

According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a disease certificate, is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self test (24 hours), a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.

A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.

Participants must wear a mask and keep their distance both during attendance and during events and in accordance with the instructions of NPHO.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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