The Adriatic IoNIan GaMes For Social InclUSion, a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will be held in Ancona from the 27th to the 29th of September.

The event is promoted and organized by the City of Ancona with the support of Marche Region, Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities, the School Authority Office for the Marche Region – M.I.U.R., the CONI, Forum AIC, the Italian Navy, the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, the AICCRE (Italian Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions – CEMR), the CIP (Italian Paralympic Commitee), EURES – European Employment Services, Europe Direct – Marche Region, UNICAM, UNIURB, TECLA, AVIS, USS, CSV Marche, IgersItalia, Commission for equal opportunities – Marche Region, SAPE and Network Città Sane.

More than 1000 athletes (15-16 years old) coming from sixteen countries of the Adriatic and Ionian, Baltic and Danube Region will compete in 10 different sporting disciplines (Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia).

The main objective of A.NI.M.US is to strengthen the role played by sport in social inclusion and cohesion within the Adriatic Ionian Region thanks to the empowerment of cities and volunteer organisations. The network of cities and organisations involved will contribute to improve the collaboration, capacity building and spreading of best practices on inclusive sport and to strengthen social and cultural cohesion.

Within the event an Info-Kiosk will be organized to raise awareness on the relevance of the EUSAIR – EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region and the key role of its main stakeholders in fostering the sound implementation of its Action Plan.


Friday 27 September

16.00 - 19.30

Saturday 28 September

10.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 - 19.30

Sunday 29 September

10.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 – 19.30


At the Info-Kiosk representatives of the following associations will be available in order to inform about the project and their work:

AII-PS - Adriatic and Ionian Initiative Permanent Secretariat

FAIC - Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities

Forum AIC - Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Chambers of Commerce

UniAdrion - Association of Universities of the Adriatic-Ionian Area

CPMR - Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

AIE - Adriatic Ionian Euroregion