European Paralympic Committee

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European Paralympic Committee
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Formation July 2, 1999
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Membership
49 National Paralympic Committees
Official language
English
President
John Petersson
Website http://www.europaralympic.org/

The European Paralympic Committee (EPC) is an international non for profit organisation which serves a membership of 48 National Paralympic Committees, 5 European branches of disability-specific International Organisations of Sport and 1 Independent Paralympic Sport Federation. Based in Vienna, Austria, the EPC was founded as the IPC European Committee, it was later registered as an independent entity in 1999.[1]

The EPC is responsible for organising the European Paralympic Committee Youth Games. Furthermore, the EPC acts as an organisation which promotes and defends the collective interests of National Paralympic Committees, International Organisation of Sports for the Disabled or International Paralympic Sport Federation and European athletes with disabilities.[1]

The EPC has a democratic structure and the governing body of the organisation is elected every two years through a General Assembly, where all registered members are entitled to send delegates and cast their vote, the Committee is made up the President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Technical Officer, Athletes' Representative and four Members-at-large. The current incumbent of the EPC President’s is John Petersson from Denmark, a former Paralympic Swimming Champion.[1]

Member countries[edit]

In the following table, the year in which the NPC was recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NPC was created.

Nation Code National Paralympic Committee Created Ref.
 Albania ALB Albanian National Paralympic Committee [2]
 Andorra AND Committee Paralimpic Andorra [2]
 Armenia ARM Armenian National Paralympic Committee [2]
 Austria AUT Austrian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Azerbaijan AZE National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan Republic [2]
 Belarus BLR Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus [2]
 Belgium BEL Belgian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Paralympic Committee of Bosnia & Herzegovina [2]
 Bulgaria BUL Bulgarian Paralympic Association [2]
 Croatia CRO Croatian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Cyprus CYP Cyprus National Paralympic Committee [2]
 Czech Republic CZE Czech Paralympic Committee [2]
 Denmark DEN Paralympic Committee Denmark [2]
 Estonia EST Estonian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Faroe Islands FRO Ítróttasambandið fyri brekað - Faroese Paralympic Committee 1980 [2]
 Finland FIN Finnish Paralympic Committee [2]
 France FRA French Paralympic and Sports Committee [2]
 Georgia GEO Georgian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Germany GER National Paralympic Committee Germany [2]
 Great Britain GBR British Paralympic Association 1989 [2]
 Greece GRE Hellenic Paralympic Committee 2001 [2]
 Hungary HUN Hungarian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Iceland ISL Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled [2]
 Ireland IRL Paralympic Council of Ireland [2]
 Israel ISR Israel Paralympic Committee [2]
 Italy ITA Italian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Latvia LAT Latvian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Liechtenstein LIE Liechtensteiner Behinderten Verband [2]
 Lithuania LTU Lithuanian Paralympic Committee [2]
 Luxembourg LUX Luxembourg Paralympic Committee [2]
 Republic of Macedonia MKD Macedonian Paralympic Committee - Federation for Sport and Recreation for Disabled of Macedonia [2]
 Malta MLT Malta Federation of Sports Associations For Disabled Persons [2]
 Moldova MDA Paralympic Committee of Moldova [2]
 Montenegro MNE National Paralympic Committee of Montenegro [2]
 Netherlands NED National Paralympic Committee of the Netherlands [2]
 Norway NOR Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports [2]
 Poland POL Polish Paralympic Committee [2]
 Portugal POR Portugal Paralympic Committee [2]
 Romania ROU National Paralympic Committee, Romania [2]
 Russia RUS Paralympic Committee of Russia [2]
 Serbia SRB Paralympic Committee of Serbia [2]
 Slovakia SVK Slovak Paralympic Committee [2]
 Slovenia SLO Paralympic Committee of Slovenia - Sports Federation for the Disabled of Slovenia [2]
 Spain ESP Spanish Paralympic Committee [2]
 Sweden SWE Swedish Parasports Federation [2]
  Switzerland SUI Swiss Paralympic Committee [2]
 Turkey TUR Turkish Paralympic Committee 2002 [2]
 Ukraine UKR National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine [2]

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