Camozzi Research Centre: research project for the paralympic Skeet shooting


September 19 2017

The Interdepartmental Laboratory of Ateneo Brixia Accessibility will coordinate the project

Paralympic skeet shooting. The University of Brescia, the Italian Skeet Shooting Federation, Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta and the Camozzi Research Centre sign a framework convention for a study on accessibility

Brescia - 14 September 2017 - In occasion of the Paralympic Skeet Shooting World Cup, which stops over in Lonato these days, the University of Brescia presents the research project that the Interdepartmental Laboratory Brixia Accessibility Lab wants to carry out regarding the accessibility for paralympic shooters in the context of the didactic and scientific cooperation framework convention with the Italian Skeet Shooting Federation, with Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta and the Camozzi Research Centre.

This afternoon, the research program will be illustrated in the Apollo Room of the Rector’s office, Maurizio Tira - Rector of the University of Brescia, by Alberto Arenghi, Deputy Rector of disabilities and Director of the Brixia Accessibility Lab, Luciano Rossi, President of the Italian Skeet Shooting Federation, Franco Gussalli Beretta, President of the Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta and Lodovico Camozzi, President of  the Camozzi Research Centre. 

The project has the aim to develop guide lines for the accessibility of the skeet shooting courts in order to promote this sport at paralympic level and not only. The study regards the accessibility of the amenities and shooting ranges, as well as the “organizational” accessibility, i.e. the management of space.

«Accessibility is a requirement “for everyday life; where we learn, work, play and love”  - explains Prof. Arenghi, citing the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO, 1986) -. Even in sport there is a need for research and innovation to transform and update our environment so that the greatest number of people can contribute to the improvement of the society they live in and, in this way, affirm their right of citizenship».

"Paralympic Skeet Shooting - emphasizes Luciano Rossi, President of the Italian Skeet Shooting Federation - is an Italian dream that, thanks to the hard work that the Federation has been doing in the past 10 years for and on behalf of the International Shooting Sport Federation with the approval of the International and National Paralympic Committee, has been transformed in a wonderful reality. The first IPC World Cup taking place these days at the Trap Concaverde facilities in Lonato del Garda, represents a historical achievement for us, both from a cultural and from a sports point of view. With this new project we will continue to contribute decisively in the growth of our sport disciplines and, more in general, of the international sport movement».

Also Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta participates in the project with enthusiasm: «For years my family - states the President Franco Gussalli Beretta - supports the development of Skeet Shooting, together with FITAV, sharing the dream of bringing this sport to compete in the Paralympics of Paris in 2024. Beyond sustaining single athletes and developing new equipment to better satisfy the needs of the shooter, we believe it is fundamental to contribute in creating the best places to practise Skeet Shooting. We think that skeet shooting has a potential that no other paralympic sport is able to express, thanks to a level of performance of the shooters that is equal to that of able-bodied athletes. Paralympic skeet shooting is an example of inclusion that tells a story of equal opportunities, dignity and, every day, we see examples of high professionalism, dedication and passion in the paralympic athletes from which we all can learn».

 

«Combining the name and the image of the Camozzi Group with social, cultural and sport projects and events - declares Lodovico Camozzi, President of the Camozzi Group -is an integral part of our strategy and of our way of doing business. In particular, we try to support the initiatives linked to the world of sport for persons with disabilities, because we believe that sport is an extremely important element in the life of everyone and that everybody has the right to practise one. Through the Camozzi Research Centre we cooperate with universities and research centres to realize technologically advanced solutions that can be used in the different sectors in which we operate, from industry, to life science up to digital. In this specific case we will try to transmit the know-how of our companies so that adequate projects and facilities can be created in order to encourage differently abled athletes to participate in sport competitions with the awareness  that more accessible facilities will bring benefits to all athletes and to all the community.».