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17-25 June 2023

Science at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 offer different possibilities and approaches for scientific work due to the close connection to a variety of projects (e.g., Host Town Program or Healthy Athletes®). We would like to pick up on this point and show you several ways in which researchers, students and seminar groups can become part of the movement.

There are the following possibilities for participation:

In the picture you can see Special Olympics Global Messenger Nyasha speaking at the Global Athlete Leader Congress.
As a researcher at the Games

We warmly invite you and your research team to the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

Your research ideas and scientific questions are welcome, whether it is a final thesis or part of a (larger) research project.

As we can only support a certain number of research teams, please submit your application (approx. five minutes) by 28 February 2023
The photo shows two people during an Healthy Athletes eye examination.
Research and final theses

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 are open for research and give (young) researchers the unique opportunity to accompany the Special Olympics World Games Berlin scientifically.

For this purpose, we have thought about possible scientific questions, which can be understood as an exemplary collection of ideas and inspiration.

However, your own ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
The photo shows families and athletes holding each other by the arms.
Project collaboration with the LOC

Cooperation with universities, colleges, teachers and students plays an elementary role in building bridges between research, teaching and practice.

As the Local Organising Committee, we are very glad about our cooperation with you and thus we have summarized numerous ideas for this in a project catalogue.

Of course, we are also open to your collaboration ideas!
Das Bild zeigt eine Gruppe von Volunteers die mit zwei Athleten feiert.
Volunteer Program

We offer the framework with our Volunteer Program to put theoretical knowledge into practice.

Please let us know the number of participants by 31 January 2023. We will then need compulsory, concrete information on your seminar participants by 15 April 2023 at the latest.

Be so kind and send your pre-registration directly to so that we can organize the registration procedure for your group individually.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Dr. Kathrin Weber

Education & Science Manager