OPENING CEREMONY June 21, 2014
5TH WTF WORLD PARA-TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
European Taekwondo Union’s Mission
The mission of the European Taekwondo Union is to provide effective international governance of para taekwondo as a Paralympic Sport within the European geographical region of the WTF.
The objectives of the European Para Taekwondo Union are:
- to work towards the integration of disabled children and adults in taekwondo activities and championships;
- to focus on empowering and enabling children and adults with disabilities to take up positions of responsibility in sport;
- to work with and through the Member National Associations of ETU in order to enhance the capacity to integrate people with disabilities into physical recreation;
- to promote, expand, and improve within Europe the practice of para taekwondo in light of its educational, cultural, and sports values (the “Taekwondo movement”);
- to promote fair play, youth development, and education;
- to encourage peace and cooperation though participation in sports;
- to promote or sanction international para taekwondo competitions;
- to take action in order to strengthen the unity and protect the interests of the European Para Taekwondo Union, ETU, WTF and the Taekwondo Movement;
- to engage in other (para) activities in support of the above objectives.