Edition 2019

A.NI.M.US. – Adriatic IoNIan GaMes For Social InclUSion

Ancona, 27-30 settembre 2019

The Adriatic IoNIan GaMes For Social InclUSion will be held in Ancona next 27 – 30 September. The event is is promoted and organized by the City of Ancona with the support of Marche Region, Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities, the School Authority Office for the Marche Region – M.I.U.R., the CONI, Forum AIC, the Italian Navy, the Secretariat for the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, the AICCRE (Italian Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions – CEMR), the CIP (Italian Paralympic Commitee), EURES – European Employment Services, Europe Direct – Marche Region, UNICAM, UNIURB, TECLA, AVIS, USS, CSV Marche, IgersItalia, Commission for equal opportunities – Marche Region, SAPE and Network Città Sane.
More than 1000 athletes (15-16 years old) coming from sixteen countries of the Adriatic and Ionian, Baltic and Danubian Region will compete in 10 different sporting disciplines. The participating countries, besides Italy are Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.
The athletes and their chaperones come from at least 29 cities from all over the Adriatic Ionian, Danubian and Baltic Region.

The athletes will compete in ten different sporting disciplines (athletics, basketball, beach-volley, football, handball, water polo, rugby, taekwondo, tennis, wind surf). The sports delegation from Adriatic and Ionian Region will involve in all disciplines while the countries from the Baltic and Danubian region will participate in only one chosen discipline.
As in the last edition, the Games, in collaboration with Luca Savoiardi from the Italian Paralympic Committee, will involve the participation of sports competitions for disabled people.

Nevertheless, the Youth Games it is not only a sports event. In fact, all athletes and their chaperones will have many other opportunities to gather: they will eat together and they will be all accommodated in a ship docked at the Port of Ancona.

The Adriatic IoNIan GaMes For Social InclUSion aim to enhance awareness and sense of belonging of youth, as well as cities, sports associations and schools to the Adriatic Ionian, Danubian and Baltic region.