The French Handisport Federation
The missions of the French Handisport Federation
The organization, development, coordination and control of the practice of physical activities and sports, for the benefit of people with a physical and/or sensory disability, as well as accessible events, in the metropolitan territory and in the departments and territories of overseas. To do this, we rely on Departmental and Regional Committees, constituted as associations, as well as on more than 1400 duly affiliated associations.
- French Paralympic and Sports
- French National Olympic and Sports
- International Paralympic
The three core values of the FFH
It is essential to take into account the particularities of the participant. We welcome athletes into a safe sports environment that is adequately adapted to their capacities. In this, we rely on the principle of compensation of the consequences of the handicap, central pillar of the law called “for the equality of the rights and the chances, the participation and the citizenship of the handicapped persons” of February 11th, 2005.
For those with disabilities, sports are a space to develop physical capacities and embolden independence. Our goal is to help participants feel as comfortable and free as possible.
Achievement through sport helps to improve self-esteem and to better understand one’s place in society. We offer to the member, according to their aspirations and preferences, an adapted involvement within a sport of their choice (performance, enjoyment, escape, health, camaraderie, coaching, and refereeing…).