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IPC unveils new strategic plan

The International Paralympic Committee has detailed its strategic plan for the three-year period from 2019 to 2022, with five new priorities having been outlined.

The publication of the plan comes following 12 months of consultation with members and stakeholders and sees the IPC place a greater emphasis on the impact its work has on changing attitudes towards disabilities and driving social inclusion.

The IPC has developed a new mission statement, which it feels better reflects its purpose in using sport as a catalyst for change. The committee’s refined vision is: To lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable para athletes to achieve sporting excellence.

The five priorities outlined by the IPC are to strengthen the effectiveness of the Paralympic Movement at all levels, enhance the Paralympic Games experience and further its reach as a celebration of human diversity, drive a cultural shift through para sport, continue its pursuit of excellence, and develop and deliver a new brand statement that globally positions its vision and mission.

IPC president Andrew Parsons said: “Acting on the feedback from our members and stakeholders, we have ensured that this is a strategic plan for all and a plan, that through five strategic priorities, leads the way for the Paralympic Movement. Over the next four years it charts a course for IPC members to follow as we harness the unique transformational energy of the Paralympic Movement.

“Para athletes, fair and competitive sport and strategic partnerships represent core pillars of the Paralympic Movement that are essential to safeguarding its long-term integrity and development.

“By delivering this plan, we will make sure that the IPC is an open, proactive and collaborative support organisation that better engages, understands, and addresses the needs of its members and its athlete community.”

The IPC’s strategic plan has been outlined as the organisation prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary on September 22.